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


P’Jam | Jazz at the Angel, Woolhampton

Photo © Martin Breschinski

Sat 28 May | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

P’Jam is a joyful quartet of musicians who simply enjoy playing jazz together 
in sometimes slightly unexpected and spontaneous ways. With a repertoire that
 spans Miles Davis to the Beatles, expect an evening of great music in good company!


Woodley Theatre presents Jazz @ the Oakwood

Karen Sharp

Sat 28 May | The Martin Hart Trio with special guest, saxophone star Karen Sharp  | 19.45 – 22.30 | The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, RG6 4JZ | Tickets £12.00  from www.woodleytheatre.org | Box Office telephone 07488337838


Hot Biscuits Jazz broadcast

The return of my Hot Biscuits jazz broadcast brings an insight into Safe Places from Esther Bennett and Terence Collie. Also for your pleasure are sounds from John-Paul Gard, Barnaby Dickinson, Matija Dedic, Beverley Beirne, Wendy Kirkland and Avishai Cohen. Quite a modern mix. If this sounds good to you then follow me 24/07 on www.mixcloud.com/stevebewick and tell your friends.


Jazz at Oaken Grove Vineyard | In Celebration of Oscar Peterson

Sun 29 May | In Celebration of Oscar Peterson | Craig Milverton piano, Art Themen tenor sax, Andy Crowdy bass | Oaken Grove Vineyard, Benhams Lane, Fawley, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JG | Mid-day onwards | Tables for 2-6 people, £40 to £120 per table | Grazing platters £12.50 per person | Information and tickets


Ray Gelato Giants | The Flowing Spring, Playhatch

Thurs 2 June | Ray Gelato Giants | Ray Gelato vocals and tenor sax, Danny Marsden trumpet, Andy Rogers trombone, Olly Wilby tenor and alto sax, Gunther Kurmayr piano, Manuel Alvarez double bass, Ed Richardson drums | The Flowing Spring Gigs in the Garden, Henley Road, Playhatch, Oxfordshire RG4 9RB | 8:30pm | £25 – tickets here


Jazz at the Queens Head – P’Jam | Reading

Annie Parker

Sat 4 Jun | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ | 8pm | Free entry

P’Jam is a joyful quartet of musicians who simply enjoy playing jazz together 
in sometimes slightly unexpected and spontaneous ways. With a repertoire that
 spans Miles Davis to the Beatles, expect an evening of great music in good company!


Jazz at Oaken Grove Vineyard | Purdy’s Jubilee Pop-up Party

Sat 4 Jun | Purdy’s Jubilee Pop-up Party | Mid-day onwards | Tables for 2-6 people, £40 to £120 per table | Afternoon tea £20 per person | Information and tickets


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 Jun | Equinox Quintet with Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, and Paul Kaluza drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Liane Carroll Trio | Crowmarsh Jazz, Wallingford

Sat 11 June | Multi-award winning Liane Carroll with her impeccable jazz trio | Crowmarsh Jazz Club, Crowmarsh Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Bar and pizza available | Wallingford | Doors 6.45pm, show 7.30pm | £15: https://crowmarshjazz.co.uk


John Horler: A Tribute to Bill Evans | Dartmouth

Sat 11 June | John Horler: A Tribute to Bill Evans | John Horler piano, Ron Phelan bass, Ronnie Jones drums|7.30 | The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND | Tickets: £16 from https://theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/WhatsOn?f=7190138 or Box Office 01803 839530

John Horler will be following up his triumphant appearance at Progress (review) earlier in the year with a five-date tour of the West Country, including this appearance at the Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth – a priceless opportunity to see one of the most acclaimed and cherished jazz pianists the UK  has ever produced playing the music he loves.


Marlow Jazz Club | Steve Waterman Quartet

Tues 14 June | Steve Waterman Quartet Plays The Music of Miles Davis | Steve Waterman – trumpet, Nick Weldon – piano, Steve Watts – double bass, Felix Weldon – drums | Marlow | Royal British Legion, SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10 Tickets – Steve Waterman or on the door


Simon Allen Quartet | Sunnyside Jazz Club, Benson


Fri 17 June | Simon Allen sax, Laurence Cottle bass, Gareth Williams piano, and Jack Thomas drums, | Benson Parish Hall, OX10 6LZ | 7:30-10pm | £16.00 | Tickets available online: https://simon-allen-quartet.eventbrite.co.uk

An evening of rippin’ solos and funky grooves from award-winning saxophonist Simon Allen and his band.


