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B i o g r a p h y
Tom Ollendorff is fast becoming one of the most exciting young guitarists to emerge on the UK and international jazz scenes. Tom is known for his highly distinctive sound which blends virtuosic guitar playing with sophisticated harmonic and melodic ideas, whilst always keeping room for nuance and sensitivity. Since beginning his professional career in 2016, he has had the opportunity to work alongside many highly respected artists including Geoff Simkins Ben Wendel, Bill McHenry, Jeff Williams and Ari Hoenig. He has performed at venues and festivals both across the UK and internationally.
Tom currently teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff and has been a guest tutor at universities across the UK, Europe and Asia.
"Tom Ollendorff is one of the world's finest guitarists. His music is complex yet rooted in melody and feeling" (Gilad Hekselman)
A highly recommendable disc for those who care about the fate of jazz guitar (Musica Jazz)
"Traditional but very classy" (The Guardian)
"I really enjoy the playing and writing of young guitarist Tom Ollendorff, definitely one to watch and listen out for" ( Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM)
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