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The Jazz Cafe does it live! BUT IT'S MORE THAN JAZZ!!!

Located at Madejski Stadium, The Jazz Café is a modern, spacious venue ideal for any type of event from corporate lunches to birthday parties to wedding receptions. We pride ourselves in hosting an unforgettable party with delicious food, all your favourite drinks and a packed dancefloor!

Throughout the year, The Jazz Café also hosts live music events. As the name suggests, we are well-known for our live jazz evenings, but this has now expanded to include the very best in musical talent from soul, funk, RnB and Motown bands to amazing DJ sets. You won’t be disappointed when you book your ticket to one of these very special evenings - we only showcase the most sought-after musicians in the area.

If you are a Reading football fan, we are also open on match days so pop in, grab a pint and some hot, tasty food before, during or after the match.

The Jazz Café is just a couple of minutes from J11 of the M4 with good public transport links and free onsite car parking.


READING, United Kingdom
We had a great xmas party, everything was fantastic, lovely food, and the band the chain gang were brilliant and had us up dancing all night! The night just went too quick, it was that good! Will be back in 2020
Paul King
Reading, Uk
I came here for a surprise party and I thought the staff working behind the bar were fantastic. Nothing was too much and they always had a smile on their faces. Would highly recommend this venue as the bar staff made it a fantastic night. Many thanks.
Annette Anderson
Once again best night ever until end of night when getting our coats my friend telling me the man getting coats thought I was her mum not happy ( only 3 years different)
Chris Cox
Godalming, United Kingdom
Dear Jazz Café, Thank you for a wonderful New Years Eve, really enjoyed the lively atmosphere the dance floor was full all the time, mainly due to the fantastic band, The Originals, who played a mix of old and new in a very professional way loved the way they engaged with the guests, the only disappointment was that the band did not play on longer we were really getting into it then sadly they finished the DJ was good but there is nothing live music really looking forward to coming again Kind regards Chris
Paul Heagren
Camberley, UK
Dear Sirs - we came to hear Alexander O'Neil last night and unfortunately didn't - hear him!. First I would like to say that the table we booked was great, staff brilliant, food great, atmosphere great. The problem arose when Alexander came on to sing. the band were incredibly loud with their mics clear turned up to full volume, so much so that every beat of the drum was felt, after a couple of songs Alexander paused and asked repeatedly for his mic to be turned up, his backing singer asked for theirs to be turned down and Alexander's to be turned up, but the technical guys couldn't do anything. So after 50 minutes Alexander left the stage - it felt like half way through a song - no encore and no hint of him coming back, he had clearly had enough. We were left feeling short changed. We approached the manager and told him how we felt and he said he couldn't do anything as Alexander hadn't turned up for a sound check - but this was not our problem. He also said it was fine "last night" - whilst separately the other staff had told us that is was exactly the same last night. I was disappointed that such a famous venue could not solve the problem and when they couldn't they failed to deal with our complaint. We were offered a free round of drinks and finally the manager took £30 off our bill but that was not the point. We would have been much happier with a clear apology and a promise that they would go back to the booking agent and ensure that he felt how unhappy people were. Sorry to give such a bad review - I never complain - but just had to Paul
Rebecca Gray
Bracknell, UK
The staff were so helpful in assisting arranging our post New-Year office party here. Food was fantastic and staff were so friendly and helpful. We had ordered far too many bottles of wine so staff allowed us to give them back and put the money behind the bar - Fantastic!
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