One Leg Up

One Leg Up


One Leg Up, from Asheville, NC, plays gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. This Parisian style of jazz is an upbeat acoustic swing. Their show is lively, intimate, and danceable.


They have been performing together since 2003.This style of jazz is popular in clubs and festivals throughout Europe, yet it is underrepresented in America. One Leg Up is one of the few bands that plays this music in the southeast.These seasoned professional musicians came together to play gypsy jazz from diverse backgrounds including old-time/bluegrass music, salsa, reggae, and modern jazz. As One Leg Up, they accompanied Spanish gypsy jazz guitarist Pere Soto while he toured the United States in 2004. In May of 2005, the One Leg Up did a concert/book show with Michael Dregni author of the new acclaimed biography Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend. Also, their live version of "Tico Tico" was put on WNCW-FM's Crowd Around the Mic Volume 9, which is compilation of the best music that was recorded live on WNCW in that year. They continue to perform for acoustic music appreciators through out the Southeast at festivals, clubs, dance events, and any place where the caravan stops.


Gypsy Blue LP
Pere Lachaise LP
Songs available as MP3's on our website and our Myspace page,

Set List

We normally play (3) 45 minute sets, but can format our show as required.