Born: June 5, 1962 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
One of the most versatile contemporary saxophonists is undoubtedly Dino Govoni. Govoni learned from two tenor sax greats, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone, and furthered his studies by attending Berklee College of Music, studying with the late, great Joe Viola. Govoni hit the road right away with a variety of musical outfits, playing and/or recording with such diverse artists as Grover Washington Jr., Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart, Arturo Sandoval, Cindy Blackman, Joe Beck, Jason Miles, Prassana, Terence Trent D'Arby, Robben Ford, Tom Brechtlein, Ed Spargo, Mel Tormé, the Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, Frankie Valli, and Englebert Humperdinck, among others. Govoni has two recordings under his own name to date, “Breakin' Out”, and In the Library, both on the Whaling City Sound label. Dino has also been a side man on many sessions and recordings. Dino is currently at work on a new LIVE recording with the hopes of having it finished for the end of 2007. Keep an ear open! In addition to his performances, Govoni is currently on the faculty at Berklee College of Music (as an assistant professor of woodwinds) and lives in New York where he teaches students privately, as well.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
I've been an instructor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA for the past 12 years. I teach all levels of private instruction to saxophonists.