John DiMartino Pianist Takes Quartet To India

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( — November 11, 2014) Hoboken, New Jersey — Mumbai, India


John DiMartino Jazz Pianist Brings “Quartet Of The America’s” To India


Jazz Pianist John DiMartino takes his “Quartet Of The Americas” to India for three concerts. Featuring Peter Brainin: Saxophones, Leo Traversa: Bass and Vince Cherico: Drums, DiMartino will be featuring his own compositions and selected compositions from his band. 


“The Quartet Of The Americas” will present music from North America and South America featuring the rhythms of the many cultures that encompass “The Americas”. Rhythms and melodies mostly influenced by the cultures of Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Panama, Venezuela, Argentina, Haiti and Martinique. DiMartino celebrates the musical rhythms “… from Rio de Janiero to Havanna and New Orleans to Harlem!.”


Performing on November 27th, 2014 in Pune at the Shisha Cafe, on November 28th, 2014 at the UB City Auditorium in Bangalore and on November 29th, 2014 in Mumbai at the Tata Theatre. Pianist DiMartino will also bring this trio to New York City at the Kitano Hotel on 38th street on November 19, 2014, sets at 8pm and 10pm.


DiMartino is known for his sensitive accompaniment to singers and as an impeccable arranger and producer for recordings in both the jazz and latin genres. His talents are a kaliedescope of styles, steeped in the broad traditions of Hank Jones, Nat King Cole, Herbie Hancock and Joe Zawinul.


His own recordings as a leader feature a straight ahead trio recording “Turnaround” featuring Boris Kozlov on bass and Alvin Atkinson on drums. The recording relies on standard compositions, DiMartinos fiery and romantic arrangements and the intimate setting of the trio to achieve it’s unusual creative mix of swing, funk and latin grooves.


DiMartino’s most recent recording called “Impromptu” features Warren Vache on Cornet with an eclectic mix of songs from the “Great Amercian Songbook”. 


DiMartino says this new quartet is “exciting and great to play with and write for. I am looking forward to recording a new project with my compositions after this tour.” Both Traversa and Brainin will be contributing original compositions for the tour and the music will no doubt continue to evolve and develop as they perform together.


In a recent interview DiMartino was asked what were his earliest influences, his reply: “When I was 12 years old I fell in love with Frank Zappa’s “Hot Rats”, I knew I wanted to be a musician from that point on.”  He also acknowledges Herbie Hancock as a big influence and has recently stated “Herbie is always reinventing himself and open to creative possibilities.”


When asked about any changes he would like to see in music today he states: “….. I wish musicians would respect their inner voice more, there is too much pressure to recreate the past, which is not being “authentic”.”


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Catherine Castle

White Diamond Media