Tony has been a jazz guitar instructor and ensemble director at Wesleyan University Music faculty since 1986. Has participated and conducted numerous jazz clinics including being on the advisory board of Backcountry Jazz since 2009 and has also participated in master classes at Yale University, Berklee School of Music, New York University.
Tony Lombardozzi has been active on the Jazz scene since the 1970’s. He has performed extensively with some of the legends of jazz such as: Clark Terry, John Di Martino, Frank Wes, Gerry Niewood,Billy Drummond, Jerry Dodgion, Ernie Wilkins, Les Paul, Ignacio Berroa, Bill Barron, Kenny Barron, Ed Blackwell, Jay Hoggard, Greg Bandy, Rufus Reed, Ray Drummond, Lynn Christy, John Lockwood, Tom (Bones) Malone, James Newton, Jimmy Green, Bernard Purdie, Christian Sands, Jane Ira Bloom, Bill Watrous, Yoron Israel, Avery Sharp, Don Friedman, Regina Carter, Steve Johns, Alvester Garnett, Joe Puma, Sal Salvador, Nat Reeves, Jerry Weldon, Mike Mossman, Victor Lewis, Bennie Wallace, Keith Copland, Peter Washington, Terell Stafford, Joe Magnarelli, Herlin Riley, Art Barron, John D’earth, Giacomo Gates, Carla Cook, Godwin Lewis, Catherine Russell, Donald Vega, Charenee Wade, David Wong, Alicia Olatuja, Avery Sharpe, Marco Panancia, Wayne Escoffery, Ron McClure, Jason Jackson, Rosena M. Hill Jackson, Richie Cole, Grady Tate, Bob Kindred, Lonnie Plaxico, Malou Beauvoir, Alvester Garnett.
Blue Note (New York City) Lincoln Center Jazz / Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club, Smoke, Scullers Jazz Club (Boston Ma.), Detroit Jazz Festival, Sadona Jazz on the Rocks Festival, Lake George Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival at Avery Point, Syracuse Jazz Festival, Yale University, Eastman School of Music, Syracuse University, Wesleyan University, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Berklee School of Music