What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Tommy Kay

by Doc Dosco

This week we feature Los Angeles guitarist Tommy Kay.

Tommy Kay is a very impressive guitarist. I sat and listened to him play
a bit of impromptu guitar at California Vintage Guitars in Van Nuys
California earlier today and I must say I really liked what I heard. He
plays beautifully, with great feel and tons of chops. Tommy has a CD
available, self titled 'Tommy Kay'. Do yourself a favor and buy it. It's
a gem!

Online Bio:

Named by legendary jazz great Ted Greene as one of LA's best all around
guitar players, Tommy Kay's musical history is diverse to say the least.
During a five year stint with East Coast musician Joe Beard, he backed
up numerous Soul and Blues greats including Rufus Thomas, Jimmy Dawkins,
Eddie Shaw and many others.

Tommy has toured with the multi-Grammy nominee band Roomful Of Blues,
recorded with the seminal LA roots band King Cotton, and toured and
recorded with Fleetwood Mac/Bonnie Raitt guitarist Rick Vito. Recently,
he has toured with The Blues Brothers, Sam Moore, R & B star Montell
Jordan, and done recording sessions for Tank, as well as sessions for
many modern gospel recording artists.

To his credit are numerous film soundtrack projects, including work for
Steven Segal, HBO, and independent feature films. However, it is his
debut CD that truly showcases his talent.

Tommy has also recently co-wrote the song "Arizona Sunrise" with George
Benson and producer Paul Brown, and arranged the number one smooth jazz
single "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" for George Benson's latest

Tommy's website:

Doc Dosco is a jazz guitarist, composer and audio consultant living in Los Angeles, CA. His website is located at http://www.docdosco.com, where you can find more information on the 'What's Hot with Jazz Guitar' columns, audio clips of Doc's playing, and many additional features. Doc now endorses Peerless Guitars. He also endorses the new Pignose Valve Tube Amps -- great for jazz (and anything else!)

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