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John Pietaro

Born: June 28, 1962    Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

John Pietaro

JOHN PIETARO: vibraphone, xylophone, frame drums, drum kit, conga, bongos, glockenspiel, numerous small percussives; doubles include voice.

Founder of THE RED MICROPHONE (http://www.reverbnation.com/theredmicrophone) w/Ras Moshe, Rocco John Iacovone, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic; released its debut CD 'The Red Microphone Speaks!' in April 2013. He also directs THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA, a large improvisatory ensemble with roving line-up. Pietaro regularly performs with RAS MOSHE's various Units, KARL BERGER'S IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA, and the duet HARMOLODIC MONK (with Matt Lavelle). Frequent collaborations with Cheryl Pyle, Erika Dagnino, others. He has performed for Jazz and New Music events throughout the NYC area, sharing the stage over the years with Alan Ginsberg, Warren Smith, Amiri and Amina Baraka, Daniel Carter, Blaise Siwula, Fred Ho, Salim Washington, Ken Filiano, Jason Hwang, Matt Lavelle, Elodie Lauten, Maryanne de Prophetis, Chris Forbes, among many others. Other projects include Radio NOIR (www.reverbnation.com/radionoir), which released a 4-song EP, 'The Lost Broadcast' (2011). ...
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RECENT DISCOGRAPHY: -ERIKA DAGNINO, "Signs", SLAM Records, Oct 2013 (John Pietaro: vibes, glockenspiel, various metals and bells, chimes, snare drum, tom tom) -THE RED MICROPHONE, "The Red Microphone Speaks!", Dissident Arts Label, April 2013 (John Pietaro: vibes, glockenspiel, suspended cymbals, various metals, bells, chimes, frame drum, snare drum, tom tom, spoken word) -THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA, Youtube releases: "Metropolois, the Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Battleship Potemkin (improvised film scores performed live in concert, later synced to the film) various, New United Artists Films, 2012, 2013 (John Pietaro: vibes, drumkit, various percussion) -RADIO NOIR, "The Lost Broadcast", Dissident Arts Label, December 2011 (John Pietaro: xylophone, frame drum, percussion)

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Musser vibraphone, Musser xylophone, Tama 4-pc drumkit (jazz kit) w/K Zildjian cymbals, Musser orchestra bells, Meinl conga, Pearl bongos, multiple frame drums from 4" - 22", wind chimes, flex-a-tone, slide whistle, tambourine, temple blocks, agogo bells, shakers, various bells/jingles, lion's roar, percussion rack with cowbells, woodblocks, triangles

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