The Oxford Mail report that the Spin jazz club at the Wheatsheaf is to move to The Old Fire Station on George Street. With any luck the new venue will continue the Spin's long held and deserved reputation for excellence. Opening the new space will be the Oxley-Meier Guitar Project on 13 May, this coming Thursday night at 8.30pm streaming and introduced by the legendary Soft Machine guitarist John Etheridge. The band are Pete Oxley, Nicolas Meier, Raph Mizraki, Paul Cavaciuti and Keith Fairbairn. I've only visited the club a few times the first to hear a Coltranian evening by tenorist Gilad Atzmon: reviewed here and most recently dropping in on a sound check for Steve Waterman. The place was packed that first night for Gilad and it proved a fine venue for jazz. Onwards and upwards.
Photo, top: a still from a YouTube Oxley-Meier promo video. Link to more details of Thursday's stream