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John di Martino

Noted for his versatility, John has performed and recorded with such notables as Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Joe Lovano, David “Fathead” 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.

John was a long time member of the late Ray Barretto’s “New World Spirit”, he is a featured pianist and arranger on several recordings including the grammy nominated CD “Contact”.

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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

“John di Martino is fast emerging as one of the major pianist-musical directors around town” —Will Friedwald

“John di Martino is a melodic and harmonic magician who birings a large helping of unique wonderfulness to a musical journey” —Todd Barkan

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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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Aug7Sun Sinatra At 100
Otesaga Resort Hotel
Cooperstown, NY
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