Pino Marrone About the Educator

Pino started his career very young in his native Argentina. Early on the heart felt passion and spirit in his playing acquired thousands of fans throughout South America as a member of the ground breaking prog-rock group Crucis. In the late seventies he moved to Los Angeles where he studied with Ted Greene and Joe Diorio who became his mentor and with whom he performed duos extensively. A clinician and former instructor at G.I.T , Grove School of Music and Jazz Masters Workshop in San Francisco, Marrone has played and recorded with Dianne Reeves, Joe Farrell, Jimmy Haslip, Kenny Kirkland, John Patitucci and Herb Alpert among others. Pino has also been contributing instructional articles on jazz guitar for Guitar Player magazine for over a decade.

His latest CD, UNDER THE INFLUENCE, features trios, duos and solos with Joe Diorio, John Pisano, Bob Magnusson, Putter Smith and Dick Weller.

"Pino is unique, he knows where the truth lies in music,he is conscious of the dimension where everything is perfect and always strives in that direction"- Joe Diorio

“Pino plays the guitar marvelously! Great looseness and freedom...the way I would like to play.”- Jim Hall

"Pino creates a cool, unusual mood, a series of soft textures that feel nice. This album is sweetly different and a credit to his influences."-Jazz Improv Magazine

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