EPK - TONY DESMARTEAU
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Close your eyes and you won't believe your ears!
That can't be only one guitarist...well, it is!
Drawing upon influences of guitar greats such as CHET ATKINS,
DJANGO REINHARDT, BARNEY KESSEL, and LENNY BREAU (dozens of Lenny's
impromptu "lessons"!), and also the piano styles of ART TATUM,
ERROLL GARNER, and OSCAR PETERSON, Tony has developed a driving,
rhythmic, and melodic style, combined with a good helping of
improvisational flair, that will knock your socks off!
Not only a solo act, Tony has also worked with/for:
THE SWING CATS
MAGGI MAY ROBINSON
THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA
C.B.C.(RADIO and TELEVISION)
THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
THE WYRD SISTERS
THE WELFARE STARLETS/STRANGE ANGELS
Based in Toronto, Tony also teaches guitar/music.
Players from as widely varying backgrounds as
HEATHER BISHOP and KURT SCHEFTER (ALANNAH MYLES),
search him out for insight and inspiration!
He has also played across Canada through the
ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS program with Gerald LaRoche.