In my 20-year career as a guitarist, I’ve played almost every type of music—jazz, blues, rock, funk, Latin, contemporary, Americana, gypsy swing—with hundreds of noted musicians and bands, including the legendary Kenny Drew Jr., Twinkle, Harmonious Wail, and the Motet.
And I’ve played just about every type of venue imaginable: clubs, theaters, festivals, private parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, Broadway touring companies—you name it—from the west coast to the east, as well as internationally.
While guitar is my main instrument, I’m also proficient on bass and banjo, and even play a little trumpet, drums, and keyboards when the mood strikes. On several of the recordings on this site, you’ll hear me on some of those other instruments.
Originally from New York, I have a degree in Guitar Performance from UC Denver, and credits toward a Masters in Jazz Studies at UT Austin, where I attended on full scholarship.
I’m located in Portland,Oregon, where I have my teaching studio, but am available to perform all around the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. I look forward to hearing from you.
Contact: Alex Tomaino, guitarist