I have been working as a violinist since 1982.
You can see and hear me play with the best jazz pianists in the North West every other Thursday at Gilbert's, 5 High Street, Buxton, from 9pm.
I play jazz: mainly the usual canon of standards that most post-bop jazzers draw from, for example, great ballads like "Body and Soul", or "My One and Only Love".
You could hear medium swingers, such as "All the Things You Are", "Sweet Lorraine" or "Stella by Starlight
More "up" tunes might include "Have you met Miss Jones?, or post-bop classics like "Joyspring". I might do some Charlie Parker material, not often heard on violin. There are various blues, as well.
There always have to be some Latin tunes, maybe by A. C. Jobim, or even something more Cuban, like "Oye Como Va".
I also like to add a few jazz originals that have become standards, like "A Night in Tunisia", "Recordame" or "Spain".
Then there are the tunes that not many other people play, "Joy" by Gerry Niewood
, or Ralph Towner's "Icarus". Jarrett's "Memories of Tomorrow" and "Country". Kenny Wheeler's "Everbody's Song but my Own".
The list is always changing. Sometimes I am asked to play to a theme, such as tunes from particular countries to accompany regional dishes for a restaurant's themed night. You can see a fuller repertoire list here