Sunday Concert Series presents One Leg Up

One Leg Up will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, in the Haywood County Library in Waynesville as part of the Haywood County Arts Council’s Sunday Concert Series.

Based in Asheville, One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat gypsy jazz, Latin, swing and original jazz compositions. They are a favorite of club, concert and festival stages throughout the southeastern United States. The group is comprised of John Stineman (guitar, vocals); Jim Tanner (Guitar); Zack Page (bass); Mike Guzalak (Clarinet, Sax); and, Steve Trismen (violin, vocals).

One Leg Up formed in 2003 as a “String Swing” band in the style of famed French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Propelled by their self-produced debut recording “Gypsy Blue,” they soon won critical acclaim for their “hot club” prowess and were tapped to back up award-winning Spanish guitarist Pere Soto on some of his 2005 U.S. tour dates. In May 2005, One Leg Up performed at a combined concert and book signing with Michael Dregni author of the new acclaimed biography Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend.

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