Jazz Gig Calendar


This is a live jazz gig listings service from Jazz in Reading. We feature mostly modern jazz gigs happening within 20 miles or so of Reading.

The listings used to be published monthly, under the name 'Jazz Round About Reading', but all gigs now appear in the calendar, the link for which is below left. Check it out whenever you feel the urge to hear live jazz. Don't forget to refresh your browser each time you visit, to be sure of catching all latest changes or additions. Please check with venues before setting off - all details may be subject to change.

Musicians, promoters and venues should send their gig information to us via the Submit Your Gig form. Please note that the details you submit will be checked and edited before being approved for publication. We reserve the right to make amendments before publication if we consider the content inappropriate or inaccurate.

If you have any queries, please email info@jazzinreading.com


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk 

Sat 17 Apr | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm | Hot Biscuits takes a retrospective listen to the blistering saxaphone of Yorkshires Rod Mason in a live session courtesy of Phil Portus of the Slug & Lettuce Didsbury recorded at the Old Market Tavern. Also on the show are two numbers from vocalist Simonne Dale with Sequoia, Purple Cheesecake and more contemporary jazz sounds from Run with the Hare featuring Steve Chadwick and Faznzy Ferghani. | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk 

Thurs 15 Apr | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Hot Biscuits takes a retrospective listen to the blistering saxaphone of Yorkshires Rod Mason in a live session courtesy of Phil Portus of the Slug & Lettuce Didsbury recorded at the Old Market Tavern. Also on the show are two numbers from vocalist Simonne Dale with Sequoia, Purple Cheesecake and more contemporary jazz sounds from Run with the Hare featuring Steve Chadwick and Faznzy Ferghani. | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk 

Wed 14 Apr | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Hot Biscuits takes a retrospective listen to the blistering saxaphone of Yorkshires Rod Mason in a live session courtesy of Phil Portus of the Slug & Lettuce Didsbury recorded at the Old Market Tavern. Also on the show are two numbers from vocalist Simonne Dale with Sequoia, Purple Cheesecake and more contemporary jazz sounds from Run with the Hare featuring Steve Chadwick and Faznzy Ferghani. | Archives


Clark Tracey Quartet | Livestream from the Boileroom, Guildford

Wed 14 Apr | Clark Tracey Quartet | Bruce Boardman piano, Simon Allen tenor sax,  Andrew Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Celebrating the compositions of Stan Tracey | Livestream from the Boileroom, Guildford | 7.30pm | £10 | Tickets here

 

 

Photo by Fred Hamelin


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk 

Sat 10 Apr | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm | Swing into springtime with news and music from The Big Easy A lively 7 piece Band from Leeds featuring music by Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Nina Simone amongst others plus my own eclectic selection of early jazztime numbers | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk 

Thurs 8 Apr | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Swing into springtime with news and music from The Big Easy A lively 7 piece Band from Leeds featuring music by Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Nina Simone amongst others plus my own eclectic selection of early jazztime numbers | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk 

Wed 7 Apr | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Swing into springtime with news and music from The Big Easy A lively 7 piece Band from Leeds featuring music by Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Nina Simone amongst others plus my own eclectic selection of early jazztime numbers | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 3 Apr | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm | Hot Biscuits brings you the sounds of spring time with its very own Easter Parade. A personal selection of bonnets, eggs and general foolery will include music from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, The Easy Rollers and Stan Getz | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 1 Apr | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Hot Biscuits brings you the sounds of spring time with its very own Easter Parade. A personal selection of bonnets, eggs and general foolery will include music from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, The Easy Rollers and Stan Getz | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 31 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Hot Biscuits brings you the sounds of spring time with its very own Easter Parade. A personal selection of bonnets, eggs and general foolery will include music from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, The Easy Rollers and Stan Getz | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 27 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm | Matt Owens guitar led Quartet, Paul Parr Trio including Olivia Moore guesting, Stuart Butler’s Jazz Crackers, Andrzej Baranek on keys with his trio, Hugh Peters and his SA sounds with Zamani and closing with with be-bop from Jonathan Drapers Ocarina Be-bop, including Steve Chadwick, Gavin Barras, James Girling and Tom Harris. | Archives


Fleur Stevenson’s Jazz Singers’ Night Online 

Thurs 25 Mar | Fleur Stevenson’s Jazz Singers’ Night Online | 8pm | Free | Join Zoom Meeting here – Meeting ID: 926 3172 9198. Passcode: 702957 | Singers should contact Fleur ASAP – recorded accompaniments can be arranged.


