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 broadcast

Hot Biscuits present extracts from a live gig from Stuart McCallum at Creative Space, Manchester. Expect some smart electric guitar sounds. Also included is music from Kat Eaton, her recent single, Meg Morley Music, Racheal Calladine, Robert Castelli & Boom. If you like the sound of this tell your friends and find me at www.mixcloud.com/stevebewick 24/07


Hedsor Jazz | ALAN BARNES, Stuart Henderson

Thurs 18 Aug | ALAN BARNES – Reeds, Stuart Henderson – Trumpet | 8:30 | £10 | The Hedsor Social Club, Hedsor Rd, Bourne End, Bucks. SL8 5ES | Please check https://jazzfromgeoff.blogspot.com for line-up changes, etc.changes, etc.


Marlow Jazz Club

Vasilis Xenopoulos

Tues 23 Aug| Marlow Jazz Club | Vasilis Xenopoulos saxes, Nigel Price guitar, Rob Barron piano, Elliot Toms drums, Stuart Barker bass |Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10 | Brilliant partnership, likely to attract a good crowd, so to be sure of a seat phone 01628 486571


P’Jam | The Angel, Woolhampton

© Martin Breschinski

Sat 27 Aug | P’Jam
 | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

P’Jam is a joyful quartet of musicians who simply enjoy playing jazz together 
in sometimes slightly unexpected and spontaneous ways. With a repertoire that
 spans Miles Davis to the Beatles, expect an evening of great music in good company!


Jazz at Oaken Grove Vineyard | Hot Club Quartet

Sun 28 Aug | Hot Club Quartet | Mike Piggott violin, Jeff Green guitar, Nils Solberg guitar, Andy Crowdy double bass | Oaken Grove Vineyard | £20, tables for 2-6 people available | Also available to pre-order is food served by the Little Urban Chef | Gates open 12.00pm midday for drinks, food from 2.45pm, music 3.00pm | More information and tickets soon


Hugh Turner & Nial Tompkins | Reading

Sun 28 Aug | Hugh Turner guitar, Nial Tompkins guitar | The Retreat, St. John’s Road, Reading | 3.30-5.30pm | Free entry | Great jazz guitar duo playing swing, funk and soul standards |


Gareth Chelley Quartet | Queens Head, Reading

Sat 3 Sep | Gareth Chelley Quartet | Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Mike Bennett bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ | 8pm | Free entry

 


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 6 Sept | Equinox Quintet with Antoily Vyacheslovov (Tolly) | Antoily Vyacheslovov (Tolly) tenor sax, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, and Paul Kaluza drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Sarah Bolter

Fri 9 Sep | Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Sarah Bolter sax flute clarinet & vocals Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Goring Community Centre, The Old School, Station Rd, RG8 9HB | 7:30 pm | £10 | Please book early to avoid disappointment – tickets here, from Inspiration Goring or cash or card on the door.


Wokingham In Need presents Art Themen and friends | Wokingham

Fri 9 Sep | Art Themen and friends | Whitty Theatre, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU | Art Themen sax, Mike Gorman pianist/keyboardist, Steve Brown drums, Fleur Stevenson vocals, Andy Crowdy double bass | Doors 6:30pm, performance 7.30pm | £20 | Tickets here | Bar is open before, during interval and at the end | All proceeds raised from this event will go to Wokingham In Need for distribution to worthy causes.


Fleur Stevenson & Hugh Turner Duo | Didcot

Fleur Stevenson

Fri 23 Sep | Fleur Stevenson & Hugh Turner Duo | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Rd, Didcot OX11 7NE | 6-8pm | Free entry | Full bar available


Peter Bingham Quartet | The Angel, Woolhampton

Peter Bingham

Sat 24 Sep | Peter Bingham Quartet| Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass,  Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Peter Bingham started playing clarinet in his pre-teen years and later converted to saxophone at the age of 15 in order to play in his uncle’s dance band. He ran that band after his uncle retired and also played in an organ trio. He began playing modern jazz at a jazz workshop at the West End Centre in the late 1970s. Peter’s current band Equinox, formed in 2000, has a ‘first Tuesday of the month’ residency at The Four Horseshoes, Sherfield on Loddon.


