About

Skip lives in Portland Oregon but also spends time in Newport on the Oregon Coast.  You can contact me at skip@avedore.com.  

My style shades toward soft finger-style Latin Jazz and Blues played on various ‘personalities’ of nylon acoustic and electric guitars and an assortment of tone enriching pedals.  My material is a blend of originals and covers, though mostly originals and I can perform all original work to be ‘BMI-respectful’.  

My favorite venue for performing shades toward a low-key cafe or lounge setting where music is appreciated for it’s ability to give conversations a stimulating ambient context, and at low volume.  In this setting I like to think of the musician as a ‘vibe butler’, that is, someone who is in the background but attendant to the overall atmosphere.  I often play solo where I use a ‘Looper’ to lay down multiple parts of a composition that I then play over.   When the situation calls for a bigger presence I have friends join me to perform as a duet or trio.

A few instrumental samples are in the ‘Music’ link.   I hope you enjoy.