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


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 21 Mar | 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 | Get The Blessing | Buy tickets

Fri 22 Mar | Pete Judge trumpet, Jake McMurchie saxophone, Jim Barr bass, Clive Deamer drums. Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Read more…


Pixie & The Gypsies | Stoke Row

Wed 27 Mar | Pixie & The Gypsies | Taylor Notcutt vocals & accordion, Connie Chatwin violin & backing vocals, Tim Dylan double bass, Matt Wilson guitar | Stoke Row | Crooked Billet | Time TBC | Tickets £15 and further details: 01491 681048


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 28 Mar | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, TBC piano, TBC bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 29 Mar | 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


The Jazz Experience: Moscow Drug Club | CourtGarden House, Marlow

Fri 29 Mar | The Jazz Experience: Moscow Drug Club | Marlow | CourtGarden House | Drinks 7pm, dinner 7:30, performance 8:30 | £60 | Book tickets here or via Simon Lenton 07803 854514


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle/Robert Otwinowski | Woolhampton

Sat 30 Mar | Dinner Jazz at the Angel | Lea Lyle/ vocals, Robert Otwinowski guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson Trio – Gin and Jazz Evening | East Hagbourne

Sat 30 Mar | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, TBC bass | Didcot | Fleur de Lys | evening | No charge


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson with Karen Sharp and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 31 Mar | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Karen Sharp sax, piano tbc, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge – donations


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Sara Dowling Quartet | Ascot

Sun 31 Mar | Sara Dowling Quartet | Sara Dowling vocals, TBC piano, bass and drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Fleur Stevenson and Hugh Turner | Wallingford

Sun 31 Mar | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | The Old Post Office | St Martins Street, Wallingford OX10 0AA. Table reservations: 01491 836068 | Wallingford | 6-8pm | No charge


Claire Jones Quintet | Global Cafe, Reading

Claire Jones

Annie Parker

Sun 31 Mar | Claire Jones Quintet | Claire Jones vocals, Annie Parker flute & alto sax. Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 8 – 10pm | Free entry – donations welcomed


Jazz on Broadway with Teddy’s Jazzmen and Katrina | Reading

Sun 31 Mar | Jazz on Broadway with Teddy’s Jazzmen and Katrina | Katrina Likhtman vocals. Roger Sinclair piano, Geoff Rideout guitar, Michael Atkinson bass, Hugh Lister clarinet, David Mason trumpet | Reading | Global Cafe | 5.30-7pm | Free entry – donations welcomed


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 2 Apr | Equinox with Ken Henderson | Ken Henderson piano, 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)


Jazz in the Round | Kenton Theatre, Henley

Wed 3 Apr | Chris Garrick, David Gordon | Henley | The Kenton Theatre | 7:30pm | £18 | Tickets on-line from the theatre or call the Box Office on 01491 575698


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet  | Reading

Thurs 4 Apr | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | HB more guitar, David Stamper guitar, Phil Berry double bass – plus surprise guest | Reading |The Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Donations gratefully received


Bracknell Jazz – Katie & Steve Brown Sextet | South Hill Park

Fri 5 Apr | Bracknell Jazz – Katie & Steve Brown Sextet | Katie Brown sax, Alex Hitchcock sax, Harry Brown sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, Steve Brown drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Rhythms at the Yurt: Oxley-Meier Guitar Project | Didcot

Fri 5 Apr | Oxley – Meier Guitar Project | Pete Oxley – guitar, Nicolas Meier – guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Enrico Tomasso with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 7 Apr | Enrico Tomasso with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Enrico Tomasso trumpet & vocals, Rory McInroy piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard bass, Brian Greene drums | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £9.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 7 Apr | Ade Holland Guitar, Phil Mason Guitar/Voc, Gordon Johnson Bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 | no charge.


