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Diego Maroto

Diego Maroto was born in Mexico City  on May 9th of 1968. In 1985 he started to take private lessons to play the saxophone from teachers Larry Roussell and Alfonso Martínez. From 1987 to 1988 he studied art history at the Universidad Iberoamericana. In 1988 he joined the jazz worksop at the Escuela Superior de Música (INBA), where he was taught improvisation, arrangement and composition by Francisco Tellez. He then continued with private lessons from Danny Matusack (New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass.) and from Darryl Winsman (A well known sax player from the california scene). From 1990 to 1992 he studied with Cristobal López in his improvisation workshop

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DIEGO MAROTO IN NEW YORK (Richard Blondet 22-Nov-04)

Todd Barkan was doing his impression of Linda Blair in the “Exorcist” as his head was spinning out of control at the way these cats just Jazz waltz'd their way into Dizzy's Club Coca Cola and blew EVERYONE away with their musical interpretation of Jazz music.

Last night was the 5th installment of a week long series that began on Tuesday @ Dizzy's which played host to the MEXICO NOW festival that was taking place in New York for the past 2 weeks which have featured events all over the city. At Dizzy's, New York audiences were treated to a double bill of drummer/composer Antonio Sanchez and his various groups (Trio, Quartet & Quintet) and the New York City debut of DIEGO MAROTO and his Sextet.

I was expecting perhaps a battle of the bands between Antonio Sanchez group whom last night featured Ben Street (bass), Adam Rogers (guitar) and Donny McCaslin (sax) versus Diego's sextet

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