The Curzon Duo are a combination of Violin and Guitar creating French Gypsy Jazz and Balkan Gypsy Jazz Sound that was made famous by Jean “Django” Reinhardt on guitar and Stéphane Grappelli on violin between the 1930s and 1950s in Paris.
The rhythm guitar played by Jack from the Curzon Duo is played using a distinct percussive technique, “la pompe”, that essentially replaces the drums and violinist Flora performs on the violin with elegance, she is relaxed and the music is flowing. She produces a constant stream of perfectly executed melodic phrases, often at very high speed and with a minimum of effort.
The Duo is versatile that they perform swing tunes from the 1940’s as well.
Dobriden – Traditional Klezmer Tune Originating from the Jewish Settlements in the Balkans
Jovano Jovanke – Traditional Balkan Tune
Every Time We Say Goodbye – Song and Lyrics from Cole Porter from the 1940s , this is a very famous Jazz Standard and has been played in a traditional jazz or swing style.
They Can’t Take That Away From Me This piece was written in the late 1930s by George and Ira Gershwin and made famous by Fred Astaire.
‘Their music was inspirational and really lifted the whole atmosphere of this glamourous event. Their playing, combined with a serious amount of personal charm, brought freshness and energy to theevening, helping to
create a truly inviting ambience. It really would not have been the same without their presence and we very much hope that we may be able to book them again for our future events.’ Deborah Rhodes, LAPADA.
Everytime We Say Goodbye
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Pirate Song (original)
Shine (Reinhart and Grapelli)
Me Hum Mato
As Time Goes By
The Way You Look Tonight
Fly Me To The Moon
My baby Just Cares For Me
Wade In the Water
We’ll Meet Again
A nightingale Sang in Berkely Square
Over The Rainbow
La Vie En Rose
Hymn A L’amour
Non, Rien de Rien
Five Foot Two
Georgia on my Mind