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


Baron Mara │ The Retreat, Reading │The Village Easter Festival

CANCELLED – the Village Festival is re-scheduled to August Bank Holiday weekend

Fri 10 Apr│Baron Mara│Tom Neill alto saxophone, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Tony Lyons drums│Reading│The Retreat│3pm│No charge


JAZZ AT THE GUILDFORD RUGBY PAVILLION – SARA OSCHLAG QUINTET | GODALMING

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Wed 15 Apr | Sara Oschlag vocals, Tony Kofi alto sax, Nigel Price guitar, Marianne Windham bass, Darren Beckett drums | Godalming |Guildford Rugby Pavillion | 8pm | £16, members £14 | Buy tickets


Andrew McCormack’s Graviton | Progress Theatre, Reading

CANCELLED

Fri 17 Apr | Andrew McCormack piano, Noemi Nuti vocals, Josh Arcoleos sax, Tom Herbert electric bass, Joshua Blackmore drums

Internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Andrew McCormack has built a diverse and hugely successful career with appearances at major festivals and concert halls all over the globe. Well known for his enduring association with saxophone greats Jean Toussiant and  Jason Yarde and as a long-standing member of the Kyle Eastwood Band – he composed and orchestrated film scores for Kyle’s famous father Clint, including ‘Flags of Our Fathers’, ‘Letters from Iwo Jima’ and ‘The Changeling’,  Andrew has recently added Graviton to his many personal projects.

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Denny Ilett Jr All Star Band plays the music of Frank Sinatra | The Gap Gig, Goring on Thames

CANCELLED

Fri 17 April | Denny Ilett Jr All Star Band plays the music of Frank Sinatra | Denny Ilett vocals, Simon Gardner trumpet, Ian Bateman trombone, Richard Exall tenor sax/flute, Amy Roberts baritone sax/clarinet, Gareth Williams piano, Alec Dankworth bass and Mark Whitlam drums | Goring Village Hall | Doors  7.30pm | Tickets £15 from 01491 874492


Art Themen | Rhythms at the Yurt, Didcot

CANCELLED

Fri 24 Apr | Art Themen Trio | Art Themen – saxophones, Frank Henderson – keyboards, Mark Hodgson – bass | Didcot | £18.50 | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Book here


JAZZ AT THE ELECTRIC THEATRE – WENDY KIRKLAND QUARTET | GUILDFORD

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Tues 28 Apr | Wendy Kirkland piano and vocals | Guildford | Electric Theatre | 7 30pm | £16, members £14 | Buy tickets


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 3 May | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason guitar/vocals, Gordon Johnson keys | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Mike Piggott

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Sun 3 May | Mike Piggott jazz violin, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00


Eden River Collective │ Joe’s Bar & Grill, Oxford

Thurs 7 May│Eden River Collective│Saskia McNamara vocals, Jonathan Judge saxophones and flute, Ruben Berrios piano, Howard King bass│Oxford |  Joe’s Bar & Grill │8pm│No charge


Chamber Jazz Concert: Gilad Atzmon, Ross Stanley | Henley

Wed 13 May | Chamber Jazz Concert | Gilad Atzmon, Ross Stanley | Henley | Spice Merchant | 8pm | £12 music cover charge | Call 01491 636118 for [limited] places


Jazz in Reading presents: Hummus Crisis | Global Cafe Reading

CANCELLED

Thurs 14 May | Jazz in Reading presents: Hummus Crisis | Martin Picket organ, Kevin Armstrong guitar, Ben Twyford drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | Suggested donation £3


Oxley – Meier Guitar Project | Rhythms at the Yurt, Didcot

CANCELLED

Fri 22 May | Oxley – Meier Guitar Project | Pete Oxley – guitar, Nicolas Meier – guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £17.50 | Book here


Vasilis Xenopoulos’ Dexterity Quintet | Progress Theatre, Reading

CANCELLED

Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Quentin Collins trumpet, Ross Stanley keyboard, Simon Thorpe bass, Matt Fishwick drums

Friday 29 May | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7.30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus max 5% booking fee


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Barnes saxes

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Sun 7 Jun | Alan Barnes saxes, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00


Hugh Turner Trio | Rhythms at the Yurt, Didcot

Fri 19 Jun | Hugh Turner Trio | Hugh Turner – guitar, Raph Mizraki – double bass, Steve Wyndham – drums and percussion | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £18.50 | Book here

 


Clark Tracey Quintet | Progress Theatre, Reading

CANCELLED

Friday 3 July | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7.30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus max 5% booking fee

Clark Tracey has had a long history of finding young talented musicians and presenting them in a professional environment. This latest group formed at the beginning of 2018 is no exception and has even been tipped as his best line up for several years. All exceptional musicians, three of whom have been finalists in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competitions including Alexandra Ridout who won it in 2016 at the AGE OF 17. Their debut CD, No Doubt, was well received and showcases the best of young jazz in the UK.

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Jazz in Reading presents: Equinox | Global Cafe Reading

Thurs 9 Jul | Jazz in Reading presents: Equinox | Peter Bingham saxophones, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass guitar, Paul Kaluza percussion | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | Suggested donation £3