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 25 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Matt Owens guitar led Quartet, Paul Parr Trio including Olivia Moore guesting, Stuart Butler’s Jazz Crackers, Andrzej Baranek on keys with his trio, Hugh Peters and his SA sounds with Zamani and closing with with be-bop from Jonathan Drapers Ocarina Be-bop, including Steve Chadwick, Gavin Barras, James Girling and Tom Harris. | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 24 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Matt Owens guitar led Quartet, Paul Parr Trio including Olivia Moore guesting, Stuart Butler’s Jazz Crackers, Andrzej Baranek on keys with his trio, Hugh Peters and his SA sounds with Zamani and closing with with be-bop from Jonathan Drapers Ocarina Be-bop, including Steve Chadwick, Gavin Barras, James Girling and Tom Harris. | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 20 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm | Jazz Italia selected by a friend in Genova and live jazz set by Liminal recorded at Zaffarellis Cumbria  | Archives


Tina May | Livestream from Norden Farm

Fri 19 Mar | Tina May: livestream from Norden Farm | Tina May vocals, Robin Aspland piano, Andrew Cleyndert double bass, Winston Clifford drums | 8pm | £15 per household | More information and tickets  

The gig celebrates Tina’s new album release 52nd Street and Other Tales (awarded 4 stars by The Guardian). The album is produced by Duncan Lamont Jnr and features the music and lyrics of his late father, the acclaimed saxophonist and songwriter Duncan Lamont.


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 18 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Jazz Italia selected by a friend in Genova and live jazz set by Liminal recorded at Zaffarellis Cumbria  | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 17 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Jazz Italia selected by a friend in Genova and live jazz set by Liminal recorded at Zaffarellis Cumbria  | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 13 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm |  Hot Biscuits brings you an insight into the life and music of Glenn Miller & his Orchestra in conversation with Eddie Little, Secretary at Manchester Jazz Society  |  Archives


Reading musician Matt Holland performs the songs of the artists he’s performed and recorded with

Fri 12 Mar | Reading musician Matt Holland performs the songs of the artists he’s performed and recorded with | 8pm | £7.50 | Email Matt for details


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thur 11 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |  Hot Biscuits brings you an insight into the life and music of Glenn Miller & his Orchestra in conversation with Eddie Little, Secretary at Manchester Jazz Society  |  Archives


Derek Nash [of Jools Holland fame] and his Quartet | Live-streamed from the Boileroom Guildford

Wed 10 Mar | Derek Nash Quartet | Derek Nash saxes, Graham Harvey piano, Marianne Windham bass, George Double drums | Live-streamed from the Boileroom Guildford | 7:30pm | £10 | Book here

 


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 10 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |  Hot Biscuits brings you an insight into the life and music of Glenn Miller & his Orchestra in conversation with Eddie Little, Secretary at Manchester Jazz Society  |  Archives


Denny Ilett’s Electric Lady Big Band | Livestream from Ronnie Scott’s

Sun 7 Mar | Denny Ilett’s Electric Lady Big Band | Livestream from Ronnie Scott’s | 8pm | Link


Nicolas Meier | Livestream from Switzerland

Sun 7 Mar I Nicolas Meier guitar, Arnaud Francelet acoustic bass | Two shows: 2pm and 5pm

Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 6 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm | A fresh helping of Hot Biscuits with Percolator Blues, songs from Siobhan Soraghan, Stephan O Goodson, Sarah Moule, Bluesy Susie and an introduction to Robbie Burns from Tommy Smith and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 4 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | A fresh helping of Hot Biscuits with Percolator Blues, songs from Siobhan Soraghan, Stephan O Goodson, Sarah Moule, Bluesy Susie and an introduction to Robbie Burns from Tommy Smith and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 3 Mar | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | A fresh helping of Hot Biscuits with Percolator Blues, songs from Siobhan Soraghan, Stephan O Goodson, Sarah Moule, Bluesy Susie and an introduction to Robbie Burns from Tommy Smith and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra | Archives


Stuart Henderson Trio | Livestreamed

Mon 1 Mar | Stuart Henderson Trio | Stuart Henderson trumpet/flugelhorn, Alex Steele piano, Paul Jefferies bass | 7pm | Livestreamed | Free Facebook livestream with an option to make a donation here


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 27 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm |Back to the future on our Hot Biscuits jazz broadcast with a return to the Hillary Step and some unused recordings from gigs by guitar led Sorrorous Quartet and the Steve Oakes Quartet. A Dave Brubeck number from Helen Pillinger & John Ellis, saxophones and keyboards and finishing with a light hearted encore from Jazz Crackers. | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 25 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |Back to the future on our Hot Biscuits jazz broadcast with a return to the Hillary Step and some unused recordings from gigs by guitar led Sorrorous Quartet and the Steve Oakes Quartet. A Dave Brubeck number from Helen Pillinger & John Ellis, saxophones and keyboards and finishing with a light hearted encore from Jazz Crackers. | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 24 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |Back to the future on our Hot Biscuits jazz broadcast with a return to the Hillary Step and some unused recordings from gigs by guitar led Sorrorous Quartet and the Steve Oakes Quartet. A Dave Brubeck number from Helen Pillinger & John Ellis, saxophones and keyboards and finishing with a light hearted encore from Jazz Crackers. | Archives


