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


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington | Tim Whitehead Quartet with Giovanni Mirabassi

Tue 12 Nov | Tim Whitehead Quartet with Giovanni Mirabassi | Tim Whitehead sax, Giovanni Mirabassi piano, Marianne Windham bass, Tom Hooper drums | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington | 8.00pm | £14


Vasilis Xenopoulos “Dexterity” | Guildford Jazz

Wed 13 Nov | Vasilis Xenopoulos | Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Quentin Collins trumpet, Ross Stanley keys, Steve Brown drums, Marianne Windham bass | Guildford | The Rugby Club Pavilion | 8 pm | £16, Members £14


Rhythms at The Yurt – Dunajska Kapelye | Didcot

Fri 15 Nov | Dunajska Kapelye | Piotr Jordan violin, Jez Cook guitar, Raph Mizraki bass | Didcot | The Yurt | 8pm | £17.50 | Book here 


Fleur Stevenson, fundraising event for Project Resound | Blewbury

Sat 16 Nov| Fleur Stevenson Jazz Quartet | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Raph Mizraki double bass, Simon Price drums | Blewbury | St. Michael’s Church | 7:45pm | £15 | This is a fundraising event for Project Resound. Tickets available from Blewbury Post Office or email Gill Loyd on gillianloyd@gmail.com. | Information on Project Resound is here: https://m.facebook.com/BlewburyWindow


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 16 Nov | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his quartet with Frankie Tontoh (drums), Anatoliy Vyacheslavov (tenor saxophone) and Stefan Redtenbacher (bass) at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 12.00am | £5.00


Jazz at the Deanwood Park Golf Club | Stockcross

Sun 17 Nov | Jazz at the Deanwood Park Golf Club | Pete Allen Jazz Band | 5pm | £13.50


The Sound of Autumn Leaves | Global Cafe, Reading

Sun 17 Nov | The Sound of Autumn Leaves | Katrina Likhtman (vocals), Hugh Lister (clarinet), Kendall Gordon (piano), Roger Sinclair (organ), Geoff Rideout (guitar), David Mason (bass) | Reading | Global Cafe | 6pm | No charge – donations welcome


Greg Abate | Marlow

Tues 19 Nov | From the U.S.A – Greg Abate, saxes and flute, with the Frank Toms Trio | Marlow | Marlow Jazz Club | Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 8.30pm  | £10


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 19 Nov | The Definite Collective, transform often well known and popular Jazz, Latin, Pop, Fusion and Funk tunes, into obscure musical explorations. Jamie Howell guitar, Matthew McNaughton sax, James Newman bass, Tony Imbierski organ, Monte Hall percussion, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9:00 – 11.00pm | No charge, donations welcome


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Wed 19 Nov | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Owen Dawson trombone, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Ted Hayes drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £10.50 and £5.50 U18s


Art Themen & Friends featuring Liane Carroll | Wokingham

Tues 19 Nov | Art Themen & Friends featuring Liane Carroll | This musical extravaganza in aid of Wokingham in Need will feature Art Themen & Friends featuring Liane Carroll | Wokingham | The Whitty Theatre | 7:30pm | Tickets £18.00 More information on Facebook


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

Thu 21 Nov | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – New Jazz Sextet | Ross Law trombone, Ewen Baird tenor sax, Andy Townsend trumpet, Nick Hill piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


The Dime Notes | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Thur 21 Nov | The Dime Notes | David Horniblow clarinet, Andrew Oliver piano, Dave Kelbie guitar, Louis Thomas bass | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 21 Nov | 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, donations welcome


Jazz at Progress | A Jazz and Film Night Tribute to Blue Note | Buy tickets

Fri 22 Nov | Jazz at Progress: A Jazz and Film Night Tribute to Blue Note | Film presentation plus live jazz from the Stuart Henderson Quintet | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £14/£12


The Gill Love Band | Sunninghill

Fri 22 Nov | The Gill Love Band | Eclectic mix of soft jazz, blues and standards | All profits to Mercy Ships and Youthline charities | Sunninghill | Cordes Hall | 7 for 7:30pm | £12 – tickets from 01344 875546


Julian Siegel Quintet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 22 Nov | Julian Siegel Quintet | Julian Siegel saxes, Paul Jordanous trumpet, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Film: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (15) | Norden Farm, Maidenhead 2pm

Sat 23 Nov | Film: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (15) | A Film directed by Stanley Nelson 2019 115 mins telling the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn | Maidenhead | Film details and trailer here Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 2.00pm | £10.50/£9.50


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Front line guests tbc with the Simon Price Trio

Sun 24 Nov | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Guests tbc with Pete Billington piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Ewen Baird Quartet | Global Cafe, Reading

Sun 24 Nov | Ewen Baird Quartet | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7pm | Free entry, suggested £3 contribution


Stuart Henderson “100 Years of the Trumpet” | Guildford Jazz

Tues 26 Nov | Stuart Henderson | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Pete Billington piano, Marianne Windham bass, Simon Price drums | Guildford | The Electric Theatre Jazz Cafe | 7 30 pm | £16, Members £14


Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Michelle Aspell | Reading

Thurs 28 Nov | Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Michelle Aspell | Michelle Aspell vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry double bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Marilyn’s Speakeasy | 9pm | £8 (music only) or £15 with pre-show two course meal | Tickets and directions here | Easy cheap parking across the road at Broad St Mall for £4 all night after 6pm |  Marilyn’s Speakeasy is a brand new jazz venue in the heart of Reading, located above Smokin’ Billy’s Rib House – click here to be among the first to receive news of future Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy events.


