John Di Martino
John Di Martino is a composer, arranger, jazz pianist, producer and educator, based in New York City. He is described as a "shape-shifter", for his creativity across musical genres.
John composed the music for the documentary series: “A Glimpse Of Paradise" aired on Europe’s Arte Channel. Mr. Di Martino’s latest CD prior to "Mazel" is the 2020 release: “Passion Flower” (the music of Billy Strayhorn), featuring Raul Midón, Eric Alexander, Boris Kozlov, and Lewis Nash.
John has recorded numerous CD's on the High Note and Venus Records (Japan) labels as a leader, and with Freddy Cole, Gloria Lynn, 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 in 1959, John studied with Jimmy Amadie, Lennie Tristano and Don Sebesky.