Jazz at Progress


Since 2012, Jazz in Reading has been programming fantastic monthly jazz gigs - featuring leading British and international jazz stars - at Progress Theatre here in Reading under the Jazz at Progress brand.

We feature some of the finest soloists, singers and band leaders in the UK and beyond who are supported by a bevy of talented musicians. Expect some great evenings of live modern jazz, right here on your doorstep.

Scroll down for further details of these irresistible gigs.

Check out our new Gallery page for images from some of the great gigs we've put on at Progress.


The Power Of Three | Buy tickets here

Friday 21 October 2022 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions, £9 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Tommaso Starace reeds Jim Watson piano Dave Chamberlain bass Always on the look out for musicians who have something new to add to the jazz genre, we are pleased to present a […]

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The Nat Steele MJQ Quartet: Portrait of the MJQ | Tickets on sale soon

Friday 25 November 2022 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions, £9 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Nat Steele vibraphone Gabriel Latchin piano Dario Di Lecce bass Steve Brown drums Nat Steele, vibraphonist and co-founder of the Bop Fest Jazz Festival, who grew up in Reading, brings his quartet […]

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Alan Barnes’ “Copperfield” –  A Dickensian Jazz Suite | Tickets on sale soon

Friday 16 December 2022 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions, £9 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Alan Barnes sax, clarinets Bruce Adams trumpet Mark Nightingale trombone Robert Fowler sax, clarinet Karen Sharp sax, clarinet David Newton piano Simon Thorpe bass Clark Tracey drums “Copperfield” – a new jazz […]

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Progress Theatre

progress theatre - jazz in reading

www.progresstheatre.co.uk | The Mount, Off Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL

Bar at all gigs from 7:00pm. Drinks may be taken into the auditorium during performances.

progress theatre - jazz in reading

Progress Theatre is a self-governing, self-funding theatre group founded in 1947, maintained by volunteers. The Theatre itself is an intimate 95-seat venue. It is the oldest operating theatre in Reading and has a fully licensed bar. There is wheelchair access to the Theatre with a space for disabled patrons. In 2011 Sir Kenneth Branagh became the Patron to Progress Theatre.