The Spin, High Street, Oxford

The Spin has steadily gained a reputation in the jazz world for great music. With a heady atmosphere the audience always manages to temper Their unbridled enthusiasm with a respectful hush for what's happening on the stand.  This hip mix of students and committed jazzophiles, friendly bar staff and relaxed candlelit vibe and groovy sounds  have made it a prime fixture on the UK jazz  scene;  a venue popular with players  and audiences alike. The Spin, High Street, OxfordLocated in the heart of Oxford, down a cute little alleyway the club operates most Thursdays of the year in a dedicated, great-sounding music room above The Wheatsheaf Inn.  The club has its own bar serving good wines and beers with the pub offering a selection of real ales downstairs - all at pub rather than club prices.

Set up in May 1999 by Oxford musicians, guitarist Pete Oxley and drummer Mark Doffman, the club maintains a weekly  programme that  includes both touring bands and guest musicians appearing with the house trio. From the beginning, the club's aim has been to promote music that is contemporary and that reaches out beyond a core jazz audience. Guest artists and bands over the last few years have include Gilad Atzmon, Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio, The New Jazz Couriers, John Etheridge, Tim Garland Quartet, Roger Beaujolais, Tim Whitehead, Jonathan Gee and many other great performers.

The club has twice received PRS Foundation grants and was nominated for Best Jazz Club in the 2006 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Seats can be reserved in advance by visiting the club's website, clicking on 'Gig Listings' and then following the link to the online booking service.

Contact and address details:
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Tel: 01865 245537 or 741909
Address: The Spin @ The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF

How to get there:

From London:

Take J8 off the M40; follow the dual carriageway from J8 to the Headington
Roundabout on Oxford's Ring Road. Go straight over Headington Roundabout and continue on this, the  London Road past Headington shops and Oxford Brookes University. This straight run into Oxford takes you (after about 5mins)  to St Clements Roundabout (with a large clocktower) - take the 4th exit, going over Magdalen Bridge. Stay in left hand lane and continue straight over traffic lights and into the High Street.

The venue is down an alleyway on the left side of the High Street, next to Starbucks and more or less opposite two Oxford landmarks, the Mitre Hotel and the Covered Market.

Parking is free on the High Street in marked bays after 6.30pm.  There is
also a large car park at the Westgate Centre - 5 minutes walk from the High