Full Moon Rising
John Tutino was born in New York City in the summer when Woodstock and the Moon Landing occurred. Always fascinated with the universe and looking through his telescope, John, also known as 'JT', started playing guitar at age 8. His early influences were Rock, R & B, Jazz, Blues, Funk and Pop music from the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. John has performed in the New York area for two decades in various original and cover bands on guitar and saxophone. John has performed alongside many well known local, national and internationaly recognized musicians of diverse styles and genres, all of whom have had a big influence on him. Their masterful musicianship has helped him forge his own style and voice. His playing is dynamic and unique brought together by very good technical ability. Above all, it is soulful and musical. John has a Bachelors of Music (with Magna Cum Laude honors) from Berklee College of Music. He has studied and performed publicly with some of the great jazz musicians in New York and at Berklee who have challenged John to master his own musical destiny. Proficient on guitar and saxophone, this uncommon doubling of instruments makes him a valuable professional musician in addition to his producing, arranging and composing talents. John has recently produced and released his CD entitled 'Full Moon Rising'. A full length nine song mix of straight ahead swingin' jazz, latin and funky jazz with 3 originals and several jazz standards. As expected, John has assembled a great group of musicians to back him on this CD featuring jazz great Cameron Brown on bass.