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Tony DiGregorio

Started playing guitar at age 10. Later, informal lessons with uncle, Oscar DiGregorio. Lessons Louis E. Bruno. B.A.in music from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Guitar briefly with Gene Bertoncini; Mark Diorio. Classical guitar with Dennis Cinelli; Composition, Schoenberg harmony/counterpoint, piano and solfeggio with Paul Caputo; improvisation/composition with Marty Ehrlich.

Composed/performed incidental music for experimental theater productions of The Room (composer) and The Lady Aoi (composer/performer), Journey into the Night (composer/performer) in New York* and San Francisco**. with bassist *Gerard Zanonico; with clarinetist **Robert Rossette.

CD: Was Ist Los Liebe with Mary Anne McSweeney (bass) and John Thomas (drums). Scored the Jason King film, "The Caprice" soundtrack of original music for "The Caprice" performed by Tony DiGregorio with bassist Theo Wilson and drummer John Thomas.

1985-94 with the Swing Now Trio with various special guests such as Charli Persip, Teddy Charles, Max Kaminsky, Chuck Wayne, Gene Bertoncini, Buddy Tate, Tom Harrell, Eddie Barefield, Mel Lewis, Bobby Watson and many others.

Since 1994 has worked with Laurel Watson, Hill Greene, Ken Filiano, Theo Wilson, Nicki Parrot, John Rasczka, Dave Hopkins Trio, Marco Katz, Tim Hays, and others including a performance of Terry Rielly's "In C" with The Styrenes in 2003.

Latest CD: TonyBand - Tony DiGregorio Sextet with Tim Hays, Nate Paris, Hill Green, Joe Peterson and Andy O'Neill. To purchase go to https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thetonydigregoriosextet.


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Take Five With Tony DiGregoria

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Meet Tony DiGregorio: Born Brooklyn, New York, 1958. Original member of The Swing Now Trio, 1985 - 1994. Composed and performed music for experimental theater projects in New York and San Francisco. Scored the film The Caprice (2000). CD Was ist los Liebe?, with bassist Mary Ann McSweeny and drummer John Thomas. Instrument(s):Guitar, composer. Teachers and/or influences?Teachers: Paul Caputo: composition; Marty Ehrlich: improv, composition;Guitar: Informal lessons with uncle, ...

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The Tony Digregorio Sextet releases "I Love Pancakes!"

The Tony Digregorio Sextet releases "I Love Pancakes!"

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Tony DiGregorio has just released his second CD on the Bovine Bop label entitled I Love Pancakes! The album is a study in lyricism and dissonance performed by the composer on guitar along with Tim Hays on alto, Nathan Paris on trombone, two virtuoso bassists in Hill Greene and Joe Peterson and Andy O'Neill on the drums. These artists are among the finest jazz musicians active in New York today. The recording is available at CD Baby as well as ...

CD Review: The Tony DeGregorio Sextet's "I Love Pancakes!" By Ron Hart

There is nary a genre of music that goes better with breakfast quite like jazz. Nothing makes that first meal of the day more satisfying than having it scored by the soothing sax work of Stan Getz or the plaintive piano genius of Bill Evans on a calm Sunday morning. So when Hudson Valley-by-way-of-Brooklyn guitarist Tony DiGregorio titled the latest LP from his renowned sextet I Love Pancakes!, he was perhaps not so much trying to be goofy as he was providing concrete evidence to this idea of breakfast and jazz being quintessential bedfellows.

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