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 Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Wed 27 Oct | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |Following the traditions of spooks and ghouls Hot Biscuits will be celebrating Halloween next week with a selection of the more frightening sounds of jazz and blues from the FC-Radio library| Archives


Enrico Tomasso Quartet | Norden Farm

Thurs 28 Oct | Enrico Tomasso Quartet – From Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis | Enrico Tomasso trumpet, Alex Hutton piano, Simon Thorpe bass, Tristan Malliot drums | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF ts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) | Tickets 01628 788997


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Thurs 28 Oct | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 9pm |Following the traditions of spooks and ghouls Hot Biscuits will be celebrating Halloween next week with a selection of the more frightening sounds of jazz and blues from the FC-Radio library| Archives


Kit Downes | Caversham

Fri 29 Oct | Kit Downes – BBC Jazz awards winner – piano and organ | St Andrew’s Church, Albert Rd RG4 7PL | 7.30pm | Tickets £16-£20 under 16 free | Information and tickets

This concert is part of Concerts in Caversham – Autumn Festival of Music and Art 23-30 October. Information


P’Jam | The Angel, Woolhampton

Photo © Martin Breschinski

Sat 30 Oct | 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!


Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk

Sat 30 Oct | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm |Following the traditions of spooks and ghouls Hot Biscuits will be celebrating Halloween next week with a selection of the more frightening sounds of jazz and blues from the FC-Radio library| Archives


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tue 2nd Nov | Equinox with Guest Ross Law | Ross Law trombone, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Marianne Windham bass | Alan Harvey drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


The Nigel Price Organ Trio plus special guest Vasilis Xenopoulos | Marlow


Thurs 4 Nov | Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Nigel Price guitar, Ross Stanley B3 Hammond Organ, Joel Barford drums | Monkton Barn, Monkton Lane, Marlow SL7 3RF | 7pm | Music plus set three course menu | £70 | Tickets


Five-Way Split | Bracknell

Fri 5 Nov | Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Quentin Collins trumpet, Rob Barron piano, Matyas Hofecker bass, Matt Home drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre Recital Room | 7:30pm | £16.00 Under 18s £8.00 | Tickets | Safe distancing will be implemented. Early booking recommended.


Mockbeggars Musical Moments – Gwilym Simcock solo | Blewbury

Sat 6 Nov | Gwilym Simcock solo | Mockbeggars Hall, Church End, Blewbury OX11 9QQ | 7.30pm | £30 | Bookings: 07973 615405 | Intimate concerts | 30 people maximum | Yamaha grand piano


Jazz at the Queens Head – Lea Lyle and Trio | Reading

Sat 6 Nov | Jazz at the Queens Head – Lea Lyle and Trio | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head | 8pm | Free entry


Greg Abate | Marlow Jazz Club

Tues 16 Nov | Greg Abate, alto sax and flute; Frank Harrison, piano; Stuart Barker, bass; Elliot Toms, drums / Marlow Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion Hall, SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10  The brilliant and award winning USA jazzman on tour. Pay at the door, but might be advisable to get a seat or table reserved – 01628 486571


The Alex Hutton Quartet | Norden Farm

Wed 17 Nov | The Alex Hutton Quartet – Magna Carta Suite | Alex Hutton piano, Josh Kemp tenor/soprano sax, bass clarinet, Mikele Montolli bass, Andy Ball drums | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) | Tickets 01628 788997


P’Jam | The Angel, Woolhampton

Photo © Martin Breschinski

Sat 20 Nov | 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!


Rhythms at the Yurt – Fleur Stevenson Trio | Didcot

Fri 26 Nov | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Raph Mizraki bass | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets for seats or streaming


Clark Tracey Sextet | Progress Theatre, Reading

Clark Tracey

Fri 26 Nov | Clark Tracey Sextet | Mark Armstrong trumpet, James Wade-Sired trombone,  Tom Ridout reeds, Will Barry piano, James Owston bass, Clark Tracey drums | Progress Theatre | 7.30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus max 5% booking fee | More detail and tickets

 


The Supertonics Big Band | Bracknell

Sat 27 Nov | The Supertonics Big Band | Popular 17-piece Swing Band plus vocalists Jeremy Lassen, and Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Carnation Hall, Winkfield Row, Bracknell RG42 7PA | 7.30pm | Tickets £12, reserve in advance via davidbennett470@gmail.com or 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


Blue Town | Bracknell

Fri 3 Dec | Zoe Francis vocals, Jim Mullen guitar, Ross Stanley Hammond organ | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre Recital Room | 7:30pm | £16.00 Under 18s £8.00 | 
Tickets | Safe distancing will be implemented. Early booking recommended.


Mockbeggars Musical Moments – Nikki iles Trio | Blewbury

Sat 4 Dec | Nikki iles Trio | Mockbeggars Hall, Church End, Blewbury OX11 9QQ | 7.30pm | £30 | Bookings: 07973 615405 | Intimate concert | 30 people maximum | Yamaha grand piano


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tue 7th Dec | Equinox with Guest Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass | Alan Harvey drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Jo Harrop and Friends – Jazz at the Musicals | Norden Farm

Fri 10 Dec | Jo Harrop and Friends – Jazz at the Musicals | Jo Harrop vocals, Jamie McCredie guitar, Alex Hutton piano, Jihad Darwish bass, Winston Clifford drums | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) | Tickets 01628 788997


Fleur Stevenson with Special guest Art Themen | Wallingford

Sat 11 Dec | Swinging standards and festival favourites | Art Themen saxes, Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki double bass, Simon Price drums | Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Following Government COVID  guidelines | doors 6.45pm, show 7.30pm | Tickets £15 here


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | Reading

Sat 11 Dec | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | HB more guitar | David Stamper guitar | Phil Berry double bass | David Ahmed guitar| Reading | The Retreat | 8:30pm till 11pm | Donations gratefully received


Moscow Drug Club | Progress Theatre, Reading

Fri 17 Dec | Moscow Drug Club | Katya Gorrie vocals, Jonny Bruce trumpet, Mirek Salmon accordion, Will Edmunds guitar, Andy Crowdy bass | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus max 5% booking fee | More detail and tickets

Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes.


Rhythms at the Yurt – Pandora’s Christmas Box | Didcot

Fri 17 Dec | Pandora’s Christmas Box | Pandora Dewan vocals, Pete Oxley guitar, Raph Mizraki bass, Keith Fairbairn drums | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets for seats or streaming


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tue 4nd Jan | Pro Am Challenge Equinox with Guest Simon Allen | Simon Allen sax, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass | Alan Harvey drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet | Progress Theatre Reading

Vasilis Xenopoulos

Friday 28 January | Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet | Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Quentin Collins trumpet, Ross Stanley keyboard, Simon Thorpe bass, Matt Fishwick drums | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7.30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus max 5% booking fee | Read more here

Put the date in your diary – booking link coming soon

 


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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