Jorge Dalto was an Argentine-born jazz pianist whose
version of ''This Masquerade'' with the guitarist George
Benson won a Grammy Award in 1976, he was the pianist
arranger on Benson’s mega album “Breezin.’” Dalto was
one of the principal keyboardists in the fusion movement of
Jorge Dalto was born July 7, 1948, in Jorge Perez,
Argentina. He studied piano in his home country and came
to the United States in 1969. In 1973, he settled in New
York, playing with Latin jazz groups such as Tito Puente's
and the Machito Orchestra. He was the featured pianist on
Dizzy Gillespie’s “Afro-Cuban Moods,” in 1975.
Shortly afterward, he became a member of his fellow
countryman Gato Barbieri's group, and got involved in the
mid-1970's fusion movement, which mixed jazz and rock.
He appeared on albums of the period with artists as; Flora
Purim, Spyro Gyra, Paquito D’ Rivera, Djaban, Eddie
Daniels, Carmen McRae, Rubén Blades among others.
During the ‘80’s he was the leader of the InterAmerican
Band which featured his wife Adela on vocals