I have been working as a violinist since 1982.
You can see and hear me play every Thursday at The New Inn, Market Place, Buxton, from 9pm, and on Sundays from 2.30 at Number Thirteen on Market St.
I play jazz mainly: the usual canon of standards that most post-bop jazzers draw from, for example, great ballads like "Body and Soul", or "My One and
You could hear medium swingers, such as "All the Things You Are",
"Sweet Lorraine" or "Stella by Starlight
More "up" tunes might include "Have
you met Miss Jones?, or post-bop classics like "Joyspring". I might do some Charlie Parker material, not often heard on violin. There are various
blues, as well.
There always have to be some Latin tunes, maybe by A. C.
Jobim, or even something more Cuban, like "Oye Como Va".
I also like to add a few jazz originals that have
become standards, like "A Night in Tunisia", "Recordame" or "Spain".
Then there are the tunes that not many other people
play, "Joy" by Gerry Niewood
, or Ralph Towner's "Icarus". Jarrett's
"Memories of Tomorrow" and "Country". Kenny Wheeler's "Everbody's Song but my Own".
The list is always changing. Sometimes I am asked to
play to a theme, such as tunes from particular countries to accompany
regional dishes for a restaurant's themed night. You can see a fuller repertoire list here