Spike & Susan
Club history would not be complete without a word about the late Spike Robinson.
Spike entered club life when he met Susan May, and they later married in 1992. They lived at Writtle, so this American became a local and continued to tour the UK and abroad until he died. Permanent weekly host of “Spike’s Place” in Brentwood, he also played at the club occasionally (not often enough, perhaps) and on his 70th birthday had a celebration with those members of Club Eleven still around and with Harry Gold on bass sax, followed by his band at the time, Young Lions – Old Tigers.
The memory of this fine man and musician is perpetuated by the Spike Robinson Scholarship (here), a charity to help up-and-coming young jazz musicians.
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Join us to give the New Year a fine start with Ron Drake on 14th January. 2018 is going to be a big year for CJC!