“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
Acclaimed jazz pianist John di Martino brings his quartet to Zinc to celebrate the music of composer Billy Strayhorn on Tuesday, October 25. He’s supported by tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, bassist Kenny Davis, and drummer Carmen Intorre.
John di Martino is a composer, arranger, jazz pianist, and producer, based in New York City.
John composed the music for the documentary series, “A Glimpse Of Paradise” which aired on Europe’s Arte Channel. John has two new CDs to be released in 2020: “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.
Mr. Di Martino has recorded numerous CDs on the High Note and Venus Records (Japan) Labels as a leader, and with Freddy Cole, Gloria Lynne, 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).
Born in Philadelphia, Pa, John studied with Don Sebesky and Lennie Tristano.
Showtimes are at 7:00 PM and 8:30 pm. Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show. For more info, visit http://zincjazzcom.