JOHN PIETARO: spoken word artist and percussionist - drum kit, conga, bongos, glockenspiel, frame
drums, vibraphone, numerous small percussives; doubles include vocals, guitar.
-THE RED MICROPHONE free jazz/poetry quartet with John Pietaro (poetry/percussion), Ras Moshe
(reeds, flute), Rocco John Iacovone (reeds), Laurie Towers (electric bass).
CDs: 'Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone' (ESP-Disk 2017); 'The Red Microphone Speaks!'
(Dissident Arts 2013); "Brecht Breakdown" on IFAR Compilation "The Beat Sounds from Way Out"
(IFAR, UK, 2012)
-FLAMES OF DISCONTENT post-punk/neo-Beat duo with John Pietaro (poetry/electric
guitar/vocals/percussion) and Laurie Towers (electric bass)
-THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA, a large improvisatory ensemble with a roving line-up
performing silent film scores often synced by New Allied Artists Studio, UK.
Pietaro has often performed with RAS MOSHE's various ensembles and was a member of KARL
BERGER'S IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA over its first six years (performances at the original Stone, the
Jazz Gallery, El Taller)