Guitarists Gather to Celebrate Joe Diorio’s 75th Birthday

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in News | No Comments

Some of jazz’s finest guitarists gathered last week to salute acclaimed guitarist Joe Diorio on his 75th birthday at New York’s famed Birdland Jazz Club.

The salute, organized by Charles Carlini, featured legendary guitarist Pat Martino, Adam Rogers, Vic Juris, Paul Bollenback, Gil Parris, Ron Affif, and David Becker among others.

Composer and guitarist Joe Diorio has been called “one of the most mature and uncompromising new plectrists to work the room since Joe Pass” by Leonard Feather and an “undervalued virtuoso” by Rolling Stone. With over 50 years experience as a performer and recording artist, Diorio has worked with such jazz luminaries as Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris, Stan Getz, Horace Silver and Freddie Hubbard. He is featured on over 20 albums as both a leader and sideman with musicians such as Steve Bagby, Harvie Swartz, Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris, Benny Green, Horace Silver, Anita O’Day, and Gijs Hendriks. He has toured and performed in jazz festivals throughout the U.S., Holland, Belgium, Italy and Argentina among others. More…

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