John di Martino is a New York area based pianist, composer, arranger and Venus recording artist. He is a sought after musical director and is in demand by many singers as an accompanist, having accompanied such singers as Jon Hendricks
, Sylvia Sims, Diane Schuur
and Billy Eckstine
. His talents as a pianist and arranger can be heard on recordings with Freddy Cole
, Gloria Lynne
and Grady Tate
. Noted for his versatility, di Martino has also performed and recorded with such notables as Kenny Burrell
, James Moody
, Joe Lovano
, the late David "Fathead" Newman
, Pat Martino
, Paquito D'Rivera
and Houston Person
AAJ contributor Marcia Hillman spoke with di Martino about his background, Studying with Lennie Tristano, and the importance of the lyric when interpreting a song - whether or not it's a vocal interpretation.
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