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Tues 9 Apr | Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Jam session with house band, open to singers and instrumentalists | Les Foden saxophone, Mark Burton keyboards, Nick Hill bass, Eddie Hall drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge, donations welcome


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot | Shinfield

Thu 11 Apr | New Jazz Sextet | Ross Law trombone, Leon Vince tenor sax, Andy Townsend trumpet, Nick Hill piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Damon Brown Quintet | Goring Village Hall

Fri 12 Apr | Damon Brown Quintet | Goring Village Hall | Goring | Goring Hall Live | 8.00pm | £15.00


Jazz at Progress | Henry Lowther’s Still Waters | Buy tickets

Fri 12 Apr | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £17.00 (£15.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee Henry Lowther trumpet & flugelhorn, Pete Hurt tenor saxophone, Barry Green piano, Dave Green bass, Paul Clarvis drums. Read more…


The Great Gatsby Ball | North Leigh

Sat 13 April | The Great Gatsby Ball | Ma Bessie and her Pigfoot Band & The Oxfordshire Youth Big Band | To raise money for Parkinson’s UK | Eynsham Hall, North Leigh, OX29 6PN | 6:30pm | £60 | Tickets from c_r_casey@hotmail.com or 07398 395787


Charity Concert in Aid of Alzheimer’s Dementia Support | Marlow

Sat 13 Apr | Charity Concert in Aid of Alzheimer’s Dementia Support | The Woodhouse Jazz Band | A varied program of music (jazz & pop) | Marlow | Christ Church United Reformed Church | 7.45 pm | £11.25 | Tickets on the door on the night or from here


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 14 Apr | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Terry Davis bass | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Global Cafe | Reading

Sun 14 Apr | Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Ewen Baird tenor & soprano sax, Martin Dix guitar, Nick Hill bass, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Café | 7pm | No charge, donations welcome


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 16 Apr | 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


TBC: Ben Clatworthy with John Donaldson | Marlow

Tue 16 Apr | TBC: Ben Clatworthy with John Donaldson | Ben Clatworthy sax, John Donaldson piano, TBC bass & drums | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington | Jo Fooks & Steve Waterman

Tue 16 Apr | Jo Fooks & Steve Waterman | for line up, see Fleet Jazz website | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington | 8.00pm | £14


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 18 Apr | 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


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 20 Apr | 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 | 10.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 25 Apr | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, TBC piano, Nick Hill bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble | Maidenhead

Fri 26 Apr | Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble| Paul Jordanous (trumpet), Piers Green (sax), Leo Appleyard (guitar), Sam Leak (piano), Kevin Glasgow (bass) Ted Carrasco (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 26 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


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 27 Apr | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson with Guest tbc and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 28 Apr | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Guest tbc, piano tbc, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | Donations


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Derek Nash Dave Newton Quartet | Ascot

Sun 28 Apr | Derek Nash saxes, Dave Newton piano, TBC bass, TBC drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet  | Reading

Thurs 2 May | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | HB more guitar , David Stamper guitar , Piotr Jordan violin, Phil Berry double bass, Reading | The Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Donations gratefully received


Rhythms at the Yurt: Tony O’ Malley & Keith Fairbairn | Didcot

Fri 3 May | Tony O’ Malley & Keith Fairbairn | Tony O’ Malley – keyboards, Keith Fairbairn – percussion | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 4 May | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax | Reading | The Forester’s Arms, Brunswick Street | 8:30pm | No charge


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 5 May | Ade Holland Guitar, Phil Mason Guitar/Voc, Gordon Johnson Bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 | no charge.


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Sue Greenway Quintet

Sun 5 May | Sue Geenway saxes, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm /£9.00


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot | Shinfield

Thu 9 May | Band TBA | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 11 May | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax, Andy Wilkin percussion | Reading | Rising Sun Arts Centre | 8pm | £5 (plus booking fee)


Lea Lyle Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 12 May | Lea Lyle Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5.15pm | Admission: £27


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 12 May | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Claire Jones, Rory McInroy piano | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Jazz at Progress: The Orphy Robinson Quintet: Bobby Hutcherson Project | Reading

Fri 17 May | The Orphy Robinson Quintet: Bobby Hutcherson Project | Orphy Robinson vibes & marimba, Tony Kofi alto sax, Robert Mitchell piano, Dudley Phillips bass, Rod Youngs drums | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £20/£18 | Full details here


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 23 May | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, TBC piano, TBC bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge