Dominic Ashworth

Jazz Guitar

Dominic was born in Hamiliton, Ontario Canada. He studied guitar at the University of Toronto, Canada with Eli Kassner and performed in the University Big Band directed by Phil Nimmons. Graduating in 1982, he performed at the Havana Guitar Festival Cuba, and studied under scholarship in Spain.

He settled in the UK concentrating on writing original music including music for a version of Carmen performed at the Newcastle Playhouse. He cofounded the group AH UM, which was a regular performer at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals.

Dominic has toured and recorded with Carol Kidd, Michael Garrick, Julian Marc Stringle and Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen with George Melly and recently Paul Jones.

He recorded a CD "Portraits" with his acoustic trio in 2004 for Chugnut records and a CD entitled "Between Ourselves" for MCS records in 2005.

In 2006 he was awarded the Jazz Guitarist of the year at the Birmingham Jazz awards. Heís now based in Greenwich with his wife and two daughters.

He teaches guitar at Trinity College of Music. In his spare time Dominic likes nuthin better than going huntin' and fishin' (No sorry thatís not true)

His musical inspiration includes J.S. Bach, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Paco de Lucia and George Benson

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