Tony Oreshko jazz and gypsy jazz guitar
Tony Oreshko jazz guitar

Tony Oreshko Jazz Guitar

"Gypsy jazz guitar maestro
Tony Oreshko from England..."
(Acoustic Guitar magazine, USA) has performed at major jazz festivals throughout the British Isles and Europe, and has built a reputation as an outstanding acoustic guitarist.

Tony fronts his own band playing jazz standards in a style influenced by gypsy jazz genius Django Reinhardt. He also performs as a solo guitarist playing a mixture of Celtic, jazz, Latin and some original material.  

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Tony Oreshko Solo - Celtic and Jazz Fingerstyle Guitar

In addition to the Django influenced guitar work with his trio, Tony performs as a solo fingerstyle guitarist. The solo set comprises jazz standards, some original compositions and a wide variety of Celtic, blues, classical, Brazilian, ragtime and calypso tunes. Recent solo performances included Lyme Regis Jazz Festival, a concert at Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon and Caerleon Arts Festival in South Wales. Follow this link for more details about Tony's solo fingerstyle guitar set

The Tony Oreshko Trio

The Tony Oreshko Trio made its debut in August 2005, performing at Bude Jazz Festival, Cornwall, UK. The trio has since been in constant demand for appearances at jazz festivals and concerts throughout the UK. Tony can also be heard performing as a freelance guitarist with a number of jazz bands and musicians in the South West of England and beyond.
Guitarists - see Tony's free online lessons to learn how to play jazz guitar.
New Soloing Lesson Added!

The Tony Oreshko Trio CD recorded live with sax player John Hallam at the 2007 Keswick Jazz Festival has now sold out but can still occaionally be picked up on EBAY

Two new pages with answers to jazz guitar questions sent in by readers over the past few months.

There are now over 40 pages of resources for jazz and classical guitarists in this website including free music, MP3s, lessons and much more. View the site contents at a glance.

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Thanks to all of you who've visited this website over the past few years - it's had over 1.3 million hits so far. The Tony Oreshko Trio are presently taking a well-deserved break from performing and touring, but Tony will be arranging some solo dates for 2014 and planning a solo recording for release next year. Watch this space for details of future gigs or see the Gigs page for details of past events.

Jazz Festival News

Keswick Jazz Festival 2013
The trio's visit to Keswick Jazz Festival, Cumbria in May this year was a tremendous success. The band played fantastic gigs with guest violinist Emma Fisk, saxophone maestro John Hallam and German reed virtuoso Matthias Seuffert. Tony first performed at Keswick Festival in 1998 and has been asked back every year since, making this his sixteenth year at the festival.

Bude Jazz Festival 2013
The trio played Bude Jazz Festival again in August 2013 and did three amazing gigs with John Hallam. John is a brilliant musician and sparks always fly when he plays with the trio. Go to the Gigs page for full details

More Festivals...
Over the years Tony's band, in various guises, has played at dozens of well known festivals and concerts throughout the UK and Europe. Included amongst these are Upton, Lyme Regis, Lichfield, Birmingham, Plymouth, Pershore, Saltburn, Greenwich; Shetland, Ayr (Scotland), Kinsale (Eire); Breda, Amersfoort, Arnhem (Netherlands); Copenhagen and Silkeborg (Denmark).

John Marshall, saxophone

Veteran sax star John Marshall has officially retired from performing but occasionally sits in with the trio for a few numbers. John was a member of Georgie Fame's Blue Flames in the 1960s, toured with Sarah Vaughan and played with the likes of Stevie Wonder, the Faces, the LSO - and just about any jazz legend you care to mention. Click here for a beautiful version of John playing My Funny Valentine on youtube with Tony Oreshko on guitar.

More Jazz Guitar Questions

We've added some new answers to your jazz guitar questions, and if you follow this next link you can find even more jazz guitar questions and answers.

Articles about Jazz Guitarists

There are some articles by Tony Oreshko about jazz guitarist Emily Remler, and the little-known guitarist who could "outswing Django" - Oscar Aleman. Similar pieces about guitarists Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery and others will be added eventually.

Free MP3 Soundclips

Check out the Recordings page where there are now over twenty different jazz and classical guitar MP3 soundclips to listen to, including some new recordings from Bach's 3rd cello suite. You can also have fun rating the music and finding out what mark everyone else has given.

Classical Guitar Pages

Visit our classical guitar page with lots of MP3s and free music for grade exams. Pieces include Giuliani (grade 1), Sanz and J.S. Bach (both grade 2), Sor (grade 3), Carcassi (grade 4) Sor (grade 5) and J.S. Bach (grade 6).

Links to other free sheet music with accompanying MP3s include: Andante part 1 and part 2 by Carulli, a Valse by Aguado and Giuliani's Andante. There are also classical guitar articles on overcoming left hand difficulties and on building a practice schedule.

Free Jazz Guitar Lessons

Don't miss our jazz guitar lessons on arpeggios over minor chords, diminished 7th arpeggios, soloing using 7b9 sounds, using arpeggios over a Minor Blues, and using lower and upper auxiliary notes to sound like Django.

You can now send us your jazz guitar questions and we'll try and answer them! Read answers to questions about gypsy jazz guitar, using melodic, harmonic and Dorian minor scales, about jazz chord voicings and Django Reinhardt's left hand fingering.

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