Hugh Turner Quintet, featuring Stuart Henderson and Anatoliy Vyacheslavov | Crowmarsh Jazz, Wallingford

Sat 24 Sep | Hard swinging jazz, funk and blues | Hugh Turner guitar, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Anatoliy Vyacheslavov sax, Raph Mizraki double bass, Steve Wyndam drums | Crowmarsh Jazz Club, Crowmarsh Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Bar and pizza available | Wallingford | Doors 6.45pm, show 7.30pm | £15: https://crowmarshjazz.co.uk


Bossa Gringo | Henley

Friday 30 Sep | Bossa Gringo| Five Horseshoes , Maidensgrove, Henley | 8-10.30pm| £16 music cover | Advanced booking only | Full menu and bar availability | Bookings only 01491 641282

Brilliant local saxophone phenomenon Toliy Vyacheslavov’s Nu Latin group, featuring Toliy on sax, flute and percussion, ace guitarist Hugh Turner on acoustic nylon and steel string guitar , acoustic bass man Paul Jeffries and polymath Raph Mizraki playing congas, bongos, acoustic bass, electric bass , melodica, cello and whatever else is in his recording studio on the way out of the door! Think Getz, jobim and more.  Not to be missed.


P’Jam | The Queens Head, Reading

© Martin Breschinski

Sat 1 Oct | P’Jam
 | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Queens Head, 54 Christchurch Rd, Reading RG2 7AZ | Music from 8pm | Free entry.

P’Jam is a joyful quartet of musicians who simply enjoy playing jazz together 
in sometimes slightly unexpected and spontaneous ways. With a repertoire that
 spans Miles Davis to the Beatles, expect an evening of great music in good company!


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Oct | Equinox Quintet with guest tbc | guest tbc, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, and Paul Kaluza drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Sarah Jane Eveleigh

Fri 14 Oct | Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals + guest , Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Goring Community Centre, The Old School, Station Rd, RG8 9HB | 7:30 pm | £10 | Please book early to avoid disappointment – tickets here, from Inspiration Goring or cash or card on the door.


Woodley Theatre Presents Jazz @ Oakwood | 100 Years of Jazz Trumpet (from Buddy Bolden to Miles Davis and beyond…)

Sat 15 Oct | Woodley Theatre Presents Jazz @ Oakwood | 100 Years of Jazz Trumpet (from Buddy Bolden to Miles Davis and beyond…) | The Martin Hart Trio: Ken McCarthy piano, Andy Crowdy bass and Martin Hart drums featuring Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugelhorn | Oakwood Centre Centre, Woodley, RG5 4JZ | 7.45 | All tickets £12.00 available online at www.woodleytheatre.org or from the Box Office 07488 337 838


Moscow Drug Club | Crowmarsh Jazz, Wallingford

Sat 29 Oct | Crowmarsh Jazz Club, Crowmarsh Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Bar and pizza available | Wallingford | Doors 6.45pm, show 7.30pm | £15: https://crowmarshjazz.co.uk


Steph Pirrie Quartet | The Angel, Woolhampton

Stephanie Pirrie by Ian Wallman

Sat 29 Oct | Steph Pirrie Quartet | Steph Pirrie vocals & trumpet, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Steph Pirrie has performed as a vocalist with some of the UK’s finest musicians and is currently studying jazz trumpet at the UK Jazz School working with some of our most admired educators, including Nick Weldon, David Lewis and Steve Waterman.

She began studying voice and classical trumpet aged 11. Her love of harmony, singing and groove-based music inspired her to become a jazz singer.

Steph is also an accredited vocal coach and conductor specialising in groups, acapella, backing vocals and choirs.


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 1 Nov | Equinox Quintet with Mike Gale | Mike Gale trumpet & flugelhorn, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, and Paul Kaluza drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club |  Trish Elphinstone 

Fri 11 Nov | Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Trish Elphinstone  saxophonist, Martin Pickett piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Goring Community Centre, The Old School, Station Rd, RG8 9HB | 7:30 pm | £10 | Please book early to avoid disappointment – tickets here, from Inspiration Goring or cash or card on the door.


P’Jam | The Angel, Woolhampton

© Martin Breschinski

Sat 26 Nov | P’Jam
 | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, TBC bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

P’Jam is a joyful quartet of musicians who simply enjoy playing jazz together 
in sometimes slightly unexpected and spontaneous ways. With a repertoire that
 spans Miles Davis to the Beatles, expect an evening of great music in good company!


Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Stuart Henderson trumpet

Fri 9 Dec | Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Stuart Henderson trumpet and flugelhorn, Mike Wilkins saxophone, Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Goring Community Centre, The Old School, Station Rd, RG8 9HB | 7:30 pm | £10 | Please book early to avoid disappointment – tickets here, from Inspiration Goring or cash or card on the door.


Live streamed events

A great source for information on live streamed events (and the occasional live gig) is the Days and Weeks Ahead feature in the London Jazz Newsletter

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