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John di Martino

John di Martino is a composer, arranger, jazz pianist, producer and educator, based in New York City.  He is described as a “shape-shifter”, for his creativity across musical genres.  
 John composed the music for the documentary series: “A Glimpse Of Paradise”   ( Prospera Medienproduktion ) aired on Europe’s Arte Channel, and music for the video games: ”Batman: The Telltale Series” Mr. Di Martino latest CD’s are: “Passion Flower” ( the music of Billy Strayhorn ), Featuring Raul Midon, Eric Alexander, Boris Kozlov,and Lewis Nash,  and: “Mazel” ( Yiddish Songs, re-imagined ), with Janis Siegel and Cantor Daniel Krammer. https://mazelthealbum.com/

John has recorded numerous CDs on the High Note and Venus Records (Japan) labels as a leader, and with Freddy Cole, Gloria Lynn, Houston Person, and Nicki Parrott. 

John’s discography includes Grammy-nominated CD’S: ”Love” ( Issac Delgado ), ”Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B” and ”Live And In Clave” ( Bobby Sanabria ). 

John di Martino was a long time member of Ray Barretto's  “New World Spirit”,  He is a featured arranger and pianist on many of Ray Barretto's recordings including the grammy-nominated, CD: ”Contact”  and ”Portraits In Jazz And Clave” ( featuring James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Joe Lovano, Steve Turre, and Eddie Gomez ). 

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”John”s soul and being come straight through to his music,
the jazz world needs him! “
- Sheila Jordan ( NEA Jazz Master )



”John di Martino's middle name should be 'taste', 
for he conveys that quality in both solo and supportive roles,
in jazz as well as latin music!”
- Ray Barretto ( NEA Jazz Master )



John di Martino is one of my absolute personal favorite pianists of today. 
I hope that the general public can have more opportunities to savor his music, 
his music is an honest outpouring of light.
- Benny Green ( Jazz Pianist )


Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

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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Albums

Passion Flower: The...

Sunnyside Records
2020

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Listztomania~List Jazz

Challenge Jazz
2012

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Chopin Jazz

Challenge Jazz
2012

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Magical Mystery

Venus Records
2009

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So In Love

Venus Records
2005

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