John di Martino is a composer, arranger, jazz pianist producer and educator, based in New York City.
John composed the music for the documentary series: â€œA Glimpse Of Paradise" aired on Europeâ€™s Arte Channel.
Mr. Di Martino has two new CDâ€™s to be released in 2020:
â€œPassion Flowerâ€ ( the music of Billy Strayhorn ), Featuring Raul Midon, Eric Alexander, Boris Kozlov, and Lewis Nash, and â€œMazelâ€ ( Yiddish Songs, re-imagined ) with Janis Siegel.
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.
Johnâ€™s discography includes Grammy-nominated CDâ€™S: â€Love" ( Issac Delgado ), "Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B" and "Live And In Clave" ( Bobby Sanabria ). in Philadelphia, Pa, John studied with Don Sebesky and Lennie Tristano.
"John's soul and being come straight through to his music, the jazz world needs him! "
- Sheila Jordan ( NEA Jazz Master )
â€œA Glimpse Of Paradise" aired on Europeâ€™s Arte Channel.
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 ). John Di Martino is one of my absolute personal favorite pianists of today. His music is an honest outpouring of light! "
- Benny Green ( Jazz Pianist )
"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 )