Simon Allen and Alan Skidmore Quintet plus opening set from Hampshire County Youth Jazz Centre Ensembles | Fleet Jazz Club


Tues 21 June | Simon Allen sax, Alan Skidmore sax, Gareth Williams piano, Clark Tracey drums, Marianne Windham bass | The Harlington, Fleet GU51 4BY | 8.00 pm | Tickets £20 available online at https://fleetjazz.wordpress.com or from the box office on 01252 811009 Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 5 pm Sat 10 am – 3 pm


Claire Jones Trio | Jazz at the Angel, Woolhampton

Claire Jones

Sat 25 Jun | Claire Jones Trio | Claire Jones vocals, Rory McInroy piano, Esther Ng bass | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Claire trained as a classical pianist and singer at the Guildhall School of Music and went on to develop a fine and original jazz voice with an ear for jazz language and a warm personal style. She has performed with bands such as Pressure, Stormy Weather and Language Games at The Vortex, the Outside In Jazz Festival and other jazz venues in London and the South East. As well as singing with her own band and with a female close harmony jazz group, Claire also guests for numerous jazz line ups in the region.


Hugh Turner Funk Quartet | Blewbury


Clive Fortune Big Band | Burghfield Village


Sun 26 June | Live music, including jazz standards, big band classics 
and contemporary arrangements for big band in a beautiful garden setting
| Burghfield Village | Little Manor, Church Lane, Burghfield Village,
RG30 3TG | 12 noon | £12.50 in advance (call or text 07971 241222) or £15 on the door, Under 16’s free


Jazz at the Queen’s Head | Peter Bingham Quartet

Sat 2 Jul | Peter Bingham Quartet | Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ | 8pm | Free entry


Marlow Jazz Club | The Carpathians Jazz ’n’ Jive Big Band

Sun 3 July | The Carpathians Jazz ’n’ Jive Big Band | Very entertaining Oxfordshire band with vocalist Anna Shackleton | Marlow Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 12.30pm (to approx 3pm) | £5


Jazz at Progress | Alban Claret & Evan Clegg – The Collection

Fri 8 July | Alban Claret & Evan Clegg – The Collection | Alban Claret guitar, Evan Clegg trumpet, Duncan Eagles tenor sax, Luke Fowler double bass, Kuba Miazga drums | Progress Theatre Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions, £8 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee | More info and tickets here

If you like the idea of the bebop tradition being brought bang up to date, then you will love this gig.


L’ESPRIT DU JAZZ | Bracknell

Fri 8 July | L’ESPRIT DU JAZZ featuring Karen Street-accordion, Charlie Pyne-bass, Katie Patterson-drums  | Recital Room| South Hill Park Bracknell | 7:30pm | £16.00, £8.00 under 18s and concessions available | www.southhillpark.org.uk | 01344 484123


Alan Barnes  – Copperfield a Dickensian Jazz Suite | Fleet Jazz Club

Tues 19 July | Alan Barnes sax and clarinet, Bruce Adams trumpet, Mark Nightingale trombone, Robert Fowler sax and clarinet, Karen Sharp sax and clarinet, Dave Newton piano, Simon Thorpe bass, Clark Tracey drums | The Harlington, Fleet GU51 4BY | 8.00 pm | Tickets £20 available online at https://fleetjazz.wordpress.com or from the box office on 01252 811009 Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 5 pm Sat 10 am – 3 pm.


Tom Waters’ Electric People | Sunnyside Jazz Club, Benson

Fri 29 July | Tom Waters sax, Artie Zaits organ, Marcus Praestgaard-Steven guitar, and Jack Thomas drums, | Benson Parish Hall, OX10 6LZ | 7:30-10pm | £16.00 | Tickets available online: https://tom-waters-electric-people.eventbrite.co.uk

An exciting quartet comprising soulful saxophone, bluesy organ, sultry slide guitar, and relaxed ‘phatback’ groove.


Lea Lyle Quartet | Jazz at the Angel, Woolhampton

Lea Lyle

Sat 30 July | Lea Lyle Quartet |  Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Following training at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, Lea spent her formative years in theatre and pantomime, before moving on to television and films. These days she focuses on singing, ranging from solo appearances to fronting big bands. Lea has a unique vocal range and a voice that has been said to “melt like chocolate and warm hearts on the coldest of nights”.


Brandon Allen and Hugh Turner Quartet | Crowmarsh Jazz, Wallingford

Sat 24 Sep | Hard swinging jazz, funk and blues | Brandon Allen sax, Hugh Turner guitar, Raph Mizraki double bass, Steve Wyndam drums | Crowmarsh Jazz Club, Crowmarsh Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Bar and pizza available | Wallingford | Doors 6.45pm, show 7.30pm | £15: https://crowmarshjazz.co.uk


Moscow Drug Club | Crowmarsh Jazz, Wallingford

Sat 29 Oct | Crowmarsh Jazz Club, Crowmarsh Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Bar and pizza available | Wallingford | Doors 6.45pm, show 7.30pm | £15: https://crowmarshjazz.co.uk


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

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