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


1920s/1930s party in aid of St Michael’s Hospice Basingstoke featuring Julia Titus | Wolverton nr Tadley

Julia Titus (photo by Alan White)

Sat 20 July | 1920s/1930s party in aid of St Michael’s Hospice Basingstoke | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Wolverton nr Tadley | George and Dragon | 7pm – midnight | £15 including welcome fizz and buffet supper | Tickets: call Rosie 01184 373176 / 07733 886255 or the George and Dragon 01635 298292


The Rosina Hepburn Quintet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Sat 20 Jul | The Rosina Hepburn Quintet | Rosina Hepburn (vocals), Reuben Ard (piano), Steph Legg (alto sax), Jose Canha (upright bass), David West (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £14/£12(conc)


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 20 Jul | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his quartet with Frankie Tontoh (drums), Anatoliy Vyacheslavov (tenor saxophone) and Stefan Redtenbacher (bass) at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 10.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


Moscow Drug Club | Basingstoke

Sat 20 July | Moscow Drug Club |Katya Gorrie, vocalist | Basingstoke | Queen Mary’s Hall, Queen Mary’s College Cliddesden Road RG21 3HF | 7:30pm | £14 | Fundraiser for the Lions Club, supporting people in need | Tickets on 01256 421867 or email mauricehockley@hotmail.com  Also on sale at Toucan Travel, Chineham Shopping Centre or by card payment through the Lions Club website


The Music of Ella and Sarah | Caversham

Sat 20 Jul | The Music of Ella and Sarah | Juliet Roberts and Vimala Rowe vocals Janette Mason piano, Shanti trumpet, Simon Little bass, Jamie Murray drums | Caversham | St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road RG4 7P | 7.30pm | Tickets £18 – £22 on the door or in advance from Waltons the Jewellers in Caversham (closed Mondays, cash only) | More info here and on 0118 9484112 / 0118 9463202


Wood Street Jazz Festival | Wood Street Village Green


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | Clark Tracey Quintet | South Hill Park

Tue 23 Jul | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the Clark Tracey Quintet | Alexandra Ridout trumpet, Sean Payne sax, Elliot Sansom piano, James Owston bass, Clark Tracey drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £10.50 and £5.50 U18s


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra with “The Evolution of the Big Band – from the Birth of Jazz” | Reading Fringe Festival

Tue 23 Jul | Part of the Reading Fringe Festival | Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | A roasting hot swinging 17 piece big band boasting many fine jazz soloists, directed by local trumpet star Stuart Henderson will be playing classics from the earliest days of the big bands, through the Swing Era up to contemporary arrangers and composers. Ellington, Basie, Kenton, Rich and many more! | Venue: Reading Minster | 8pm – 10.30pm | £15
For more details and tickets


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 25 Jul | 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


John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Thur 25 Jul | John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus | John Etheridge (guitar), Christian Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar), Andy Crowdy (double bass) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £16


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 26 Jul | Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Stuart Henderson trumpet, line up see web site | Finchampstead | Memorial Hall, RG40 4JU | http://www.remixjazzorchestra.co.uk/ | 8.30pm | Price TBC


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner | Woolhampton

Sat 27 Jul | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson plus guest and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 28 Jul | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, guest tbc, piano tbc, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 28 Jul | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5.15pm | Admission: £27


Mach4+1 | Global Cafe, Reading

Tues 30 Jul | Mach4+1 | Barry McNamara vocals, Gareth Lewis guitar, Otto Silveira piano, Rob Barnes bass, Nick accordion | Reading | The Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge


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

Thu 1 Aug | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Mike Wilkins Trio | Mike Wilkins saxes, Martin Pickett piano, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Swinging Hot Jazz – Art Themen | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 2 Aug | Swinging Hot Jazz – Art Themen | Art Themen (saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Clark Tracey (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 4 Aug | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason guitar/vocals, Gordon Johnson keys/vocals | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Mike Piggott Quartet

Sun 4 Aug | Mike Piggott jazz violin, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm /£9.00


7th Birthday of Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 6 Aug | Celebrating 7 years of Jazz at the Four Horseshoes: Equinox with Alex Forsyth | Alex Forsyth alto sax & flute, Peter Bingham tenor sax,, Jon Wilks guitar, Derek Alford bass, Paul Kaluza percussion | Sherfield-on-Loddon | Four Horseshoes | 8:00pm | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Rhythms at the Yurt – The Music of Gershwin – The Catherine Sykes Trio | Didcot

Fri 23 Aug | The Music of Gershwin – The Catherine Sykes Trio | Catherine Sykes vocals, Jez Cook guitar, Paul Jefferies bass | Didcot | The Yurt | 8pm | Tickets


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle | Shinfield

Thu 29 Aug | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, TBC bass, Jim wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Woolhampton

Sat 31 Aug | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Martin Dix guitar, Nick Hill bass bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 1 Sept | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals | John Monney bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Julia Titus Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 1 Sep | Julia Titus Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano,, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5.15pm | Admission: £27


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Mark Nightingale trombone

Sun 1 Sep | Mark Nightingale trombone, Rory McInroy piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Sept | 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)


Rhythms at The Yurt – The Dream Duo | Didcot

Fri 20 Sep | The Dream Duo | Julian Marc Stringle clarinet & saxophone, Dominic Ashworth guitar | Tickets here

 


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot | Shinfield

Thu 26 Sep | LloydPayne/Otto Caretta & friends | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Mark Lockheart’s Jazz Suite ‘Days on Earth’, a Jazz In Reading / Bracknell Jazz presentation at South Hill Park, Bracknell

Fri 27 Sept | Mark Lockheart’s Jazz Suite ‘Days on Earth’, a Jazz In Reading / Bracknell Jazz presentation at South Hill Park, Bracknell. ‘Days on Earth’ is an exciting suite created by Mark Lockheart (In Deep, Fellow Creatures, Perfect Houseplants). The performance will commence with a set from the sextet, and following an interval, guests and a string quartet will join the sextet to perform the suite. Tickets: Adults £22.00 – £23.00: Students £10: School and music student groups £5.50.
For more details and tickets


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Sep | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Claire Jones vocals, Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 1 Oct | Pro-Am Challenge: Equinox with Simon Allen | Simon Allen sax, 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)


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 6 Oct | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason
guitar/Voc. | Gordon Johnson keys/Voc. | Caversham | The Griffin |
3.30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Graham vibes

Sun 6 Oct | Alan Graham vibes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – P’Jam | Shinfield

© Martin Breschinski

Thurs 24 Oct | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 26 Oct | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, TBC bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 3 Nov | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason
guitar/Voc. | Gordon Johnson keys/Voc. | Caversham | The Griffin |
3.30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Bruce Adams trumpet

Sun 3 Nov | Bruce Adams trumpet, Maff Potts piano,Terry Hutchins guitar,Brian Greene drums, and Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Nov | Equinox with Andy Walls | Andy Walls piano, 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)


National Youth Jazz Orchestra | Henley

Fri 8 November | National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) | Henley | Kenton Theatre | 7:30pm | £26 Adult £24 Child


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – New Jazz Sextet | Shinfield

Thu 21 Nov | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – New Jazz Sextet | Ross Law trombone, Leon Vince tenor sax, Andy Townsend trumpet, Nick Hill piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Peter Jones | Woolhampton

Sat 30 Nov | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Peter Jones | Peter Jones vocals, John-Paul Muir piano | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Denny Ilett guitar and vocals

Sun 1 Dec | Denny Ilett guitar and vocals, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 1 Dec | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals. | Gordon Johnson keys/vocals| Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Dec | Equinox with Debbie Bracknell | Debbie Bracknell 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)


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 7 Dec | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax | Reading | The Forester’s Arms, Brunswick Street | 8:30pm | No charge