Alex Tomaino

Guitar from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Whatever your event, whether it's an intimate party, or a major festival, let me help you make it memorable.

In my 20-year career, I've performed at numerous weddings, private and corporate parties, museum openings, film festivals, and special events of every type, from the west coast to the east, as well as internationally. I've been a featured solo guitarist aboard the Princess Cruise Lines on their South Pacific route, and have played for the touring companies of Broadway musicals including Chicago, Annie, Dream Girls, and Big.

You'll find a sample song list elsewhere on this page, but my repertoire is far more extensive than can be shown here, encompassing standards, contemporary tunes, jazz, Latin/bossa nova, Americana, European (gypsy) swing, some classical, and even a few originals, on acoustic, electric, and steel string guitar.

Because I want to be sure that the music creates the perfect ambience for your unique event, I tailor performances to your venue and preferences. If there are specific tunes you'd like to hear, don't feel you're restricted to any song list. Just give me the song titles, and I'll incorporate them into the set.

Like many professional musicians, I play a number of other instruments (bass, drums, trumpet, keyboards, to name a few). On certain songs, by pre-recording additional instrumental music tracks, I can re-create the sound of a full band behind the guitar. Listen to some of the recordings I've posted elsewhere on my listing page for examples.

When not performing solo, I've played with many noted musicians and bands, including the legendary Kenny Drew Jr., Twinkle, Harmonious Wail, and the Motet.

Originally from New York, I have a degree in Music from the University of Colorado, and credits toward a Masters in Jazz Studies at UT Austin, where I attended on full scholarship.

Please get in touch soon, and let's discuss how I can help you to make your event the best it can be. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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A talented guitarist. My guest of honor really enjoyed him coming as a special treat.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Alex played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and his talent and professionalism were everything we could hope for. He went the extra mile for us, writing beautiful original arrangements of our processional and recessional musical requests at no extra charge. From Bach to jazz to the Beatles, he played it all wonderfully. He’s also a super nice guy. Highly recommend!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Alex was a perfect addition to our wedding ceremony. He was able to accommodate our processional/recessional song requests and added a beautiful level of talent to our day. Thanks for everything, Alex!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Dec
9
Christmas Party
Portland, OR
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Nov
16
Private Party
Portland, OR
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Oct
6
Wedding Ceremony
Portland, OR
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Sep
23
Wedding Ceremony
Portland, OR
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Sep
16
Wedding
Silverton, OR
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Aug
27
Wedding Ceremony
Portland, OR
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
May
29
Memorial Service
Canby, OR
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(** 100s of tunes-pop,jazz,rock, country, blues, classical-just make a request)
This is a partial list
(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You
various
(You Look) Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Ain't Misbehavin'
Standard
All The Things You Are
Standard
Alone Together
Jazz standard
Am I Blue?
Standard
Amazing Grace
Traditional
And I Love Her
Beatles
Autumn in New York
Standard
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
One Man Band
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Jazz One Man Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Alex Tomaino will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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