John di Martino


John di Martino is a jazz pianist, arranger, and producer, based in New York City.  He has been described as a "shape-shifter", for his creativity across musical genres. John has performed and recorded with David "FatHead" Newman, Pat Martino, Houston Person, and Taj Mahal.  He has accompanied Jon Hendricks, Keely Smith, Billy Eckstine and Janis Siegel, and is also a sought-after musical director.  John's talents as arranger and pianist can be heard on recordings with Gloria Lynn and Grady Tate. John's discography includes many GRAMMY-nominated CDs, among those are: Love with Issac Delgado, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, and Live And In Clave with Bobby Sanabria. A long-time member of Ray Barretto's New World Spirit, John is a featured pianist and arranger on several of Mr. Barretto's recordings including: Portraits In Jazz And Clave (featuring James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Joe Lovano, and Steve Turre) and the GRAMMY-nominated Contact. Born in Philadelphia, PA, John studied with Lennie Tristano and Don Sebesky.