John Basile was born in the Boston area and began playing in local show
bands and organ groups at an early age. He attended Berklee College of
Music and graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Moving to NYC John has performed and recorded in a wide variety of formats
both as a leader and a sideman. As an accompanist he has worked with Peggy
Lee, Sylvia Syms, Rosemary Clooney, Mark Murphy, and Tony Bennett as well
as live performances with contemporary instrumentalists George Mraz , Tom
Harrell, John Abercrombie, and Red Mitchell to name just a few.
Musically John's guitar style utilizes a finger-style technique that approaches
the guitar like a piano