Performance Videos

Live Jazz Performances Videos of Hugh Turner
Jazz Quartet

Hugh Turner, YouTube, Jazz Guitar Video
Performance Videos

Guitar Tuition

Private ClassesGuitar Tuition/Lessons
All Abilities

Hugh Turner, YouTube, Jazz Guitar Tuition
Guitar Lessons

Guitar Tuition in Oxford & Reading Areas

Standard Rate of £27 per 45 Minute Sessions

guitar tuition in reading or oxford

Excellent guitar tuition as flexible as you want it to be
For all ages and abiltiies

Contact Hugh on 07973615405

Available To Hire

If you're looking for a jazz band for any occasion
Hugh Turner is the man to contact.

/Hugh Turner Jazz Band For Hire

Services offered

Jazz Band / Quartet

Hugh's Jazz Quartet perform live jazz for festivals, private functions and regular gigs for venues. Their regular gigs and loyal fan base are a testiment to the quality of their performances.

  • Concerts/Festivals
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Private Functions
  • Weddings

Solo Artist

Hugh is an accomplished performer and as well as performing with his Jazz Quartet, he also colloborates with other artists on projects and performs solo.

  • Hugh performs either as a solo Jazz Guitarist or with his band - The Hugh Turner Jazz Quartet.


Throughout his career Hugh has taught Jazz Guitar as well as performing live Jazz at events. For his students this provides great value as they get to learn from someone who is actively perfoming for a living. Hugh also knows how to make learning the guitar fun and engaging for students of all levels

  • As a consumate performer Hugh can help you build confidence in your playing. Hugh teaches a range of levels from beginner to advanced.

Live Jazz Gigs List

Live Jazz from Hugh and his quartet

What's On When?

This is a list of regular gigs and not updated regularly. For special events, festivals and other performances check out the facebook page for more details. Facebook - Hugh Turner Band

Global Cafe

London Street,
Reading, Berkshire,
Usually 3rd Saturday of month,
10pm-late, all welcome,
Hugh turner heavy funk jazz quartet,
£3 on the door

Check Friday/Saturday night gigs.

Bullingdon Arms

Cowley Road,
Free entry,

Check Tuesdays or other weekday gigs


Cowley road
Voodoo funk collective - Featuring Hugh Turner

Occasional Sundays, 8pm-11pm

Oxford Wine Cafe;

Very nice mellow jazz club in a great wine bar.

Sunday evenings

Crooked Billet

Newlands Lane,
Stoke Row,
Henley On Thames,
Free to diners,

Occasional Dates

Langans Brasserie

Stratton Street,

Check Tuesdays

Jazz On Tap

Brewery Arts Centre
Burton Upon Trent

Check for Dates

Sandy's Piano Bar

4 King Edward Street
Oxford, OX1 4HS

Check for Dates

For more gig details please check Hugh's Facebook page (Hugh Turner Band)

About Hugh Turner

Hugh Turner started playing guitar at age 11 and by 13 he was playing with his brothers blues band in pubs and clubs around his native home town of Reading.

At 16 he had already started teaching and had discovered jazz, first studying under Cedric West, the acclaimed Burmese jazz guitarist, and later John Etheridge and Dave Cliff, Britain’s finest bebop guitar player.

Graduating in jazz rock and classical guitar from North London University at age 19, Hugh played in all the London and the South-East’s jazz clubs with his already formed jazz trio. During the next few years he continued with his jazz performances but also concentrated on his composition. Pop session work, touring and many dance music recording sessions kept him off the streets.

In 1995 Hugh co-founded ‘Jazz Upstairs’, a club showcasing the best of British Jazz. Alan Barnes, Jon Gee, Jay Denson, Theo Travis and Dave Cliff all visited the club with the great house rhythm section of Andy Crowdy (acoustic bass) and Simon Price (drums).

Around this time he formed Funk Assembly and started the JW’s residency, featuring among others Brandon Allen (sax), Dennis Rollins (trombone), Brian Edwards (sax) and Andy Gangadeen (drums).

Hugh Turner's Jazz Band, formed around 1995, has has since grown in stature to include additional band members and repertoires, making it one of the best known Jazz Bands to hire in the South East of England.

Hugh as a solo artitst, in addition to performing with his band, is recognised individually as one of the regions finest jazz guitarists. His influences range from George Benson and John Scofield through to Grant Green and Jimi Hendrix. As well as a being consummate performer Hugh is also an accomplished teacher of Jazz Guitar. Teaching in the Oxford and Reading areas between gigs and writing new album material.

In a recent review by Derek Ansell, Hugh's talents were recognised at the Progress Theatre, with his following testimonial.

'Lots of power, lots of energy although, in the last analysis, lots of swing and invention and the audience loved every minute.' Derek Ansell


Live Jazz & Guitar Lessons

Tel: 07973615405

Live Jazz - Bookings

Hugh Turner and his band are fantastic to watch live, just go to one of their gigs and you'll see what makes them one of the most established Jazz bands on the circuit. Their repertoire and following have been built up over 20 years performing across London, Oxford, Henley, Windsor & Reading.

They perform continuously through the year for events, regular gigs, weddings and festivals. Get in touch to find out more about hiring Hugh and his band for live jazz performances

Guitar Tuition

As well as performing regular gigs Hugh also teaches the guitar in Reading and Oxford for all abilities. From beginners through to accomplished players Hugh is able to teach at all levels in a fun and interactive environment.

Fun interactive lessons that focus on what you need to improve your ability, to play the guitar at any level. Get in touch to book guitar lessons

Group Lunchtime Lessons

As a relatively new experiment Hugh is bringing his guitar lessons to office environments for lunchtime learning. Hugh has made a new format of guitar teaching just for groups with limited time.

If your lunch breaks are a bit tedious or you're part of a group and want to learn, this is a great way to start. Get in touch about lunchtime learning with Hugh

Oxford & Reading, Berkshire - UK
Hugh Turner, Jazz Guitarist
Mobile: 07973615405
E-mail: hughturnerguitar@gmail.com