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


All That Latin Jazz with Katrina and Friends | Reading

Sun 22 July | All That Latin Jazz with Katrina and Friends | Reading | Global Cafe | 7 – 9:30pm | Admission free, contributions welcome


Mike Miller Trio | Rotherwick

Sun 22 Jul | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Rotherwick | Tylney Hall | 2:30pm | Jazz Afternoon Tea £36 per person


Musical Sundays – The Yvette Byrne Quartet | West Wycombe

Sun 22 Jul | Musical Sundays – The Yvette Byrne Quartet | Yvette Byrne vocals, Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass, Jim Wade drums | West Wycombe | West Wycombe Park | 2:30 pm | No charge (admission applies)


Reading Dusseldorf Jazz Ensemble | Reading Fringe Festival | Buy tickets

Wed 25 July | Reading Station Hill Plaza, in front of The Village Biscuit Tin Cafe/Bar
7:30pm till 10.00pm | £15.00 plus booking fee


Photo: Zoe White Photography

Jazz at The Reading Fringe Festival: “Reading Dusseldorf Jazz Ensemble”

Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugelhorn, Reiner Witzel alto & soprano saxes, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki bass, Simon Price drums

Led by local trumpet and flugelhorn star Stuart Henderson, a stellar group of local and visiting musicians promise you an evening of the greatest classic and contemporary jazz. Bringing you the music of the most iconic jazz stars from bebop and beyond | Read more…
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Berkshire Jazz Jam: Ken Thompson Trio | Global Cafe | Reading

Wed 25 Jul | Jam session with house band, open to singers and instrumentalists | Ken Thompson guitar, Phil Berry bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9:00pm | No charge  ** CANCELLED due to holidays **


The Clive Burton Celebration Band with Max Brittain & Peter Cook | Hedsor

Thur 26 Jul | The Clive Burton Celebration Band with Max Brittain & Peter Cook | Max Brittain guitar, Peter Cook sax, Nigel Fox keyboard, bass tbc, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Fleur Stevenson’s Jazz Singers’ Night | Reading

Thurs 26 Jul | Fleur Stevenson vocals/ host, guest piano, bass, Paul Glover drums | Global Cafe, 35-39 London St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 4PS | 9pm | Free admission


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Shinfield

Thurs 26 Jul | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan vocals, Nick Hill piano, Martin Dix guitar, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 27 Jul | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Fleur Stevenson and Hugh Turner Duo | Reading

Fri 27 Jul | Fleur Stevenson vocals, and Hugh Turner guitar | Broad Street Bar and Kitchen, 81 Broad St, Reading RG1 2AP | 8pm | Free admission


Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Ade Holland Trio | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Jul | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Ade Holland Trio | John Aust reeds and vocals,  Gordon Johnson keys and vocals, Ade Holland guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8.00pm | No charge


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

Sun 29 Jul | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson plus guest and the Simon Price Trio | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 29 July | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Tea for two £20


No Room For Squares featuring AKQ | Reading

Wed 1 Aug | No Room For Squares featuring AKQ | Andy Kennedy – saxophones, Brian Throup – bass, Tony Imbierski – keyboards, Fez – drums, Fern Rose – percussion | Reading | Milk Bar | 8pm | Free entry


The Clive Burton Celebration Band | Hedsor

Thur 2 Aug | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet | Lester Brown trumpet, guest tbc, Nigel Fox keyboard, bass tbc, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Bracknell Jazz | Bracknell

Fri 3 Aug | Bracknell Jazz | Jimmy Hastings tenor sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters Bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 7.30pm | £12 (£5.50 under 18s).


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 5 Aug | Mike Miller Trio with Phil Berry double  bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms |
3:00 pm | Free admission


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Art Themen with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 5 Aug | Art Themen tenor and soprano saxophone, Terry Hutchins guitar, Malcolm Cliff piano, Brian Green drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 5 Aug | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland Guitar, Phil Mason guitar/voc, Esther Ng bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 | No charge


Frank Toms’ New Ten Band “Conkers” | Marlow

Tue 7 Aug | Frank Toms’ New Ten Band “Conkers” including star guests Steve Waterman trumpet and Karen Sharp saxophones | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £8


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 Aug | Equinox with Jonathan Judge | Jonathan Judge tenor 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)


