Dino Fiumara, Singapore Member Since November 2016 Artist Statement DINO FIUMARA 'JAZZBOY' (And SUPERHERO ARTIST)
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.
As with his Music, Dino had taken to Drawing and Painting from the earliest days as a child, with tremendous influence from his extraordinarily talented Artist/Musician Father and his Sister who is an outstanding Artist from the Pittsburgh Art Academy. This blissful atmosphere lead to Art Events, Art Classes, Schools, Awards and finally At West Virginia University, Studied Graphic Design and Illustration in the Creative Arts Center. Furthering his Art and Music curriculum, 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 and wanted to complete his studies).
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,
Dino has performed with such notable 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....
During this time, Dino also continued his ART... learning, nurturing and teaching Beginner to intermediate classes and helped to Create Art development and Creative learning courses in private Art schools throughout the Pittsburgh area.
2010 - 2011 Selected from only a handful of International Artists to Appear in the Grand opening of Southeast Asia's No. #1 Entertainment Destination - MARINA BAY SANDS- The 5.5 Billion Dollar Architectural wonder in the heart of SINGAPORE !!!
2012 - 2013 Appeared in the prestigious Philippine International Jazz Festival alongside Top Contemporary Artists as Kevyn Lettau, Gretchen Parlato, Arthur Manuntag, Charmaine Clamor, Dave Eggar and many, many more....
2012 - 2013 - 2015 Appeared in the first WORLD YOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL in Putrajaya Malaysia Performing alongside Famous Indonesian and Malaysian Artists included Indang Rasjidi, Jeremy Tordjman, Indro Harjodikoro, 57Kustic, Ticco Laksana, The Three Songs, and many more in addition to one night Showcase at the famous Jazz Club 'No Black Tie' in Kuala Lumpur
"JAZZBOY" ALBUM available on iTunes and CD Baby
Stay Tuned, Lots of ART and Music Projects & Performances coming in 2017 :)