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John di Martino

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John di Martino is a composer, arranger, jazz pianist, producer and educator, based in New York City.  He is described as a "shape-shifter", for his creativity across musical genres.  
 John composed the music for the documentary series: “A Glimpse Of Paradise"   ( Prospera Medienproduktion ) aired on Europe’s Arte Channel, and music for the video games: "Batman: The Telltale Series" Mr. Di Martino latest CD’s are: “Passion Flower” ( the music of Billy Strayhorn ), Featuring Raul Midon, Eric Alexander, Boris Kozlov,and Lewis Nash,  and: “Mazel” ( Yiddish Songs, re-imagined ), with Janis Siegel and Cantor Daniel Krammer

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More

Read "New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Dan Perantoni, Idit Shner and the Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo with birthday shoutouts to Doris Day (100!), Pearl Bailey, Amina Claudine Myers, Alberta Hunter, Rachel Therrien, Tessa Souter, Meredith d'Ambrosio and Norah Jones, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during ...

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Requinte Trio - The Northern Sea

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Northern Sea.

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News: Recording

Requinte Trio 'The Northern Sea' With Janis Siegel, John Di Martino & Nanny Assis!

Requinte Trio 'The Northern Sea' With Janis Siegel, John Di Martino & Nanny Assis!

A pianist from jny: Philadelphia, a singer from Brooklyn and a percussionist from Bahia walk into a bar... Fingers, voices and rhythm. A lingering sweetness on your lips from the night before, and a quick inhale the morning after. The richness and passion of The Northern Sea. Pianist/arranger John di Martino hails from the City Of ...

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Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Johnny Come Lately; Lush Life; Rain Check; Star-Crossed Lovers (Pretty Girl); Isfahan (Elf); Chelsea Bridge; Daydream; Passion Flower; U.M.M.G.; Blood Count; Take The A Train; A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing; Absinthe (Lament For An Orchid); Lotus Blossom.

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Article: Album Review

John DiMartino: Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Read "Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


Pianist/composer/arranger/producer John DiMartino is a first-call veteran of the New York City jazz scene. This multi-recorded artist has long been a favorite of singers for his gigantic ears and intuitive, uncluttered playing—rare gifts which also enhance any instrumentalist he accompanies or arranges. All of these talents inform DiMartino's splendid Billy Strayhorn tribute, Passion Flower, where he ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Composer Tributes: Strayhorn, Shorter, Monk and Sam Jones

Read "Composer Tributes: Strayhorn, Shorter, Monk and Sam Jones" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


There always seem to be albums coming out that pay tribute to accomplished jazz composers. Here are some newer ones, three on very familiar names and one on an often overlooked musician. John Di Martino Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn Sunnyside Records 2020 Pianist John ...

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Article: Album Review

John di Martino: Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Read "Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Composer / arranger Billy Strayhorn was barely twenty-three years old when he first met bandleader Duke Ellington, an encounter that would lead to a collaboration that lasted more than half of Strayhorn's life. During that time, Strayhorn wrote some of the Ellington orchestra's most acclaimed and enduring songs including “Lotus Blossom," “Chelsea Bridge," “Isfahan" and, most ...

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Article: Album Review

John Di Martino: Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Read "Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


When esophageal cancer took Billy Strayhorn's life in 1967, his work and legacy rested squarely in the shadow of Duke Ellington's world. More than half a century later, though the two figures remain inextricably linked, Strayhorn's genius has moved past the penumbra of his legendary collaborator and employer, occupying its own clear place in the jazz ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Vocalist Nancy Kelly's Remembering Mark Murphy CD Release Performance At Birdland Theater On July 4-5-6

Vocalist Nancy Kelly's Remembering Mark Murphy CD Release Performance At Birdland Theater On July 4-5-6

Nancy Kelly: Remembering Mark Murphy CD Release Performance at Birdland Theater July 4-5-6 with John Di Martino & Friends Climbing the Jazz Week Charts International Airplay Birdland Theater 7pm- Doors Open at 5:30pm 315 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036 $20-$30 ...


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