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

Wed 8 Aug  | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | Richard Leach – 7 stars of Jazz | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Special Gala evening | Hedsor Jazz

Thur 9 Aug | Special Gala evening celebrating Geoff Cronin’s 80th | Gill Cook vocals, Roy Williams trombone, and the Clive Burton Celebration Band | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £10 on the door | free parking


Rhythms at the Yurt – Ben Holder Trio | Didcot

Fri 10 Aug | Ben Holder Trio | Ben Holder – violin, keys and vocals, Paul Jefferies – bass, Jez Cook – guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets


Rhythms at the Yurt – Guitar Fiesta | Didcot

Sat 11 Aug | Guitar Fiesta | Denny Ilett – guitar, Hugh Turner – guitar, Jez Cook – guitar| Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 12 Aug | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Michelle Aspell vocals, Robert Otwinowski guitar | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Tues 14 Aug | Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Jam session with house band, open to singers and instrumentalists | Les Foden saxophone, Mark Burton keyboards, Nick Hill bass, Eddie Hall drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 16 Aug | Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Live Swinging Jazz Juice with plenty of dancing room for all you Katz | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 11.00pm | No charge


Dime Notes, New Orleans Jazz | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 16 Aug | Dime Notes, New Orleans Jazz | Blues-drenched sounds of clarinet driven 1920s New Orleans jazz combine with London’s hard-swinging vintage jazz band | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13


Fleur Stevenson and Hugh Turner Duo | Reading

Fri 17 Aug | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Browns Reading, Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2A | 7pm | Free admission


Lea Lyle Quartet | Reading

Sun 19 Aug | Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Nick Hill, piano, Terry Davis bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | The Global Cafe | 7:30pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson’s Jazz Singers’ Night | Reading

Thurs 23 Aug | Fleur Stevenson vocals/ host, guest piano, bass, Paul Glover drums | Global Cafe | 9pm | Free admission


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Art of the Trio | Shinfield

Thurs 23 Aug | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Art of the Trio | Martin Pickett piano, Steve Riddle bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie & Parrot | 8pm | £5


The Magic of Summer with Simon Allen | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 24 Aug | The Magic of Summer with Simon Allen | Simon Allen 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 – Claire Jones Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 25 Aug | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Claire Jones Quartet | Claire Jones vocals, Rory McInroy piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel |  8pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 26 Aug | 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 £20


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Kintbury

Sun 27 Aug | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Raph Mizraki bass | The Dundas Arms, 53 Station Road, Kintbury, Berkshire, RG17 9UT | 6.30pm | Free admission


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 2 Sep | Mike Miller Trio with Phil Berry double  bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms |
3:00 pm | Free admission


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Denny Ilett Junior with the Terry Hutchins Trio

Sun 2 Sept / Denny Ilett and Terry Hutchins guitars, Brian Green drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 2 Sep | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason
guitar/voc, Esther Ng bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 | no charge.


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Sep | Equinox with Pauline Richings | Pauline Richings 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)


Bracknell Jazz | Bracknell

Fri 7 Sep | Bracknell Jazz | Nikki Iles piano, Mark Hodgson bass, Tim Giles drums |Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 7.30pm | £12 (£5.50 under 18s).


Lea Lyle Quartet | Reading

Sun 9 Sep | Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock, piano, Terry Davis bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | The Global Cafe | 7:30pm | No charge


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 9 Sep | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | 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 Sep | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | Matt Palmer – The Eagle Jazz Band | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


The Gap Gig | Derek Nash’s Salsa Band “Picante”

Fri 14 Sep | Derek Nash’s Salsa Band “Picante” | Goring Village Hall, Goring on Thames | Doors 7.30pm | Music 8pm | £15 | Ring 01491 874492 to book seats.


Claire Jones: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 16 Sep | Claire Jones: Jazz River Cruise on The Caversham Princess | Claire Jones vocals, Rory McInroy piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | | 2.15 – 5pm | Admission: £24.50


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington Duo | Wantage

Sun 16 Sept | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | The Greyhound Inn, Main Street, Letcombe Regis, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9JL | 6.30pm | Free admission | Reservations 01235 771969


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle Quartet | Shinfield

Thurs 20 Sep | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Terry Davis bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington Duo | Reading

Fri 21 Sep | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | Browns Reading, Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2A | 7pm | Free admission