Image of Esmond Selwyn playing jazz guitar
Image of Esmond Selwyn playing jazz guitar


“Happy Birthday Esmond. You are one of the greatest guitarists on the planet.”

John Montgomery Carson. (Nephew of Wes Montgomery)

Esmond, you are such a superlative musician who has an organic musical style with effortless abilities.

A great player. Hope to work with you again soon".

Toni Kofi.

Welcome to the home of world renowned jazz guitarist and jazz guitar instructor, Esmond Selwyn.


Esmond Selwyn has been acknowledged as one of the world's great jazz guitarists and jazz guitar instructors ever since his entry in 1995 into the highly prestigious and much coveted work by Ivor Mairants, 'The Great Jazz Guitarists'. Ivor wrote "...Esmond has, in my opinion, a fingerboard technique second to none…”

See a review of Esmond's new album on the review page HERE

"...Esmond Selwyn sprinkling magic over a gossamer reading of Stardust".


John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald
"The Way I Play" (Siam 2107) and the compilation album "We Like Ike" (Tr 1)
"Great to work with such a virtuoso as your good self. Your stunning, masterful playing needs to be fully appreciated by a much wider audience, especially here in Australia where we tend to miss out on a lot of fantastic players such as you. Marvelous playing mate and it's an honor to be be associated with such a great talent as you..."
Geoff Klute
Doubke Bass/Melbourne, Australia

"I concur. I saw Esmond Selwyn perform here in Perth, Western

Australia to an audience of primarily young guitarists who were

considerably younger than himself and you could tell just by the look

on their faces that they were absolutely mesmerized by his swift and

creative style of playing."

Richard Saunders
Perth Australia

......I'll also recommend a guitarist from England, who is still playing.

If you have never listened to Esmond Selwyn I would suggest you

give him a listen. - beautiful single lines and his chord playing is

stunning. If you have an interest in contemporary jazz guitar check

out Esmond, sadly he's often overlooked. Your ears will thank you....

Student Richard Burford
"It is very inspiring to know one of the great legends of jazz guitar is here to guide us, it’s amazing the depth of knowledge and taste of his playing. Esmond Selwyn is a true guitar hero."
Peter Montgomery
Jazz Guitarist/Tokyo, Japan

“It’s time we wakened up to his genius...”

Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings

"I played Esmond Selwyn's Over The Rainbow at a family occasion last month. It was the most popular piece, more than Debussy, Chopin and Bechet. Lovely.

Mark Gilbert, Editor, Jazz Journal.

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