The Bridge Jazz Club is a popular monthly jazz night 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 guest rhythm section, followed by a jam session.
Club nights begin at 8.30pm and entry is £8 on the door or £4 for musicians taking part in the jam session. This includes a free raffle.
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 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 Pete 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.
UPCOMING CLUB NIGHTS
Wed 2nd May: Pete Canter saxophone, Tom Ball keys, Marcus Vergette double bass, Coach York drums + jam session
Wed 6th June: Pete Canter saxophone, Matt Johns keys, Valere Speranza double bass, Gary Evans drums + jam session
Wed 4th July: Pete Canter saxophone, +3, + jam session
Wed 1st Aug: Pete Canter saxophone, +3, + jam session
Wed 5th Sept: Pete Canter saxophone, James Clemas keys, Jim Rintoul double bass + drums, + jam session
Wed 3rd Oct: Pete Canter saxophone, +3, + jam session
Wed 7th Nov: Pete Canter saxophone, +3, + jam session
Wed 5th Dec: Pete Canter saxophone, +3, + jam session
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