The Bridge Jazz Club is a popular monthly jazz night organised and hosted by Pete Canter. The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the Voodoo Lounge at Exeter Phoenix. The format is an opening set from Pete on saxophone with a different rhythm section each month, followed by a jam session.
Club nights begin at 8.30pm and entry is just £7 on the door or £4 for musicians taking part in the jam session. This includes a free raffle. (From January 2018 entry will be £8 or £4 jammers)
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.
Support the Bridge Jazz Club:
The Bridge Jazz Club stays afloat and is able to pay the house band each month 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 or anything else), by buying extra raffle tickets at £1 each, by helping Pete with setting up/putting away chairs and tables. Pete would particularly like some help setting up the room from 7.45pm on club nights as it is always a rush to get this done before the audience starts to arrive. 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.
UPCOMING CLUB NIGHTS
Wed 1st Nov: Pete Canter (saxophone), Philip Clouts (keys), Jim Rintoul (double bass), Ron Jones (drums) + jam session
Wed 6th Dec: Pete Canter (saxophone), Ken Church (vibraphone), Marcus Vergette (double bass), Gary Evans (drums) + jam session
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