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.


Jazz at Progress | Arbenz + Hart + Pursglove = Conversation | Buy tickets

Friday 22 March 2024 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Jim Hart vibraphone, percussion Florian Arbenz drums, percussion Percy Pursglove trumpet/flugelhorn Perhaps best known for his work with trio VEIN, or with American greats Dave Liebman and Dave Osby, Swiss and internationally […]

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Jazz at Progress | Five-Way Split | Buy tickets

Friday 10 May 2024 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Quentin Collins trumpet & flugel horn, Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor saxophone, Rob Barron piano,  Matyas Hofecker bass, Matt Home drums. Five-Way Split is a new jointly-led band featuring five of the finest contemporary […]

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Jazz at Progress | The Gaz Hughes Trio: The Nuclear Bebopalypse Tour | Buy tickets

Friday 21 June 2024 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Gaz Hughes drums Andrzej Baranek piano Gavin Barras double bass The Gaz Hughes Trio: The Nuclear Bebopalypse Tour Gaz Hughes is a renowned jazz drummer and band leader, who first gained wide […]

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Jazz at Progress | Jazz Suite: Under Milk Wood | Tickets on sale soon

Friday 12 July 2024 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £17.00 (£15.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee.   Ewen Baird tenor saxophone Martin Pickett piano Steve Kershaw double bass Mike Goff drums Siân Goff & Tom Neill narrators Under Milk Wood You’ve heard the original Radio Drama and seen the Play – […]

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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.