Blue VanguardExeter's Premier Jazz Club


The Blue Vanguard is a monthly jazz club dedicated to bringing the best the circuit has to offer to our home town of Exeter.

Collectively run and supported by our house band (Craig Milverton – Keys, Al Swainger – Bass & Coach York – Drums) the club has run successfully since September 2011 and has a loyal following. If you would like to subscribe to our email list we will be more than happy to keep you informed of future gigs held at the club.

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All tickets are £10 (£8 student concession on production of valid ID)
Advance booking is advisable. Contact Coach York on / or by using the contact form
Please collect your reservations by 7.45. Doors will be open from 7.30 & performance times are 8.00 – 10.30.

Events are hosted at the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Ln, Exeter, Devon EX1 3RN



  • The Bluevanguard Jazz club, is the premier Jazz club this side of RS’s, qualified to pass comment as I’ve been to the Blue note, Bird land & the Village

  • Hi folks,
    Do we need a reservation for your club? We are planning to come end of January to
    see you.

    • Hi Dave – no you don’t need a reservation but the club can get pretty busy so it’s advisable if you’d like to get a good seat.

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