ATLANTIC CITY — Ono Chinese Bistro at the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel recently started a Sunday night jazz series from 6-10pm, and this Sunday, June 17, the featured guest will be famed New York City composer, arranger and pianist John Di Martino. Joining him on stage will be another noted NYC musician, two-time Grammy award-winning electric and acoustic bassist/arranger/composer Boris Kozlov.
Noted for his versatility, Di Martino has performed and recorded with such notables as Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Joe Lovano, David “Fat Head” Newman, Pat Martino, Paquito D’Rivera and Houston Person.
Di Martino is a sought after musical director and has accompanied Jon Hendricks, Diane Schurr, Kelly Smith and Billy Eckstine. His latest CD is entitled Turnaround and was just released this spring.
Born in Moscow in 1967, Kozlov started playing piano at the Evening Music School and migrated toward the electric bass at the State Musical College and later the acoustic bass. Kozlov has won many performance awards, and has performed and recorded with some of the top musicians in the jazz field including James Moody, Vincent Herring, Louis Hayes and Alex Sipiagin, and is the musical director of the Mingus Dynasty Bands.