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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...one 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
...one 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
Willing to teach
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.