John di Martino

Primary Instrument: Piano

John di Martino

John di Martino, Pianist/ Composer/ Arranger, is a Venus recording artist.

His latest CD's are “Jazz/ Mozart” and “Music Of The Night”.

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 and Paquito D'Rivera.

Mr. di Martino is a sought after musical director and has accompanied Jon Hendricks, Sylvia Symms,Diane Schurr and the late Billy Eckstine. John’s talents as arranger and pianist can be heard on recordings with Freddy Cole, Gloria Lynn and Grady Tate....
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” of the jazz scene's finest, a pianist who is just as comfortable with bop as he is with Afro-Cuban rhythms and salsa...” —K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York

“ of the most musically honest young musicians I know. John di Martino's middle name should be 'taste', for he conveys that quality whether he is in a solo or a supportive role, both in Jazz and Latin music.” —Ray Barretto

Selected Discography:

John di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio, Magical Mystery (Venus, 2009)
Giacomo Gates, Luminosity (DoubleDave, 2008)
Houston Person, The Art and Soul of Houston Person (High Note, 2008)
Gloria Lynne, From My Heart To Yours (High Note 2008)
Nicki Parrott, Moon River (High Note, 2008)
Ray Barretto and New World Spirit, Trancedance (Circular Moves, 2008)
John di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio, Music of the Night (Venus, 2007)
Houston Person, Thinking Of You (High Note, 2007)
John di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio, Jazz Mozart (Venus, 2006)
Freddy Cole, Because Of You (High Note, 2006)
Mary Foster Conklin, Blues For Breakfast (Rhombus, 2006)
John di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio, The Music of the Night (Venus, 2005)
John di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio, So In Love (Venus, 2005)
Freddy Cole, This Love Of Mine (High Note, 2005)
John di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio, The Sweetest Sound (Venus, 2004)
Sara James, Intimate Dialogs (Kilimanjaro, 2004)
Bob Kindred, Blue Moon (Venus, 2004)
Bobby Sanabria, Quarteto Ache (Zoho, 2004)
Grady Tate, All Love, Grady Tate Sings (Village, 2002)
John di Martino, Birds Of The Heart (Panda Moon, 2001)
Bobby Sanabria, Afro-Cuban Dream: Live And In Clave (Arabesque, 2000)
Ray Barretto, Portraits in Jazz and Clave (BMG, 1999)
Carlos "Patata" Valdez, Unico y Differente (Connector, 1999)
The Troubadors, Terra Mars (CAP, 1996)
Ray Vega, Ray Vega (Concord Picante, 1996)

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Union City, NJ

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

John is now a faculty member of the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts and the Brooklyn Conservatory where he is conducting workshops.

For information about the Harbor Conservatory call (212) 427-2244 (Ramon at ext. 572 or Soyla at ext. 555).

John is also accepting private students in jazz piano, theory and harmony.

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