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

Sat 31 July | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | www.fc-radio.co.uk | 11pm | My colleague Gary Heywood-Everett has a mini feature on the piano soundscapes of Gediminas Karkauskas and some new music from me for some of you including very big band sounds from Terry Pack’s Trees, fresh vocals from Zoe Champion, Guitar and sax from Stephen Godsall, vocals from Imogen Ryall and two very different jazz guitar styles from Nik Svarc and Tony Heiberg for good measure| Archives


Jazz at Oaken Grove Vineyard | Alex Clarke Trio

Sun 1 Aug | Alex Clarke Trio | Dave Newton piano. Alex Clarke sax, Dave Green bass| Oaken Grove Vineyard, Benhams Lane, Fawley, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JG | Gates midday, jazz from 3pm | Tables for 2-6 people, £30 to £90 per table | Information and tickets


Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band | Theale

Tues 10 Aug | Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band – after 17 months is back home! | Theale Village Hall, Englefield Rd RG7 5AS | 2pm | £10 on the door and a raffle | No bar but please bring your own drinks | Info: graemehewittjazz@hotmail.com


Rhythms at the Yurt – American Sector | Didcot

Fri 20 Aug | American Sector | Duncan James – guitar, Samuel Fisht – drums, Steve Brundish – bass| Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | Haddon Acre, Sires Hill, North Moreton, Didcot OX11 9BG | 8.00pm | Tickets for seats or streaming


Karen Sharp & Art Themen | Marlow

Tues 24 Aug | Karen tenor & baritone, Art tenor & soprano, Frank Harrison piano, Denis Smith drums, Andy Crowdy bass | Royal British Legion Hall Marlow SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10 | New date for the gig in June that had to be cancelled. Pay at the door, but reserving a seat or table is very strongly advised – 01628 486571


Jazz at Oaken Grove Vineyard | Art Themen Trio

Mon 30 Aug | Art Themen Trio | Art Themen saxes, Pete Whittaker organ, George Double drums | Oaken Grove Vineyard, Benhams Lane, Fawley, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JG | Gates midday, jazz from 3pm | Tables for 2-6 people, £30 to £90 per table | Information and tickets


Paul Jones’ Big Band Blues Bash – Dinner and Show | Marlow

Paul Jones

Thurs 2 Sep | 3 Course Dinner – Table Service | Paul Jones  vocals, harmonica (Manfred Mann, The Blues Band, BBC’s The Blues Show) | With the Denny Ilett Big Band | Marlow | The Jazz Experience at Monkton Barn | 7pm | £90 | Tickets

 


Simon Allen, Mark Nightingale | Bracknell

Fri 3 Sep | Simon Allen sax, Mark Nightingale trombone with the Simon Cook Trio | 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.


Clive Fortune Big Band September Songtime | Burghfield Village


Sun 5 Sep | Live music, including jazz standards, big band classics and contemporary arrangements for big band in a beautiful garden setting. Note this is a lunchtime event this year | Raffle, bar and hog roast available | Little Manor, Church Lane, Burghfield Village,
RG30 3TG | 12 noon | £10 in advance (call 0118 9832569) or £12.50 on the door, under 16’s free


The Dee Gees (Denny Ilett/ Maff Potts/ Paul Jefferies) | Wallingford

Sat 11 Sep | Bluesy swing meets the birth of bop | Denny Illet guitar, Maff Potts piano, Paul Jefferies double bass, Fleur Stevenson vocals | Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Following Government COVID guidelines | Doors 6.45pm, show 7.30pm | Tickets £15 here

 


Rhythms at the Yurt – Art Themen Trio | Didcot

Fri 24 Sep | Art Themen Trio | Art Themen – saxophones, Frank Harrison – keyboard, Mark Hodgson – bass | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | Haddon Acre, Sires Hill, North Moreton, Didcot OX11 9BG |8.00pm | Tickets for seats or streaming


Neale meets Steele | Bracknell

Fri 1 Oct | Alison Neale alto sax, Nat Steele vibes with the Simon Cook Trio | 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.


Rhythms at the Yurt – Julian Marc Stringle | Didcot

Fri 15 Oct | Julian Marc Stringle – clarinet, saxophone, vocals, Dominic Ashworth – guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | Haddon Acre, Sires Hill, North Moreton, Didcot OX11 9BG | 8.00pm | Tickets for seats or streaming


Five-Way Split | Bracknell

Fri 5 Nov | Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Quentin Collins trumpet, Rob Barron piano, Matyas Hofecker bass, Matt Holme 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.


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.


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


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

Subscribe to it here