Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA Dino has been exposed to a rich environment of music, art and theater since he was a child. His Grandmother Susan Fiumara was an accomplished classical pianist, and opera singer studying 12 years at the Conservatory of Naples Italy, teaching all the way into her 80's, this is where Dino began his early piano instruction. Dino's Father was an excellent Jazz Bassist, who was an in demand player in Pittsburgh for over 30 yrs, owner of Fiumara's teaching studios for nearly 40 yrs. and the Manufacture and CEO of BSX BASS. Dino learned everything from his Father's endless talents and wisdom.
At West Virginia University Dino auditioned and became part of the WVU Big Band.
Performing experiences included concerts with Vince DiMartino from the Old Tonight Show Band, and Chris Vadella, long time performer with Chuck Mangione.
Continuing his education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Dino began studying Jazz and Classical Piano with David Budway, recording artist with Hubert Laws, and musical director for Jeff Tane Watts, Liza Minnelli. Dino became part of the prestigious Duquesne Big Band, which led to intense performances with the great Slide Hampton, Herbie Mann, and Tony Williams (who wanted Dino to go on the road with him, however he was too young at the time). This was a GREAT HONOR bestowed upon him at such an early age from one of the Legends of Jazz.
While at Duquesne Dino received his BAS degree in Music Education. Once out of college, and with a great desire to travel, an opportunity arose with Princess Cruise Lines and from there Dino embarked on an Amazing adventure, and was asked to "Headline" with his cool Jazz trio in the Bayou cafe an exclusive Jazz Lounge and Restaurant aboard the Coral and Island Princess ships. Dino has toured Alaska, Asia, Europe, Hawaii, South Pacific, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and many more....
Dino has performed with such notables Artists as:
Barbara Morrison, Dean Koba, Roger Humphrys, Marco Panascia, Stanly Turrentine, Chris Vadella, Herbi Mann, Slide Hampton, Joe Negri, Peppe Merolla, Randy Purcell, Victor Manecchia, Narding Sanchez, Scotty Hood, Stewart Loseby, Richard Brisco, Reggie Watkins, Jeri De Leon, Eddie Layman, Christy Smith, Louis Soliano, and many more....
Appearing nightly in Asia:
Dino appeared in Singapore with his Jazz trio in Southeast Asia's Newest Entertainment Destination the brand new Marina Bay Sands "The Talk of Asia" the 5.5 Billion dollar Hotel/Resort/Casino in the heart of Singapore.
This is Jay Shan Zing and I am affiliated with this New, Fresh Artist and have recently placed his Profile here on THE JAZZ NETWORK WORLDWIDE
Dino Just signed with Famous Records and his first FUNKY POP/JAZZ Album "JAZZBOY" has Released - I'ts HOT !!!!!
Available on iTunes / CDBABY.COM and Everywhere soon :) Worldwide Distribution is unfolding via UNIVERSAL MUSIC through Famous Records... So lots going on Stay tuned :)
At this time we are Seeking a "Legitimate" Booking and Management Agent in ASIA and USA to move things to their highest levels - Please contact me - djboy300@yahoolcom
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."