Bridge Jazz Club at Exeter Phoenix



 

 

 

 

The Bridge Jazz Club is a popular monthly jazz night which I host  at Exeter Phoenix. There is an opening set from me on saxophone with a guest rhythm section followed by an open mic/jam session.

Musicians wanting to take part in the jam session should bring concert charts for the rhythm section and sign up on the jammer’s sheet when they arrive. Depending on how many people want to play, players of front line instruments might expect to play 1 or 2 tunes. There is often a mass rendition of the blues or a jazz standard or two to close the evening. The Bridge Jazz Club welcomes players of all levels of experience and makes everyone welcome. Singers and instrumentalists should bring their own microphones and leads. There is a small monitor amp suitable for vocals, flutes etc. There is no amp for guitars so you need to bring one.

Singers, please note this is a jazz jam session so please bring along jazz standards, not pop or show tunes. Charts for keys and bass should be in the form of lead sheets with just melody and chord symbols. This will ensure that there is scope for one or more of the musicians to solo.  Lead sheets usually fit on 1 or 2 sides of A4.  If you aren’t sure if your tune and the chart you have for it are suitable, please email a copy in advance to me at lazybirdjazz@hotmail.com so I can tell you.

 

NEXT SESSION: Wed 10th Nov 8.30pm. Seats limited. Advance reservations only at £10. 

House Band: Pete Canter saxophone,  James Clemas keys, Adrian Smith double bass, Gary Evans drums.

Contact Pete at lazybirdjazz@ hotmail.com to reserve a ticket. 

Please note that bookings are non-refundable. A telephone number is needed for each party for track and trace. This gets passed to Exeter Phoenix who keep it for 28 days after the gig.

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Sun 12th Dec 2pm: End of Year Special with South West City Swing + jam/open-mic session

Miles Davis sax & vocals, Andy Stark trumpet, Peter Tamblyn keys, Pete Canter double bass, Matt Evans drums

Advance reservations only at £10. Contact Pete at lazybirdjazz@ hotmail.com to reserve a ticket. 

Please note that bookings are non-refundable. A telephone number is needed for each party for track and trace. This gets passed to Exeter Phoenix who keep it for 28 days after the gig.

 

Support the Bridge Jazz Club:

The Bridge Jazz Club stays afloat and is able to pay the house band and the room hire at Exeter Phoenix from the proceeds of the door charge. You can help to support the club by donating raffle prizes (wine, new or used jazz CDs, jazz books etc), by buying extra raffle tickets at £1 each, by helping us with setting up/putting away chairs and tables. You also support the club and help ensure that it continues to thrive by turning up to listen as often as you can and by encouraging your friends to come along.

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Jazz Club, Exeter, Devon, UK,  jam session