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


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Robert Otwinowski

Fri 26 July | Live Jazz at The Relais: Robert Otwinowski Trio | Robert Otwinowski guitar, Brian Throup bass, Fabio Iacono drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Sun 28 July | Live Jazz at The Relais: Simon Cook Trio | Simon Cook piano, Peter Hutchinson double bass, Mike Goff  drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | midday – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Pangbourne Jazz Club: Brian Greene Trio | Wallingford

Sun 28 July | Pangbourne Jazz Club: Brian Greene Trio | Brian Greene drums, Dave Clement-Smith piano and Mike Pratt bass | Old Post Office, Wallingford) | 6-10pm | Free

We will be playing jazz standards and a mix of chilled cool funk.Entrance is free, but do book a table for dinner or drinks and let them know in the notes on the booking page you are coming for the Jazz.


Jazz @ The Retreat | Reading

Sun 28 Jul | Jazz @ The Retreat | Simon Price drums, Pete Billington piano, Alex Garnett sax, Stuart Barker bass | The Retreat , 8 St Johns St , RG14EH | 15.30 – 17.30 | Free entry | Donations appreciated


Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Matt Wates Sextet

Wed 1 Aug | Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Matt Wates Sextet | Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP | food and drinks from 7.15 pm Jazz from 8.00 pm | Tickets £20 (discounts for members and students) from here

Matt Wates’ swinging, accessible music has been described as “an infectious blend of Jazz Messengers-style bebop and West Coast cool, with some funky rhythm and blues thrown in”. A favourite at festivals, jazz clubs and concert halls throughout Europe, the music is a mix of classic jazz standards and originals performed by some of the finest players on the scene.  With Matt Wates – alto sax, Martin Shaw -trumpet/flugelhorn, Andy Panayi – tenor sax, Leon Greening – piano, Matt Skelton – drums, Marianne Windham – bass


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Annie Parker

Fri 2 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Annie Parker Quartet | Annie Parker jazz flutes, Lawrie Wright piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Henley Jazz Workshop 29 July – 2 August

29 July – 2 August 2024 – The ever popular Henley Jazz Workshop for adult beginners and improvers will be holding its 11th annual workshop at Valley Road School in Henley, featuring an impressive tutor line-up of Karen Sharp, Alex Clarke, Steve Waterman, Denny Ilett and Thomas L’Etienne, with Andy Crowdy overseeing the workshop as musical director.  With more emphasis on improvisation techniques, but still small-group based, this year’s places are going quickly.

The workshop culminates with an evening meal and drinks on 2 August, overlooking the stunning Oaken Grove Vineyard in Fawley with the groups performing their favourite numbers.

Please check availability before booking!
Full details here


Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Caversham


Sat 3 Aug | Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Thames River Cruise, Main Pier Caversham Pier, Caversham RG1 8BD | ‍6-8pm | £36 Tickets: https://www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk/events/saturday-sundowner-cruise


Pete Allen Jazz Band | Donnington Valley Hotel


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Robert Otwinowski

Sun 4 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Robert Otwinowski Trio | Robert Otwinowski guitar, Brian Throup bass, Fabio Iacono drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | midday – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes, Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 6 Aug | 12th Birthday – By invitation only | Four Horseshoes Pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes


Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band | Theale


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Fri 9 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner Duo | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | More info soon

Tues 13 August | Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | Frontliners TBD, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Fisherman’s Cottage, Kennet Side RG1 3DW | Music from 8pm | Free entry, donations welcomed.

Every fourth Tuesday: next date 10 September

Live music. Free entry. Excellent food and drink. And a lot more space than the late-lamented Global Cafe.  Who could ask for more?

Parking at The Fisherman’s Cottage, on surrounding streets or take an easy stroll along the Kennet from the Queen’s Road car park – park for just £3.60 for the evening. More parking information here



Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Fri 16 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Essential Jazz Quartet | Henry Whitby piano, Ed Adams guitar, Brian Throup bass, Cam Thembi Morran percussion | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Caversham


Sat 17 Aug | Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Thames River Cruise, Main Pier Caversham Pier, Caversham RG1 8BD | ‍6-8pm | £36 Tickets: https://www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk/events/saturday-sundowner-cruise


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Simon Cook

Sun 25 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Simon Cook Trio | Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | midday – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Alex Forsyth

Fri 30 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Alex Forsyth Quartet | Alex Forsyth sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Dinner Jazz at The Angel | Jenny Fay

Sat 31 Aug | Jenny Fay and Friends | Jenny Fay vocals, Simon Cook piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | 8pm | Free entry

Jenny’s early influences as a jazz singer naturally include Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald but she has found inspiration from many other singers with current obsessions including Gregory Porter, China Moses and the wonderful Liane Carroll.

