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Joe Diorio at 80

Acclaimed jazz guitarist Joe Diorio who turned 80 on August 6 was feted by some of the world’s finest jazz guitarists on Wednesday, August 10 in a special concert at the Zinc Bar.

Special guests on hand included Russell Malone, Jack Wilkins, Gene Bertoncini, Mark Whitfield, David Becker, Mark Egan, Chris Morrison and Vic Juris.

Diorio, who Wes Montgomery called one of his favorite guitarists, 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.

Images are courtesy of Stanley Abraham

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