Swing Guitars - Jazz Guitar Duo

Guitarist 1
His ability to blend in or take centre stage makes his performances ideal for many occasions. He can provide a genuine touch of class and create a subtle, atmospheric environment for listeners and diners alike. He plays classic songs from a classic era and has a particular gift with soothing jazz standards by the likes of Rogers & Hart, Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Django Reinhardt. Fast gaining a reputation as one of the South of England's top up and coming jazz guitarists his command of the guitar is not limited to jazz and he has studied numerous musical styles, traveling much of Europe, the Caribbean, Brazil and beyond including critically acclaimed sets in France, Spain and Turkey.

In recent years he has played a variety of weddings and corporate functions as well as performing at many jazz and other music festivals including Ealing, Swanage, Hayling Island and Glasgow.

Guitarist 2
This guitarist began teaching himself the guitar at age 12. He initially played acoustic Blues and early Country music, then, after hearing Charlie Christian on a Benny Goodman record, he discovered Jazz. He became a professional musician in 1987 and soon began to specialise in acoustic Rhythm guitar playing in the style of George Van Eps, Allan Reuss, Steve Jordan and Freddie Green. He has since accompanied many American and British musicians including; Scott Hamilton, Enrico Tomasso, John Barnes, Kenny Davern, Diz Disley, Bobby Wellins, Stacey Kent, Vince Giordano, Ken Peplowski, Dave Shepherd, Mike Piggott, Keith Nichols and, in his opinion, the greatest living Rhythm guitar player, Marty Grosz. He has also played with Martin Wheatleys' Arcadians and Paul Laceys' Back to Basie Orchestra.


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Swing Guitars - Jazz Guitar Duo Repertoire

  • A Foggy Day - Gershwin
  • All the things you are - Hammerstein/Kern
  • Autumn Leaves - Johnny Mercer
  • Blue Monk - Thelonius Monk
  • Blue Moon - Rogers & Hart
  • Body and Soul - Green
  • But Beautiful - Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke
  • Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn
  • Cherokee - Ray Noble
  • Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans - Eddie de Lange & Louis Alter
  • Don't get around much anymore - Duke Ellington
  • Embraceable You - Gershwin
  • Fly me to the Moon - Bart Howard
  • Have you met Miss Jones - Rogers & Hart
  • How high the moon - Morgan Lewis
  • How Insensitive - Jobim
  • I can't get started - Vernon Duke
  • I'll Remember April - Don Raye, Gene De Paul & Johnson
  • In a Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington
  • In a sentimental mood - Duke
  • It had to be you - Kahn
  • Like Someone in Love - Van Heusen/Burke
  • Lover Man - Davis, Ramirez & Sherman
  • Misty - Errol Garner
  • Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington
  • Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf & Blackburn
  • My funny valentine - Rogers & Hart
  • Night and Day - Cole Porter
  • Out of Nowhere - Green/Heyman
  • Satin Doll- Duke Ellington
  • Smoke gets in your eyes - Jerome Kern
  • Soft Winds - Benny Goodman
  • Someone to watch over me - Gershwin
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
  • Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael
  • Stella by Starlight - Victor Young
  • Summertime - Gershwin
  • The Girl from Ipanema - Jobim
  • The Lady is a Tramp - Rogers & Hart
  • What a difference a day made - Adams & Grever

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