— excerpt from his website bio:
John di Martino, Composer, Arranger, Pianist, has recorded many CD's for Venus Records with his "Romantic Jazz Trio" Noted for his versatility, John has performed and recorded with such notables as Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Joe Lovano, David "Fat Head" Newman, Pat Martino, Paquito D'Rivera and Houston Person.
Mr. di Martino is a sought after musical director and has accompanied Jon Hendricks, Diane Schurr, Kelly Smith and Billy Eckstine. John's talents as arranger and pianist can be heard on recordings with Vocalists: Gloria Lynn, Grady Tate and R & B artists Joe Thomas and Chico DeBarge. Among John's latest recordings: "Love" ( Sony Masterworks ) with Cuban singer, Issac Delgado and "Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B" ( High Note Records ) have received Grammy nominations!
John di Martino was a long time member of the Ray Barretto's "New World Spirit", he is a featured pianist and arranger on several recordings including the grammy nominated, CD "Contact" ( Blue Note Records).
Born in Philadelphia, John was a student of Lennie Tristano and Don Sebesky. Mr. di Martino has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Peoples Republic of China.