John di Martino
- composer, arranger, pianist
John di Martino, Composer, Arranger, Pianist,
has recorded many CD's for Venus Records
with his "Romantic Jazz Trio"
Noted for his versatility, John has performed
and recorded with such notables
as Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Joe Lovano,
David "Fat Head" Newman,
Pat Martino, Paquito D'Rivera and Houston Person.
Mr. di Martino is a sought after musical director
and has accompanied Jon Hendricks,
Diane Schurr, Kelly Smith and Billy Eckstine.
John's talents as arranger and
pianist can be heard on recordings with
Vocalists: Gloria Lynn, Grady Tate and
R & B artists Joe Thomas and
Chico DeBarge. Among John's latest recordings:
"Love" ( Sony Masterworks )
with Cuban singer, Issac Delgado
and "Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B" ( High Note Records )
have received Grammy nominations!
John di Martino was a long time
member of the Ray Barretto's
"New World Spirit",
he is a featured pianist and arranger
on several recordings including the
grammy nominated, CD "Contact"
( Blue Note Records).
Born in Philadelphia, John
was a student of Lennie Tristano
and Don Sebesky. Mr. di Martino
has performed everywhere from
Carnegie Hall to the Peoples Republic of China.