Featured on The Jazz Violin Podcast #19

Huge thanks to Matt Holborn for producing this unique podcast.

The new Jazz Violin Podcast is out!
We had a really nice chat about jazz, violin and more...

Matt lives in London and is an active jazz violinist who plays mainly in Gypsy jazz style. But he is also very open to different styles. We haven’t met in person yet, but I enjoyed very much having a jazz violin talk with him.

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play etc... 🎧


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If you are jazz string players or fans, subscribe to his podcast (if you haven't) and listen to many more great interviews of other jazz violinists. Each one of them is unique and great resource to find out their own approach.


A new video series "Looping Tuesday" starting today till the end of 2018!

I am excited to share with you this new video series, Looping Tuesday. 

Every Tuesday from May 1st 2018 till the rest of the year, I will be sharing a new Loop and improvisation video on YouTube.

I will be sharing some new ideas and some old ideas in new ways.

So, come see me every Tuesday on YouTube!

Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/tomokoomuravideos

"Post Bop Gypsies" released today!

I'm excited to share with you my new album "Post Bop Gypsies" today!

This album is quite different from the past projects I have released. In the past albums, "Visions" and "Roots", my focus was on the original compositions by seeking a new sound, pushing the boundaries and reaching for unknown territories. This new album is more focused on the conversation of the trio using the jazz idiom and seeking the beauty of melodic lines and intimacy.

For the contemporary jazz fans, it might be somewhat a surprise to hear me playing bebop and more familiar jazz standards, after releasing 2 contemporary jazz albums. But I also love bebop, Post-bop, contemporary, and many more and will continue to explore more.


Special thanks to Alex Goodman and George DeLancey for their beautiful playing in this album, Tom Tedesco for engineering the session, Jeremy Loucas for the mixing and mastering. Also, my husband Glenn Zaleksi for the love and the support. And Greg Osby for the encouragement, my family, my friends and YOU. Thank you for giving me the reason to create.


I hope you'll enjoy this album!


CD, casette tapes and digital download are available on:




and also,

my official web site


A New Soundcloud track by The Post Bop Gypsies

Here's a live recording of my trio, The Post Bop Gypsies, playing "Relaxin' At Camarillo" (Charlie Parker). I hope you'll enjoy!


The personnel: Alex Goodman (gt), George DeLancey (b), Yours truly (5-string violin)

At Tomi jazz, NYC in September 2016

A new solo loop video "Mark's Passion" Excerpt

A new video is up!

This time, I revisited my old composition in 2008 from my first album "Visions". The song is "Mark's Passion", dedicated to the beautiful violinist, Mark Feldman.

Hope you'll enjoy!


Excerpt from "Mark's Passion" by Tomoko Omura This is my composition back in 2008 from the album "Visions" I revisited and made a solo loop version. The song is dedicated to the violinist, Mark Feldman. Recorded and filmed 10/2/2016 Gear: Zoom A3, DigiTech Whammy, Line 6 M9, Ditto, Zoom H6 recorder, Eric Aceto pickup, Bartlett mic and Barry Dudley's 5-string violin.