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


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 20 Nov | The Definite Collective, transform often well known and popular Jazz, Latin, Pop, Fusion and Funk tunes, into obscure musical explorations. Jamie Howell guitar, Matthew McNaughton sax, James Newman bass, Tony Imbierski organ, Monte Hall percussion, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9:00 – 11.00pm | No charge


The Clive Burton Celebration Band | Hedsor

Thur 22 Nov | The Clive Burton Celebration Band | Max Brittain guitar, Alan Graham vibes, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 22 Nov | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Nick Hill bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Jazz at Progress | Steve Fishwick Quintet with special guest from New York, Grant Stewart | Buy tickets

Fri 23 Nov | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £17.00 (£15.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee

Steve Fishwick trumpet, John Pearce piano, Jeremy Brown bass, Matt Fishwick drums and Grant Stewart tenor saxophone saxophone Read more…


Bracknell Jazz – Steve Waterman & Jo Fooks | South Hill Park

Fri 23 Nov | Bracknell Jazz – Steve Waterman & Jo Fooks | Steve Waterman trumprt, Jo Fooks sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, & drums tbc | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Art Themen Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 23 Nov | Art Themen Quartet | Art Themen sax, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Yvette Byrne | Woolhampton

Sat 24 Nov | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Yvette Byrne | Yvette Byrne vocals, Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Nigel Price Organ Trio plus Vasilis Xenopoulos | Ascot

Sun 25 Nov | Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Nigel Price guitar, Ross Stanley organ, Winston Clifford drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson with Piers Green and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 25 Nov | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet/flugelhorn, Piers Green sax, Pete Billington piano, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 25 Nov | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Free admission | Tea for two £25


The Clive Burton Celebration Band | Hedsor

Thur 29 Nov | The Clive Burton Celebration Band | Frank Griffith sax plus another guest tbc, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 30 Nov | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 2 Dec | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double  bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms |
3:00 pm | Free admission


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Fleur Stevenson and Maff Potts with the Terry Hutchins Trio

Sun 2 Dec | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Green drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7.00


Phil Mason Trio | Caversham

Sun 2 Dec | Phil Mason Trio | Phil Mason guitar/voc, Felicity Taylor violin/voc, John Money bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 pm | No charge


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Dec | Equinox with Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, Paul Kaluza percussion | Sherfield-on-Loddon | Four Horseshoes | 8:00pm | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Live Jazz this month at The Milk Bar: The Fusion 6│Reading

Wed 5 Dec │ No Room For Squares presents The Fusion 6 │ Fusion 6’s music varies from soul/disco to funk and jazz bringing funk, fusion, and the groove to Milk │ Reading │ Milk Bar │ 8pm │ Free Entry


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Mike Wilkins Quartet | Shinfield

Thurs 6 Dec | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Mike Wilkins Quartet | Mike Wilkins tenor sax, Tony Imbierski keys, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums |  Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | Reading

Thurs 6 Dec | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | HBmore
guitar, Richard Bawcombe guitar, David Stamper guitar, Piotr Jordan
violin, Paul Malloy double bass | Reading | The Global Cafe | 8:30pm |
Donations gratefully received


Fleur Stevenson at Pizza Express, Dean Street | London

Sat 8 Dec | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Brandon Allen sax, Pete Billington piano and Arnie Somogyi double bass | Lunchtime | Music 8pm | £15 | book online: www.pizzaexpresslive.com/venues/soho-jazz-club or call 020 7439 4962.


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 9 Dec | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Terry Davis bass | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


The very best Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 12 Dec  | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | The Dart Valley Stompers | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Chris Barber Big Band | Goring Village Hall

Fri 14 Dec | Chris Barber Big Band | Our annual concert with our president, one of the world’s best known and loved musicians, Chris Barber with his Big Band | Goring Village Hall | Goring | Goring Hall Live | 8.00pm | £19.50 – buy on line at www.buytickets.at/goringhalllive or telephone 07885251803


Jazz at Progress | Jean Tossaint Quintet: Brother Raymond Tour | Buy tickets

Fri 14 Dec | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee


Jean Toussaint saxophone, Andrew McCormack keys, Shane Forbes drums, Daniel Casimir bass, Percy Pursglove trumpet Read more…


Charity Big Band Night | California Hall, Finchampstead

Fri 14 Dec | Big Band Night at California Hall, Finchampstead with The Supertonics Big Band, featuring vocalist Tricia Bassett | Finchampstead | California Hall  RG40 3RL | Organised by, and in aid of, MHA Live at Home | Prize raffle, onsite cafe, or bring your own beer/wine/snacks | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | From 7.00pm | Tickets £12, reserve in advance on 07739 314261 or davidbennett470@gmail.com


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Trio | Woolhampton

Sat 22 Dec | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Lea Lyle Trio | Lea Lyle  vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 30 DEC | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Free admission | Tea for two £25


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 8 Jan | Equinox with Jonny Ford | Jonny Ford saxes, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, Paul Kaluza percussion | Sherfield-on-Loddon | Four Horseshoes | 8:00pm | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Jazz at Progress | Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble play ‘The Spirit of Trane’

Fri 18 Jan | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee


Gilad Atzmon tenor sax, Frank Harrison piano, Yaron Stavi double bass, Enzo Zirilli drums Read more…


Judy Vaughan Quintet | Reading, Global Cafe

Sun 20 Jan | Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan vocals, Martin Dix guitar, Phil Craddock piano, Nick Hill bass,  Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 5pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Lea Lyle Quartet and Guest | Reading, Global Cafe

Tues 29 Jan | Lea Lyle vocals, TBC guest, Phil Craddock piano, TBC bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Lea Lyle Quartet and Guest | Reading, Global Cafe

Thurs 7 Feb | Lea Lyle vocals, TBC guest, Phil Craddock piano, TBC bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Lea Lyle Quartet and Guest | Reading, Global Cafe

Thurs 7 Mar | Lea Lyle vocals, TBC guest, Phil Craddock piano, TBC bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge but contributions welcomed