Bridge Jazz Club

Next session: Sunday 8th August 2pm – 4.15pm. 
35 tickets including 6 half price jammers tickets. 

House Band: Pete Canter saxophone, Tom Ball keys, Valere Speranza double bass, Russell Collins drums.

Contact Pete at lazybirdjazz@ to reserve a ticket. Advance reservations only.  No ticket sales on the door.


Dates booked to the end of the year at Exeter Phoenix, a mix of weekend afternoons and Wednesday evenings:

Sun 8th Aug 2pm (seats going now)
Wed 8th Sept 8.30pm
Sat 9th Oct 2.45pm
Wed 10th Nov 8.30pm
Sun 12th Dec 2pm

Capacity still limited to 35 for now, including 6 half-price for jammers. £10 in advance from Please note that bookings are non-refundable.

Many thanks to those who attended the club fundraising gigs In the garden at Exeter Phoenix during summer 2020 and to the musicians who played on these gigs for free. Also to the Friends of Bridge Jazz Club who made donations to support the resumption of club sessions post lockdown. whenever that might be. 

The Bridge Jazz Club is a popular monthly jazz night which I host  in the Voodoo Lounge at Exeter Phoenix. The format 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. N.B. Under present circumstances there is no instrument sharing so jammers need to bring everything they need including microphones and amps.

NOTE TO 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 so I can tell you.

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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