Joe Diorio

Joseph Louis Diorio, born August 6, 1936 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, is an American jazz guitarist. He has performed with jazz legends like Sonny Stitt and Eddie Harris, Stan Getz and Horace Silver, as well as with Ira Sullivan and Pat Metheny. In recent years, he recorded albums with contemporary musicians like Robben Ford and Gary Willis, David Becker, and Mick Goodrick, a guitar education legend. Diorio followed in the footsteps his uncle by learning to play the guitar. He studied at a local music school in the 50s. After a time working with local bands, Diorio moved to New York City in the early 1960s and began playing with jazz musicians. After a stroke in April 2005, he lost the use of his left arm and struggled to regain it. Diorio is currently an instructor at the University of Southern California. He was also the first instructor for the Guitar Institute of Technology. [3] He is the author of several instructional videos and books, and has also released 10 albums. From Wikipedia

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