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Peter O'Mara

Born in Sydney, Australia in 1957. Early Studies at Academy of the Guitar under George Golla, Sydney Conservatorium as well as jazz clinics under Aebersold, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, John Scofield & Hal Galper. Professional work around Australia 1976-81. Prizewinner for Jazz Composition 1980 & 1982, awarded by the NSW Jazz Action Society. First record album "Peter O´Mara" released 1980, receiving widespread critical acclaim. Awarded the "Don Banks Memorial Fellowship" for overseas study. 1981 studies in New York under Liebman, Scofield, Roland Hanna, Jimmy Raney & Attila Zoller. Moved to Munich, Germany in late 1981 and has since worked with many musicians on the European Jazz scene including..

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Carlo Mombelli: Angels and Demons

Read "Carlo Mombelli: Angels and Demons" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

One of music's criminally underrated geniuses, South African electric bassist and composer Carlo Mombelli has carved out a most extraordinary performing and writing career in music. Throughout his four decades as a performer, Mombelli has forged one of the most distinctive electric bass approaches in Jazz, established himself as South Africa's most exceptional composer, and has ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Jan Zehrfeld: Heavy Jazz

Read "Jan Zehrfeld: Heavy Jazz" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

The German group Panzerballett may have a metal edge on much of their music, but there's no mistaking that by any rational judgment this is also a definitive jazz band. Fans can always count on unpredictably adventuresome twists to the standard form on classics like “Birdland" or “Take Five" amidst inspired originals. Much of ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Igor Bezget

Read "Take Five With Igor Bezget" reviewed by igor bezget

Meet Igor Bezget: Igot Bezget is one of the most influential guitarist, composers, and musicians in his field. Born in Maribor, Slovenia, Bezget started to play guitar in his late teenage years as a self- taught musician in rock bands. Later on, through listening to Miles Davis records he became interested in jazz and studied ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Burghausen Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Burghausen Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

Burghausen Jazz Festival Burghausen, Germany March 12-17, 2013 Located almost exactly halfway along the border of the province of Bavaria (located in Germany's southeast) and Austria, the town of Burghausen might seem an odd place for a jazz festival, especially one now celebrating its 44th year. But this town of just 18,000 people, ...

My Time

Label: Marangani Records
Released: 2012

ARTICLE: FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Peter O'Mara: My Time

Read "Peter O'Mara: My Time" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Australian guitarist Peter O'Mara is a thirty year veteran of the German jazz scene, and given his association with Klaus Doldinger's Passport that spans two decades, I was curious what direction his solo album My Time (Marangani Records, 2012) would take. By Alan Bryson Tasteful restraint, a mellow after hours sound that ...

Five Forces

Label: Free Elephant
Released: 1989

O'Mara•Darling•Elgart

Label: FMP
Released: 1988


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