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Dino Losito

Pianist/Composer/Educator, Dino Losito. was born in Elmira, NY. He comes from a very musical family, and was exposed to music at a very early age. His mother, a vocalist, was one of his first influences, along with many other family members, Dino began formal lessons on piano at the age of 4. Along with piano, he also studied flute and percussion. Though classical music was the study at the time for him, jazz was always present in the home, and it was obvious this music would be his pursuit. By the time Dino was eighteen years old, he was already working professionally. Dino went on to further his studies at William Paterson University

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You're It!

Label: Cellar Live
Released: 2020
Track listing: You're It; These Foolish Things; Blondie's Waltz; What A Difference A Day Makes; I'll Let You Know; For Heavens Sake; Afternoon In Paris; You've Changed; Fried Pies.

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Mike Melito/Dino Losito Quartet: You're It!

Read "You're It!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The album cover says “Mike Melito / Dino Losito Quartet." What it does not say is that drummer Melito and pianist Losito have at their beck-and-call an awesome secret weapon, Philadelphia-based tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna, a phenom from the Lester Young school of elegant swinging whose voice on the horn is as debonair and persuasive as ...

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The Mike Melito / Dino Losito Quartet: You're It!

Read "You're It!" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Moderation is a virtue which pervades You're It!, a date co-led by drummer Mike Melito and pianist Dino Losito. It is a pleasure--and a relief—to hear a bop-influenced recording in which jazzmen (three in their middle years and one octogenarian) transcend influences and forge their own standards of performance. The record is impressive in part because ...

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The Mike Melito/Dino Losito Quartet: You're It!

Read "You're It!" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


The bold-face names on this release are drummer Mike Melito and pianist Dino Losito. However, the name of the performer treasure is buried in quasi-mice type on the bottom of the front cover, and that is tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna. He is the difference maker. The two principals are from upstate New York and ...

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Nancy Kelly: B That Way

Read "B That Way" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Vocalist Nancy Kelly is one of those artists one can always count on for producing muscular and assertive jazz. On B That Way, Kelly is supported by an organ-guitar trio featuring tenor saxophone. Such a format affords an expanse of sound from the intimacy of a piano trio to the full-throated roar of a big band. ...

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Mike Melito: The Right Time

Read "The Right Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


When the word “predictable" shows up in music reviews, it's often wrongly viewed as the kiss of death. Somewhere along the way, “defying expectations" or “charting new territory" have become the quickest way to gain recognition, but the tried-and-true shouldn't be sold short. On The Right Time, veteran drummer Mike Melito and his band deliver a ...

Album

Like That

Label: Bass On Top Music
Released: 2002
Track listing: Happy Times, There It Is, Skylark, Our Delight, Soul Eyes, Like That, When You Wish Upon A Star, I'll Close My Eyes, Stars Fell On Alabama

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Dino Losito: Dino Losito (Like That)

Read "Dino Losito (Like That)" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The selection of tunes on this disc were the portent of very hip things to come. This fine trio has woven a tapestry of jazz that swings tastefully, like a porch glider on a summers day, (with a song like “Skylark") And then taking off into orbit on a tune like “Our Delight" the next. Dino ...


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