One Leg Up is from Asheville, NC and plays a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and Original Jazz Compositions. Band members include John Stineman(Guitar, Vocals), Jim Tanner(Guitar), Mike Guzalak(clarinet, Sax, Vocals), Zack Page(Bass), and Steve Trismen(Violin, Vocals).
“One Leg Up’s originality also stems from the group being ‘collective stars’. Like an astute big band, One Leg Up’s musicians are equally luminescent. At any moment a violin, guitar or clarinet would take center stage, creating a stir…Also, the twin guitars of John Stineman and Jim Tanner revamped those bygone Django chords first strummed in pre-WWII Parisian clubs. And they can sing!…Gutarist John Stineman delicately rendered the ode of patient love ‘Exactly Like You’. My only complaint was having to leave.”
— Hunter Pope, reviewer Mountain Express, Asheville, NC