Live Bands

Christopher Woitach is a jazz guitarist and composer living in Portland, Oregon. He performs a wide range of jazz styles, from Dixieland to Free jazz, Ragtime to Bebop. His compositions reflect his diverse musical tastes and abilities, and combine the intricicies of Baroque counterpoint with the freedom of modern jazz.

Christopher Woitach has played with many nationally and internationally known artists, including Bernadette Peters, Rich Little, Hank Roberts, Bob Mover, Tony Monaco, Mel Brown, and John Stowell. He regularly performs throughout the Pacific Northwest, and at jazz festivals in the U.S. and Canada.He plays with several groups in the Portland area, some of whom can be found here.

Woitach’s recordings have been played on broadcast and internet radio stations across the globe. They have received excellent reviews from such respected jazz publications as Jazz Improv and Cadence, and internet sites including and

Christopher Woitach studied jazz guitar with Chad MacLoughlin and Steve Brown in Ithaca, NY, and Jim Hall in New York, NY. He studied counterpoint with David Borden and composition with Robert Keefe in Ithaca, NY. He is an adjunct professor of jazz guitar at Western Oregon University.


Solo guitar clips - (*live in Silverton)

*Time After Time
*But Beautiful

Stephanie Porter and Christopher Woitach (guitar and vocal duo, available with bass, drums, and horns)

Lover Man
Exactly Like You
300 DPI Hi-res Photo (Keith Buckley, photographer) Promo Kit PDF file (179 kb)

John Moak and Christopher Woitach - (trombone and guitar duo, available with bass and drums)

Larry Holloway and Christopher Woitach (Bass and guitar duo, available with drums, horns, and vocals)

Rick Homer and Christopher Woitach (trumpet/voice and guitar duo, available with bass and drums)

Cherie Amour

Lady Be Good

Danny Boy


Jane Street
Everything happens to me
Lush Life
Route 66
Can't We Be Friends

Lance Buller with Woitach, Holloway, MacDonough (quartet)