Guitarist Tony Romano has been a visible part of the New York City music scene for over twenty years, adding music director, arranger and teacher to his repertoire.
With an extensive range of playing genre, Tony has toured worldwide, performed and recorded with many notable Jazz, Latin, Pop, and Broadway artists, including Randy Brecker, Joe Locke, Joe Bataan, Dave Valentin, Candido Camero, Chembo Corniel, Yomo Toro, Joel Frahm, Thomas Chapin, Brit Woodman, Santi DeBriano, Paul Bollenback, Stanley Jordan, Debbie Gibson, Kat Gang, Phil Palombi, Cleve Douglass, Lenny Sendersky, Alex Gemignani and Chuck Cooper.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him perform solo and with many musicians and artists. Including The Americas Project – Tony Romano and Kelsey Jillette’s percussion-based quartet performing beautiful genre-melding North and South American folk music. Wednesdays are Jazz Nights with the Kat Gang Jazz Band (Kat Gang, Phil Palombi, Jay Sawyer and Tony Romano) delivering Jazz, Bebop, Swing, Scat, Folk, Funk, and Mainstream Jazz at The Plaza’s Rose Lounge.
In August of 2017, Tony released his CD: Dance For One – solo compositions that he wrote between 2008 and 2011. Take a moment and listen. Each individual track is clever, emotive and unique. Each piece stands on its own, telling a story of its own. My personal favorite, the title track, Dance For One, is beautiful and bittersweet. For me personally, when Tony plays, I feel his wide range of emotion and energy. He serenades a room through every guitar chord and note, lighting up the room with heart and soul. I encourage you to go see this brilliant guitarist.