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Live Jazz on a Sunday

An afternoon like no other

Live on the Thames live music boat trips
An afternoon of Jazz on the River Thames

An afternoon of Jazz on the River Thames

While away a relaxing Sunday afternoon on the River Thames to the sound of live jazz music. The cruise travels through some of the most beautiful Thames countryside in the area, leaving Reading and heading upstream, past Mapledurham house and through the lock into the unspoilt reach of the river to Whitchurch.

2019 Jazz Cruises on the Thames dates now released tickets just £27.00. 12th May, 9th June, 28th July and 1st September

Our fully stocked bar will keep you refreshed and there’s a selection of snacks also available. The Jazz may vary from traditional to swing and blues. Dates are limited so book early and enjoy a magical afternoon of live jazz on the river.

Julia Titus plays the river 1st September.

Julia Titus plays the river 1st September.

Fleur Stevenson 28th July

Fleur Stevenson 28th July

Each sailing will depart from Caversham Pier at 14.15 for a cruise up river.  The 2019 Season:

12th May

The Lea Lyle Quartet 

Lea trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and had a career in television and films. Now focusing 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”.

9th June

Giulia Marelli Jazz and Italian classics Trio

Performing a carefully re-arranged repertoire of the greatest jazz standards of all time and a selection of Italian Jazz Classics with a twist of Latin and Soul. The band is led by natural born singer Giulia, a fearless performer who is capable to literally get the audience going with her charming voice and to get everyone involved. She will be backed by the amazing Dario Basta on Keyboards and Chema Sacristan on Drums.

28th July

Fleur Stevenson

Playing her second season on the river, Fleur was a hit last year. Known for her velvet tone and alluring voice Fluer will be part of a duet this year with Hugh Turner on guitar. Playing a mix of jazz standards, latin and vintage.

1st September

Julia Titus Quartet

Also returning this year, Julia is sending the jazz season out with a big bang. Julia has a passion for the late great Bessie Smith and is reviewed as a having a voice that peels paint for the ceiling and one of those rare singers who guarantees smiles. Not to be missed!


Our 2019 schedule for Jazz on a Sunday sees cruises on Sunday 12th May, Sunday 9th June, Sunday 28th July and Sunday 1st September. The cruise starts at 14.15 (boarding will commence up to 20 minutes beforehand) and we will return at approx 17.15. Please note we reserve the right to replace the advertised act should it prove necessary and the boat may sail either up or downstream from our Caversham Pier boarding point. 

Departure Point

All Live on the Thames events will depart from our boarding point at Caversham Promenade or Caversham Pier (they are next to each other) by Reading Rowing club beside Caversham Bridge Reading. There are car parks near by which are often free at the weekend.

Wheelchair Access

The Caversham Princess is multi deck with no lift and limitations regarding door widths. As such we apologise that we are not able to offer wheelchair access (most of our vessels do offer wheelchair access). If you would like to discuss the layout or have a specific enquiry about access please don’t hesitate to contact the office on 0118 481088 and we will do our upmost to assist. 

Need some help?

If you would like more information about a cruise, boat trip or wish to discuss a party or private charter booking, please call Theresa in our planning office on 0118 948 1088 or email us using the contact form below.