Delicious food home cooked on the premises

Words from our audience…“I love coming to the jazz at The Chandos. Each time I come I am blown away by the performances !”“The find of the year for us! Good food and beer, great jazz and a delightful landlady. What's not to like?”“Fabulous music, fine wines and scrumptious food — a hidden jazz gem” • “Relaxed atmosphere, great music”

Jazz @ The Chandos Arms
music made by friends, for

Sunday 1 April 2018 • 7—9.15pm

Admission £7.50 Students/unwaged: pay what you like

To prebook use this ticket link and get 10% off your meal!*


The Oxley-Meier guitar project


Yaron Stavi: bass
Rick Finlay: drums



“…the array of changing sounds, moods and textures they create is gorgeous, fascinating and apparently endless. Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you’ll probably fall for this.” Observer

An extra special Chandos Arms Jazz tonight as we welcome back two virtuoso guitarists to Colindale. Pete and Nick have been recording and touring together for a few years now, with a set of their own compositions which cover a vast range.

When playing live they aim to recreate their broad palette of sounds, bringing at least ten differing guitars with them (nylon 7-string, steel string, fretless, 11-string fretless, sitar-guitar, 12 string, etc.). Having clocked up hundreds of concerts together throughout the UK and Europe over the last five years, they perform with an almost uncanny empathy in their interplay. Expect the unexpected: lush and scintillating soundscapes ranging from Turkey to Brazil.

Pete Oxley: Pete began his musical career in Paris in the mid ‘80s before relocating to the UK in 1997. Shortly afterwards he opened The Spin jazz club in Oxford which in 2012 won the Parliamentary jazz award as ‘The Best Jazz Venue In The UK’. He regularly performs with some of the world’s leading jazz artists including Chris Garrick, Gilad Atzmon, Tim Whitehead, Dave O’Higgins, Bobby Wellins, John Etheridge and his own band Curious Paradise. He has now released 14 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his original compositions.

Nicolas Meier: With his unique style that is a blend of Metheny-esque jazz and Turkish inspired world music, Nick has toured extensively around the world with his band the Meier Group, sharing the bill with some of the biggest names in jazz including Bill Evans and Brad Mehldau, Jimmy Haslip and Vinnie Coliauta. This wonderful group won the overall prize for ‘best band’ at the Juan-les-Pins jazz festival! Nick has also toured extensively with guitar supremo Jeff Beck.

“**** A fascinating fusion opulent with evocative splendour” MOJO

“These are two masterly guitarists…If you love music of any kind you’ll probably fall for this.” Observer

“Exemplary” John Etheridge

“[The Colours of Time] is a wonderful example of the high level of music that can be made by combining two great guitarists/composers/improvisers such as Pete and Nicolas. They have put together a feast of virtuosity, delivered with depth, wit and joy.” Ralph Towner

*Same price as on the night but you are guaranteed to get in, and get a seat…and you get 10% off your food. (NB For the 10% discount you will need to show your booking email on your smartphone/tablet screen, or a printout of your eventbrite ticket, to the bar staff AT THE TIME OF ORDERING.)

Booking closes at 2pm on the day of the gig, and discounts will not be possible after that.


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Excerpts from Ian Shaw's appearance Dec 2015
(thanks to Chris Marshall)



Liane Carroll April 2015

Excerpts from Oxley/Meier Feb 2017



Mark Jennett July 2017

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Past guests



Jeremy, Rick, Phil, John Dec 2012

House band Just East

Jeremy, Rick, Phil, John Dec 2012

Jeremy Shoham

Jeremy, Rick, Phil, John Dec 2012

Phil Scragg

Jeremy, Rick, Phil, John Dec 2012

Rick Finlay


Community Pub of the Year 2017