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Tom Ollendorff

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.  



Live Review

Brilliant Corners 2024

Read "Brilliant Corners 2024" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2024 Black Box/Accidental Theatre jny:Belfast, N. Ireland March 1-9, 2024 At a time when veteran rock acts on their last legs are asking cash-strapped punters to part with hundreds of pounds to stand in a stadium to hear the same hits as the last tour, and the tour before that, it is worth reflecting on the terrific value for money that jazz gigs usually offer. Take Brilliant Corners, Belfast's one-and-only ...

Album Review

Tom Ollendorff: Open House

Read "Open House" reviewed by Chris May

There is technical excellence, there is pretty, there is a well-honed trio, there is an in-sync guest saxophonist, and yet, and yet.... Open House is London-based guitarist Tom Ollendorff's follow-up to A Song For You (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2021), his debut, which also featured bassist Conor Chaplin and drummer Marc Michel. The vibe is the same as on the earlier album, but there are differences in the detail. This time out, five, rather than eight, of ...

Live Review

Tom Ollendorff Trio At Magy's Farm

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Tom Ollendorff Trio Magy's Farm Dromara, N. Ireland May 11, 2023 There is no crowd like an expectant crowd. Hailed by Gilad Hekselman as “one of the world's finest guitarists," Tom Ollendorff certainly had some billing to live up to as he kicked off the Irish leg of an international tour to promote Open House (Fresh Sound Records, 2023). Just his second album, following the impressive debut A Song For You (Fresh Sound ...

Album Review

Tom Ollendorff: A Song For You

Read "A Song For You" reviewed by Chris May

They say lightning never strikes in the same place twice. But sometimes it does. When it comes to new jazz guitarists of more than average talent, London has produced two in fairly rapid succession. In spring 2020, Rob Luft released his immaculate and uplifting sophomore album, Life Is The Dancer (Edition). Exactly a year later, Tom Ollendorff is releasing A Song For You (Fresh Sounds), a debut which delivers much and promises even more. Ollendorff and Luft ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Open House

Fresh Sound New Talent





A Song For You

Fresh Sound Records


Primary Colours

From: Primary Colours
By Tom Ollendorff


From: Primary Colours
By Tom Ollendorff

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