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 so I can tell you.


NEXT SESSION: Sat 9th Oct 2.45pm. Seats limited. Advance reservations only £10. There are 6 half price jammers tickets.  

House Band: Pete Canter saxophone,  TBC keys, Jim RIntoul double bass, Matt Evans drums.

Contact Pete at lazybirdjazz@ 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.


Dates to the end of the year are a mix of weekend afternoons and Wednesday evenings:

Sat 9th Oct 2.45pm (reservations on sale now)
Wed 10th Nov 8.30pm
Sun 12th Dec 2pm


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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