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


Mike Miller Trio | Rotherwick

Sun 22 Apr | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Rotherwick | Tylney Hall | 3:00pm | Jazz Afternoon Tea £36 per person


AKQ (Andy Kennedy Quartet) | Reading

Sun 22 Apr | AKQ | Andy Kennedy saxes, Paul Glover drums, Brian Throup upright & electric bass, Tony Imbierski piano | Reading | The Global Cafe | 8pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson Quartet | Kintbury

Wed 25 Apr | Fleur Stevenson Quartet | Fleur Stevenson, vocals, Anatoliy Vyacheslavov tenor sax, Hugh Turner guitar, Raph Mizraki double bass | Kintbury | The Dundas Arms | 7.30pm | No charge


Berkshire Jazz Jam: Ken Thompson Trio | Global Cafe | Reading

Wed 25 Apr | 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


The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with Alan Grahame | Hedsor

Thur 26 Apr | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with Alan Grahame | Alan Grahame vibes, Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, John Monney Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 26 Apr | 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


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 27 Apr | 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


Art Themen Quartet | Maidenhead

Fri 27 Apr | Art Themen Quartet | Art Themen sax, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Jazz at Progress | Martin Speake Quartet ft. Ethan Iverson | Buy tickets

Fri 27 Apr | Martin Speake alto saxophone, Ethan Iverson piano, Fred Thomas double bass, James Maddren drums. Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee.

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Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

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


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Apr | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | Free entry


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

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


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 1 May | Equinox with Debby Bracknell | Debby 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)


The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet | Hedsor

Thur 3 May | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet | Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, John Monney Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Julia Titus | Shinfield

Thurs 3 May | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Julia Titus | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Bracknell Jazz: Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet | Bracknell

Fri 4 May | Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet | Nat Steele vibes, Gabriel Latchin piano, Dario di Lecce bass, Steve Brown drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | £12 (£5 under 18s)


Phil Mason Trio | Caversham

Sun 6 May | Phil Mason Trio | Phil Mason guitar, vocals, Andy Townsend trumpet, Esther Ng bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 6 May | Mike Miller Trio with Phil Berry double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms | 3:00pm | Free admission


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Yvonne Evans with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 6 May | Yvonne Evans with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Yvonne Evans vocals, Nick Hill piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard double bass, Paul Glover drums | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £7.00


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

Wed 9 May | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | Dixie Hotshots | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Fleur Stevenson | Moreton-in-Marsh

Wed 9 May | Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Ben Holder violin, Hugh Turner guitar, Paul Jefferies bass | Moreton-in-Marsh | Moreton Jazz Club | 8pm, doors 7.15pm | £15.00 or £12.00 if ordered ahead here  – or contact Ben: 07515 275655 or info@moretonjazz.co.uk


The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with Terry Hutchins | Hedsor

Thurs 10 May | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with Terry Hutchins | Terry Hutchins guitar, Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, John Monney Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | Reading

Thurs 10 May| Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | Hbmore guitar, Dave Stamper guitar, Richard Balcombe guitar, Piotr Jordan violin, Paul Malloy double bass | Reading | The Global Cafe | 8.30pm | Donations gratefully accepted


The Roots of Jazz | Arborfield

Fri 11 May | The Roots of Jazz | Live music and a talk exploring the intertwining stories of the roots of jazz and the Christian faith | Bohunt School Wokingham Sheerlands Rd, Arborfield RG2 9GB | Doors open 7.30pm | £10 ticket includes an interval drink | Book here


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Hare Hatch

Fri 11 May | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson, vocals, Pete Billington keys, Raph Mizraki bass | Hare Hatch | Horse and Groom | 7pm | No charge


Tubby Hayes – A Man In A Hurry | Reading | Buy tickets

Fri 11 May | Tubby Hayes – A Man In A Hurry | An evening of live jazz and film dedicated to the late Tubby Hayes | Simon Spillett Quartet and the acclaimed documentary film Tubby Hayes – A Man In A Hurry | Reading | Block 22, Reading University London Road Campus RG1 5AQ | 7.30pm | Read more – and buy tickets at the amazing price of just £10 – here


Julia Titus: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 13 May | Julia Titus: Jazz River Cruise on The Caversham Princess | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | | 2.15 – 5pm | Admission: £22.50


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Reading

Fri 18 May | Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | Reading | Browns | 8pm | No charge


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 18 May | FB Pocket Orchestra | Paul Stevenson – Guitar, Banjo, Jenny Russell – Vocal, Clarinet, Ollie Corbin – Tuba, Cornet and Accessories | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Sat 19 May | Love That Jazz | Lea Lyle – Vocal, Phil Craddock – Keys, Dave Simms – Drums, Terry Davis – Bass, Mark Aston – Sax | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets |


The Supertonics Big Band, featuring vocalist Tricia Bassett | Bracknell

Sat 19 May | The Supertonics Big Band | popular 17-piece Swing Band, featuring vocalist Tricia Bassett | Jennett’s Park, Bracknell RG12 8EB | 7.30pm |Tickets £9, reserve in advance at www.thesupertonics.co.uk or  07739-314261 or davidbennett470@gmail.com


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 20 May | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | River Bank Tea Room | 1:30 pm | Free admission


Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians | Bracknell

Wed 23 May | Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians | Dan Newberry tenor sax, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Charlie Hutchinson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | £10 (£5 under 18s).


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 24 May | 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


Jazz at Progress | Rebecca Poole Quintet | Buy tickets

Fri 25 May | Rebecca Poole vocals, Brandon Allen tenor sax, Hugh Turner guitars, Raph Mizraki bass, Steve Wyndham drums. Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Read more…


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 25 May | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Woolhampton

Sat 26 May | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan vocals, Clive Downs saxes/flute, Martin Dix guitar, Nick Hill bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | Free entry


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 27 May | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Tea for two £20


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

Thurs 31 May | New Jazz Sextet | Ross Law trombone, Leon Vince tenor sax, TBC trumpet, Nick Hill piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie & Parrot | 8pm | £5


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 3 Jun | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Alan Barnes Saxophones, Maff Potts piano, Brian Green drums, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £7.00


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

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


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Wantage

Sun 3 Jun, | Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Billington piano | Wantage | The Greyhound Inn | 6pm | Table reservations: 01235 771969


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Jun | Equinox with Jamie Howell | Jamie Howell guitar, 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 Clive Burton Celebration Quintet | Hedsor

Thur 7 Jun | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet | Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, John Monney Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Fleur Stevenson Trio on Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 10 Jun | Fleur Stevenson Trio on Jazz River Cruise on The Caversham Princess | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar and Raph Mizraki bass | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5pm | Admission: £24.50


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

Wed 13 Jun | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | Sussex Jazz Kings | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Fleur Stevenson and Maff Potts | Reading

Fri 15 Jun | Fleur Stevenson and Maff Potts |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano | Reading  | Browns | 8pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 17 June | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | River Bank Tea Room | 1:30 pm | Free admission


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Caversham

Thurs 21 Jun | Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | Caversham | Tipsy Bean | Evening | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 24 June | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Tea for two £20