What's On 2019

31st Jan : Terry Quinney
28th Feb : Steve Waterman
​21st Mar : Adam Glasser

11th April : Mike Hatchard
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What's On 2019

31st Jan : Terry Quinney & Andy Urquhart 
28th Feb : Steve Waterman
24th Mar : Adam Glasser

11th April : Mike Hatchard
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Welcome

The Blue Vanguard is a monthly jazz club dedicated to bringing the ​finest national and international guests to our home town of Exeter.

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.

Podcasts featuring interviews and performances with previous guests are available below.

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Advance booking is advisable ​as events are usually very busy. ​Please use the contact form to reserve your seats now.

All tickets are £10 (£8 student​s). Doors are open from 7.30 with performance times​ from 8.00 – 10.30.

Food is available to order but please arrive early if you wish to eat.

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

  • Meet the Trio
  • ​Podcasts
  • Previous Guests

Greg Abate, Bruce Adams, Brandon Allen, Gilad Atzmon, Iain Ballamy, Alan Barnes, Ian Bateman, Roger Beaujolais, Chris Biscoe, Jonny Bruce, Steve Buckley, Neil Burns, Benn Clatworthy, Quentin Collins, John Critchinson, Ben Cummings, Renato D'Aiello, Martin Dale, Deelee Dubé, Ian Ellis, John Etheridge, Richard Exall, Steve Fishwick, Robert Fowler, Alex Garnett, Lee Gibson, Leon Greening, Andy Hague, Jim Hart, Jaqui Hicks, Denny Ilett, Peter King, Ant Law, Gareth Lockrane, Henry Lowther, Dean Masser, Tina May, Jim Mullen, Derek Nash, Allison Neale, Dave Newton, Mark Nightingale, Dave O'Higgins, Mike Outram, Colin Oxley, Andy Panayi, John Parricelli, Dick Pearce, Maggie Reeday, Sue Richardson, Amy Roberts, Phil Robson, Karen Sharpe, Geoff Simkins, Martin Speake, Simon Spillett, Nat Steele, Julian Marc Stringle, Stan Sulzmann, Art Themen, Enrico Tomasso, Jean Toussaint, Theo Travis, Ben Waghorn, Vassilis XenopoulosNeil Yates

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  • Meet the Trio
  • ​Podcasts
  • Previous Guests
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​Steve is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British, European and International jazz scene.

Steve has recorded and toured with many critically acclaimed ​artists including John Surman’s Brass Project, the Carla Bley Big Band, Andy Sheppard, Tony Coe, Victor Mendoza, Mal Waldron, Graham Collier, Mike Garrick, Don Weller, John Warren, Colin Towns & Robin Jones, Jeff Hooper, Alan Barnes and Lee Gibson.

In December 2002 Steve, along with Baritone Sax player George Haslam, were invited to perform at the Havana Jazz Festival as guests of Chucho Valdes with a Cuban big band – the band, with up to 25 members, fronted by Bobby Carcasséswith many of the greatest Cuban jazz musicians, played 3 concerts in Havana and Santa Clara; the programme included Waterman directing his ‘Concerto for Congas’ and works by Cuban Jazz composer Jorge Triana Hdz.