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


“His ’n’ Hers” with the Dave & Judith O’Higgins Quintet | Boileroom, Guildford | Livestream

Wed 16 Jun | “His ’n’ Hers” with the Dave & Judith O’Higgins Quintet | Dave and Judith O’Higgins tenor saxes, Graham Harvey piano, Marianne Windham bass,  Sebastiaan de Krom drums | Livestream from the Boileroom, Guildford | 7:30pm | £10 | Buy tickets | Full information

 


Alex Hutton Trio play Latin Jazz | Norden Farm

Thurs 17 June | Alex Hutton Trio play Latin Jazz | Alex Hutton piano, Mikele Montolli bass, Andy Ball drums, special guest Graeme Flowers trumpet | Norden Fam Courtyard Theatre and live stream | 8pm | Encore screening via live stream: Sat 19 June 8pm | £15 | £13 concessions | Live stream / encore screening ticket: £15 per household | Information and tickets here | Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thur 17 Jun

 


Spanish and Latin guitar | Livestream

Thurs 17 Jun | Spanish and Latin guitar | Andres Garcia guitar, Nicolas Meier guitar | Livestream | 2pm (UK time) | 5pm (UK time)


Moscow Drug Club – Dinner and Jazz | Marlow

Fri 18 June | 3 Course Dinner – Table service | Moscow Drug Club | Marlow | The Jazz Experience at Monkton Barn | 7pm | £70 | Tickets

 


Sara Dowling Quartet | Bracknell

Sat 19 Jun | Sara Dowling Quartet | Sara Dowling voice, Ross Stanley piano, Dario Di Lecce double bass, Steve Brown drums | Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell | 7:45pm | £16/£8 under 18s | Tickets from SHP Box Office 01344 484123


Karen Sharp & Art Themen / Marlow Jazz Club

Tues 22 Jun | Karen Sharp & Art Themen | Karen Sharp tenor & baritone; Art Themen, tenor & soprano;  Alex Hutton, piano; Elliot Toms, drums; Stuart Barker, bass | Marlow | Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10
Capacity may be less than usual so best to phone 01628 486571 to get a seat or table reserved. Gig obviously subject to Covid restrictions not being re-imposed.


Dunajska Kapelye | Didcot

Fri 25 Jun | Dunajska Kapelye | Piotr Jordan violin, Jez Cook guitar, Andy Crowdy bass | Rhythms at the Yurt | Sires Hill, North Moreton, Didcot OX11 9BG | 8.00pm | £25 for live and suggested donation of £10 for live stream. sue@hollebone.com for tickets | Livestream link

 


Jazz at Loseley Park | Guildford

Sun 27 Jun | Walled Garden Loseley Park Guildford | In aid of GUTS
(fighting bowel cancer) | Music 5 – 830 pm | Bring a picnic & chairs or
a rug | Opening set by Farnham Big Band | Main set, Sara Dowling Vocals,
Gabriel Latchin Keys, Marianne Windham Bass, Steve Brown Drums | Bar
provided by Greyfriars Vineyard | Staggered Entry Times | £17, members
£15 | Tickets HERE


The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalist | Bracknell


Wed 30 Jun |The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalist | The Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park
Arts Centre, Bracknell RG12 7PA | 7.45pm | popular 17-piece Swing Band | Tickets £12 from SHP or davidbennett470@gmail.com or 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


Jazz at Oaken Grove Vineyard | Celebration of Louis Armstrong’s Music – Denny Ilett Jnr Trio

Sun 4 July | Celebration of Louis Armstrong’s Music – Denny Ilett Jnr Trio | Denny Ilett Jnr guitar,  Enrico Tomasso trumpet, Andy Crowdy 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 6 July | Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band – after 17 months is back home! | Theale Village Hall, Englefield Rd RG7 5AS | £10 on the door and a raffle | No bar but please bring your own drinks | Info: graemehewittjazz@hotmail.com


Stuart Henderson Quintet at the Wood Street Jazz Festival

Fri 18 July | Stuart Henderson Quintet at the Wood Street Jazz Festival | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Ollie Weston tenor sax, Tom Berge piano & organ, Raph Mizraki bass & percussion, Simon Price drums | Wood Street Village Green, GU3 3DY | Festival with four bands runs from 12.30 to 5.30pm and is in aid of the charity “Challengers” | Other bands appearing are Dennis Rollins, Louise Clare Marshall and The Something Else Big Band | Tickets £20 or £36 for two | full details and tickets here


Stuart Henderson Quintet | The Flowing Spring, Playhatch

Fri 23 Jul | Stuart Henderson Quintet | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Ollie Weston tenor sax, Tom Berge piano & organ, Raph Mizraki bass & percussion, Simon Price drums | The Flowing Spring, Henley Road, Playhatch, RG4 9RB | Gates open 6pm, band plays 9pm | £12 – tickets here | The performance will be outdoors – see Step 4 covid rules here

 


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


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


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

 


Fleur Stevenson Christmas Jazz Special | Wallingford

Sat 11 Dec | Swinging standards and festival favourites | 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