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Just Friends is a five piece combo based in Great Falls, Virginia. We play American popular songs from the 1920’s thru the 1960’s in our own special "woven" musical style. Our sound is smooth and the tunes themselves are “just friends”...melodies that have been tested by time and are comfortable to enjoy over and over.

For our concert format performances, we include music with a variety of styles and tempos. Our programs include the music of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley, songs from old films, top record hits, jazz classics, and swing band favorites. Audiences particularly appreciate that we also tell the fascinating stories behind the songs, composers, lyricists, and performers.

Musicians and Intrumentation

Cindy Pedder: C flute, soprano flute, alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo
Anne Hennessey: C flute and alto flute
Phil Hunter: six string and twelve string acoustic guitars
Jan Bender: string bass
Terry Bender: percussion




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