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Koh Mr. Saxman and John di Martino Duo

Koh Mr. Saxman and John di Martino Duo

April 11, 2019

Thursday 4/11

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm

Birdland

New York, NY

$30.00

Koh Mr. Saxman and John di Martino Duo
Koh became a professional musician at 15 years old. He started playing saxophone at hotels, restaurants and pubs in Thailand. Soon after he formed a band called “Boy Thai” which had the first Thai-Jazz Mix Studio album with Aumporn Jakkapark’s supports.
Koh had been invited to perform with many Thai famous bands such as the Jazz Infinity, and T-Bone before forming his own band. He then released his solo album called “Mr. Saxman” in 2002.

“Mr. Saxman” (2002) is affiliated with the biggest record label in Thailand, “GMM Grammy (Giraffe Records)”.
This album was supported by many musicians and producers such as Dee Niiphong Honark, Chai Somchai, Khamlertsakul and Seefa.

Other recordings include but are not limited to “Sax
Appeal” (2003) and “Sax is all around” (2006) with GMM Grammy.

Koh also recorded an album with Jeremy Monteiro, which was an International Trio Recording in L.A. (USA) called “The
Other Side of Koh” (2004)

In 2008, Koh played a role of businessperson by owning the first Jazz Music Company in Thailand called
“Mellow Tone Records”.
He worked with his producer Nueng Natthawut (Mr. Drummer) who also produced “The Sound of Saxman” on behalf of “Mellow Tone Records”.

This album featured musicians around the world: Darren Rahn, Mel Brown, Frank Selman and was recorded in Denver, Colorado.

In 2010, Koh was with a new company label called “Chillin’ Groove Records” (CGR) to record his 6th studio
album “Happy Moment”. He once again appointed himself as the director role and his purpose is to
to release chilling music to his target audiences.




John di Martino is a jazz pianist, arranger and producer,
based in New York City. He has been described as a "shape-shifter", for his creativity across musical genres.

John has performed and recorded  with David "Fat Head" Newman, 
Pat Martino, Houston Person and Taj Mahal. 
Mr. di Martino is a  sought after musical director.
He has accompanied Jon Hendricks, Keely Smith, Billy Eckstine
and Janis Siegel.
John's talents as arranger and pianist, can be heard on recordings with Gloria Lynn, and Grady Tate.
John's discography includes many Grammy nominated cd's, among those are: "Love" with Issac Delgado, "Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B",
and "Live And In Clave" with Bobby Sanabria.

John di Martino was a long time member of Ray Barretto's
"New World Spirit",
Mr di Martino is a featured pianist and arranger on many of Ray Barretto's recordings including:
"Portraits In Jazz And Clave"
( featuring James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Joe Lovano and Steve Turre ) and the Grammy nominated, CD: "Contact".

Born in Philadelphia, Pa;
John studied with Lennie Tristano and Don Sebesky.   

"John"s soul and being come straight through to his music,
the jazz world needs him! "
- Sheila Jordan ( NEA Jazz Master )

John Di Martino is one of my absolute personal favorite pianists of today. His music is an honest outpouring of light.
- Benny Green ( Jazz Pianist )

"John di Martino's middle name should be 'taste',
for he conveys that quality in both solo and supportive roles,
in jazz as well as latin music!"
- Ray Barretto ( NEA Jazz Master )