Pete began his musical career in Paris in the mid â€˜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 â€˜The Best Jazz Venue In The UKâ€™. Pete regularly performs with some of the worldâ€™s leading jazz artists including Chris Garrick, Gilad Atzmon, Tim Whitehead, Dave Oâ€™Higgins, Bobby Wellins, John Etheridge and his own band Curious Paradise. He has now released 14 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his original compositions. As a composer, Pete was recently selected as one of only a handful of British jazz musicians to have his compositions included in the definitive â€˜European Real Bookâ€™ (Sher Music). Oxleyâ€™s parents were musically inclined and his mother played violin. At his motherâ€™s urging, he took an unusual apprenticeship making violin bows which he still does. Drawn to the guitar as a youth, he played innitially in rock bands
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