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Tony Lombardo
Tony is a high school English teacher who has
been playing music in the Birmingham area for
over fifteen years.  Tony plays tenor banjo,
five string banjo, guitar and eight string lap steel
professionally.  He enjoys a variety of music including
Hawaiian, swing, bossa nova, klezmer and of course
New Orleans Jazz. Tony credits Birmingham Jazz
Legend Irvin Payne as his greatest influence.  Payne
exposed him to many of the musical styles Tony currently
plays.  He also taught Tony the importance of having
a wide repertoire, as well as proficiency on one's instrument. 
Tony claims that studying vocalists all his life has helped him
become a stronger player.  Some of his favorite singers
are Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Joni James, Louis
Armstrong and Bing Crosby.
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