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 28 Nov | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals with her band | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 29 Nov | 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


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Peter Jones | Woolhampton

Sat 30 Nov | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Peter Jones | Peter Jones vocals, John-Paul Muir piano | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Denny Ilett guitar and vocals

Sun 1 Dec | Denny Ilett guitar and vocals, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 1 Dec | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals. | Gordon Johnson keys/vocals| Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington | Alan Barnes+Eleven

Tue 3 Dec | Alan Barnes+Eleven | Alan Barnes’ 60th Celebration takes on tunes from ’59 with another 11 musicians – for lineup see website | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington | 8.00pm | £17


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Dec | Equinox with Debbie Bracknell | Debbie 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)


Global Cafe – P’Jam | Reading

Tues 5 Dec | Global Cafe – P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | Free entry – contributions welcomed

Photo © Martin Breschinski

 


Bracknell Jazz – Kelvin Christiane & Stuart Henderson | South Hill Park

Fri 6 Dec | Bracknell Jazz – Kelvin Christiane & Stuart Henderson quintet | Kelvin Christiane sax, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, & drums tbc | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 7 Dec | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax | Reading | The Forester’s Arms, Brunswick Street | 8:30pm | No charge


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 8 Dec | Gin and Jazz | Michelle Aspell, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Art Themen | Guildford

Tues 10 Dec | Art Themen Quartet | Art Themen Tenor Sax | John Donaldson Piano | Marianne Windham Bass | Winston Clifford Drums | Guildford | The Electric Theatre| 7 30 pm | £16, members £14


Gary Potter’s “Hot Club” Quartet | Marlow

Tue 17 Dec | Gary Potter’s “Hot Club of France” Quartet | Gary Potter guitar, Mike Piggott violin, Nils Solberg guitar, Peter Hughes bass | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


Ian Shaw | Farncombe

Wed 18 Dec | Ian Shaw vocals | Kate Williams piano | Dave Ohm drums | Marianne Windham bass | Farncombe | St John’s Church | 8 pm | £16, members £14


Jim Mullen Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 20 Dec | Jim Mullen Quartet | Jim Mullen guitar, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Bobby Worth drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Jazz at Progress | A Jazz Christmas Carol by Alan Barnes | Buy tickets

Friday 20 December | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee

Jazz at Progress is delighted to bring you a very special Christmas performance of Alan Barnes’ A Jazz Christmas Carol based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel. The band comprises the cream of British jazz musicians:

The Alan Barnes Octet – with Alan Barnes on saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet, Bruce Adams on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mark Nightingale on trombone, Robert Fowler on saxophones and clarinet, Karen Sharp on saxophones and clarinet, David Newton on piano, Simon Thorpe on bass, and Clark Tracey on drums.

More information and a link to a taster of Ebenezer Scrooge’s “Bah Humbug!” piece in Alan Barnes’ Christmas Carol here


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Dec | Dinner Jazz at The Angel | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971 3827


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 12 Jan | Gin and Jazz | Tracey O’Connor, Simon Cook piano | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 25 Jan | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971 382

Photo © Zoë White Photography


The Glenn Miller Story | The Hexagon, Reading

Sun 2 Feb | Terry Steel’s Astor Big Band and singers: The Glenn Miller Story | Reading | The Hexagon | 3pm | More information and tickets from Hexagon Box Office 0118 960 6060, or from the ‘What’s On’ pages | All profits, and a collection at this performance, go to the Royal British Legion to support their work with PTSD sufferers.


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Andy Dickens trumpet

Sun 2 Feb | Andy Dickens trumpet, Rory Mckinroy piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00.


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 9 Feb | Gin and Jazz | FB Pocket Orchestra: Jenny Russell, Ollie Corbin and Paul Stevenson (vocals and a variety of instruments) | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Art Themen saxes

Sun 1 Mar | Art Themen saxes, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 8 Mar | Gin and Jazz | Lea Lyle vocals, Geoff Goodman piano | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

 Sun 12 Apr | Gin and Jazz | Maxine Day vocals, Martin Pickett piano | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Tina May

Sun 5 Apr | Tina May vocals, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 10 May | Gin and Jazz | Claire Jones vocals, Rory McInroy piano | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Mike Piggott

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