Brazil with Claudio! | Live-streamed

Sun 21 Feb | Brazil with Claudio! | Claudio Rugo guitar, Nicolas Meier guitar | Two performances live-streamed: 2pm and 5pm


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 20 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm |  Join me next week when I plan to explore the strange world, life and music of the avant gardist jazzman from Saturn, Sun Ra & his Arkestra  | Archives


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 18 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |  Join me next week when I plan to explore the strange world, life and music of the avant gardist jazzman from Saturn, Sun Ra & his Arkestra  | Archives


“Stories” | Nicolas Meier solo live-streamed

Thurs 18 Feb | “Stories” | Nicolas Meier guitar | 5pm


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 17 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |  Join me next week when I plan to explore the strange world, life and music of the avant gardist jazzman from Saturn, Sun Ra & his Arkestra  | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 13 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm |  Join me with Gary Heywood-Everett for our Valentine’s Day Suite of romantic jazz. This will include some old favourites from Chet Baker, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday, but some new contenders from John Leighton, Jill Torvaney and Jim McJannet and more besides  | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 11 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |  Join me with Gary Heywood-Everett for our Valentine’s Day Suite of romantic jazz. This will include some old favourites from Chet Baker, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday, but some new contenders from John Leighton, Jill Torvaney and Jim McJannet and more besides  | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 10 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |  Join me with Gary Heywood-Everett for our Valentine’s Day Suite of romantic jazz. This will include some old favourites from Chet Baker, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday, but some new contenders from John Leighton, Jill Torvaney and Jim McJannet and more besides  | Archives


Freddie Gavita Quartet | Live-streamed from the Boileroom Guildford

Wed 10 Feb | Freddie Gavita Quartet | Freddie Gavita trumpet, Tom Cawley piano, Tom Farmer bass, Chris Higginbottom drums | Live-streamed from the Boileroom Guildford | 7:30pm | £10 – tickets here


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 6 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm |  Next week Hot Biscuits gets the blues with harmonica impresario Mat Walklate. Also joining me is the Victor Brox Blues Train, well part of it, also his daughter Kyla Brox and her band, both courtesy of Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Club and finishing the show with a modern day Bessie Smith, Julia Titus   | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 4 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |  Next week Hot Biscuits gets the blues with harmonica impresario Mat Walklate. Also joining me is the Victor Brox Blues Train, well part of it, also his daughter Kyla Brox and her band, both courtesy of Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Club and finishing the show with a modern day Bessie Smith, Julia Titus   | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 3 Feb | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |  Next week Hot Biscuits gets the blues with harmonica impresario Mat Walklate. Also joining me is the Victor Brox Blues Train, well part of it, also his daughter Kyla Brox and her band, both courtesy of Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Club and finishing the show with a modern day Bessie Smith, Julia Titus   | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 30 Jan | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm | Next week Hot Biscuits invites you to join me in listening to some live sets recorded at the Hillary Step with local Jazz delights from Edward Barnwell and Edward Toots Kainyek in a piano and saxophone duo. Bim Williams guitar led Trio. Andrzej Baranek on keyboard with Ed Harrison, bass and Phil Bennet on drums. Finishing with a Dudu Pukwana number from a five piece jazz funk, Quinta.  | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thur 28 Jan | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Next week Hot Biscuits invites you to join me in listening to some live sets recorded at the Hillary Step with local Jazz delights from Edward Barnwell and Edward Toots Kainyek in a piano and saxophone duo. Bim Williams guitar led Trio. Andrzej Baranek on keyboard with Ed Harrison, bass and Phil Bennet on drums. Finishing with a Dudu Pukwana number from a five piece jazz funk, Quinta.  | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 27 Jan | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm | Next week Hot Biscuits invites you to join me in listening to some live sets recorded at the Hillary Step with local Jazz delights from Edward Barnwell and Edward Toots Kainyek in a piano and saxophone duo. Bim Williams guitar led Trio. Andrzej Baranek on keyboard with Ed Harrison, bass and Phil Bennet on drums. Finishing with a Dudu Pukwana number from a five piece jazz funk, Quinta.  | Archives


Trish Clowes’ My Iris | Live-streamed from the Boileroom Guildford

Tues 26 Jan | Trish Clowes’ My Iris | Trish Clowes saxes, Ross Stanley organ, Chris Montague guitar, James Maddren drums | Live-streamed from the Boileroom Guildford | 7:30pm | £10 | Book here


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 23 Jan | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radioco.uk | 11pm | Next week Hot Biscuits invites you to join me in a conversation with Sue Bradley, organiser at the Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival, and listen into some of her favourite tracks and bands. Spoiler alert! There is lots of jazz funk and fusion | Archives


Jazz on air – Hot Biscuits | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 21 Jan | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radioco.uk | 9pm | Next week Hot Biscuits invites you to join me in a conversation with Sue Bradley, organiser at the Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival, and listen into some of her favourite tracks and bands. Spoiler alert! There is lots of jazz funk and fusion | Archives