Why has this jazz venue been created?
When Jazz at The Magpie and Parrot sadly came to an end after seven glorious years, the organisers looked for alternative venues which would allow for the presentation of the same variety of bands and class of musician but which would offer advantages in terms of improved comfort, plenty of parking and availability of food. The Speakeasy hits the spot on all three counts.

What is Marilyn’s Speakeasy?
The Speakeasy is a cosy lounge bar in Reading – just ideal for jazz performances to an attentive audience seated in comfort. It’s in an edge of town centre location with plenty of easy cheap parking close by. Plus being situated upstairs from the American-style Smokin’ Billy’s Rib House means we can offer an attractive meal-plus-show deal.

When are the performances?
Fourth Thursday of the month • Discounted food downstairs from 6pm • Music upstairs from 9pm

Who will appear there?
In the same tradition as Jazz at The Magpie and Parrot, we will present a variety of musicians bands. and styles of jazz. Performance details are available here.

How can I book places?
Details of ticket purchase for each performance will be posted here.

Where is the venue?
The address is: 61 St Mary’s Butts, Reading RG1 2LG
an easy stroll from Reading train station and town centre bus stops.  Map here