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The “Just Friends” quartet.

… this weeks line-up:

Peter Surridge on guitar, played tenor and baritone saxophone with one of the many Oxford big bands before returning to his first love the guitar.

Keith Howard on double bass, has wide experience of playing with many top British and American jazz musicians.

Mike Wilkins on saxophone, 

Michael Goff on drums.


other rotational members of the quartet are:

Mike Clapton on alto sax, who studied music full time under the tuition of several British jazz luminaries, and for fifteen years ran and performed in the Oxford Jazz Club, where many famous British musicians guested.
Mike is unwell at present and we send him our sincere best wishes and love.

Paul Goose on drums served his musical apprenticeship for rock and blues and was subsequently drawn to jazz, funk and latin music, enjoying the challenge of rhythmical variety.


Jazz inn the Courtyard …   under the vines, covered by a retractable blind, is heated with good ale, wines, fizz by the glass, a good pub supper and a malt whisky.

Reserve a supper table for 6pm by ringing 01865 510551.       Menus here.

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