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 as both solo guitar and in bands for just about every type of gig imaginable (blues and jazz festivals, private parties, Broadway touring companies, wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate events for companies such as Nike and numerous others, and the VIP party for Josh Groban) in every type of venue, including clubs, theaters, restaurants, cruise ships, wineries—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
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