Jenny has been fortunate enough to be tutored by Liane Carroll and has learnt from her the importance of crafting a song to tell a story that touches hearts. More recently Jenny has studied under Emilia Mårtensson, a winner of the Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Simon Cook

Sun 1 Sep | Live Jazz at The Relais: Simon Cook Trio | Simon Cook piano, Marianne Windham double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | midday – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Sept | Equinox Quintet with Mike Gale | Mike Gale trumpet, 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)


Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Caversham

Sat 7 Sep | Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano | Thames River Cruise, Main Pier Caversham Pier, Caversham RG1 8BD | ‍6-8pm | £36 Tickets: https://www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk/events/saturday-sundowner-cruise


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Phil Craddock

Sun 8 Sep | Live Jazz at The Relais: Phil Craddock Trio | Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | midday – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | Sheena Caprice & Leslie Maynerd

Sheena Caprice

Tues 10 Sep | Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | Sheena Caprice vocals, Leslie Maynerd alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Fisherman’s Cottage, Kennet Side RG1 3DW | Music from 8pm | Free entry, donations welcomed.

Every fourth Tuesday: next date 8 October

Live music. Free entry. Excellent food and drink. And a lot more space than the late-lamented Global Cafe.  Who could ask for more?

Parking at The Fisherman’s Cottage, on surrounding streets or take an easy stroll along the Kennet from the Queen’s Road car park – park for just £3.60 for the evening. More parking information here


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Fri 13 Sep | Live Jazz at The Relais: Essential Jazz Quartet | Henry Whitby piano, Ed Adams guitar, Brian Throup bass, Cam Thembi Morran percussion | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Robert Otwinowski

Fri 20 Sep | Live Jazz at The Relais: Robert Otwinowski Trio | Robert Otwinowski guitar, Brian Throup bass, Fabio Iacono drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Caversham


Sat 21 Sep | Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Thames River Cruise, Main Pier Caversham Pier, Caversham RG1 8BD | ‍6-8pm | £36 Tickets: https://www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk/events/saturday-sundowner-cruise


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Robert Otwinowski

Sun 22 Sep | Live Jazz at The Relais: Robert Otwinowski Trio | Robert Otwinowski guitar, Brian Throup bass, Fabio Iacono drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | midday – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames


Fri 27 Sep | Live Jazz at The Relais: P’Jam | Annie Parker jazz flutes, Phil Craddock keyboards, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com | Photo by Steve Foster – @jazzshot on Instagram


Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | Thame


Fri 27 Sep | Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | The Players Theatre, 3 Nelson Street, Thame OX9 2DP | Tickets: https://www.thameplayers.co.uk/what-s-on


Dinner Jazz at The Angel | P’Jam



Photo by Steve Foster @jazzshots (Instagram & FB) 

Sat 28 Sep | P’Jam
 | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Howard King bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Fronted by the exuberant Annie Parker on flute and bass flute, 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!


Crowmarsh Jazz | Chris Cobbson and Hugh Turner Quartet

Sat 28 Sep | Chris Cobbson and Hugh Turner Quartet:  Jazz, Funk & African Guitar Explosion! | Hugh Turner and Chris Cobbson (guitars), Curtis Ruiz (bass), Damon Sawyer (drums). | Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Bar and pizza available | £15 standard ticket price. £5 for anyone living or working in adult social care and anyone in receipt of benefits. www.crowmarshjazz.co.uk


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Phl Craddock

Sun 29 Sep | Live Jazz at The Relais: Phil Craddock Trio | Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | midday – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 1 Oct | Equinox Quintet with Alex Forsyth | Alex Forsyth 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 Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Nov | Equinox Quintet with Annie Parker | Annie Parker flutes, 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)


Rat Pack: A Swingin’ Christmas at the Sands | The Anvil, Basingstoke

Fri 8 Nov | Rat Pack: A Swingin’ Christmas at the Sands | Tom Russell Fox as Frank Sinatra, Jim Whitley as Sammy Davis Jr., and Glenn Macnamara as Dean Martin | The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR | 8.15pm | Tickets £39, £36.50, £33.50, £29 (includes £4 booking fee) | More info and booking via: anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

The stars of The Rat Pack – Swingin’ at the Sands bring the ultimate Christmas party this festive season. The show will offer audiences all the usual most-loved Rat Pack staples as well as, sing-alongs to a range of festive favourites.


Dinner Jazz at The Angel | P’Jam



Photo by Steve Foster @jazzshots (Instagram & FB) 

Sat 30 Nov | P’Jam
 | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Fronted by the exuberant Annie Parker on flute and bass flute, 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 3 Dec | Equinox Quintet with Debby Bracknell | Debbie Bracknell vocals, 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)