Joe Diodato QUARTET
Joe Diodato's career in music started at the age of 18, singing and playing piano in his home town of Naples, in Italy. In that time up, until the age of 20 he played gigs around Italy. By the time he was 21 he was singing with MSC cruises and began to see more of the world, and more of what Jazz could offer him. He moved to Buenos Aires at the age of 24 and immersed himself into the local scene gigging in the local bars and clubs.
In December 2017 he moved to London and after few months he formed a Jazz Trio in hope of moving into the London Uk Scene. With his Trio he has been gigging in various London's venues. In September 2018 he formed a Quartet to record and promote his first EP "Ma' Groove".
“Ma' Groove” was released in June 2019. It combines classic jazz and swing with contemporary funk and soul, and was influenced by Joe's collaboration with emerging artists from the London jazz scene. It has been recorded by JD QUARTET consisting of Benjamin Crane (bass), Dani Diodato (guitar) and Joel Waters (drums), with guests James Akers (sax) and Jonny Liebeck (keys).
Joe models his practice on many of his influences such as Kurt Elling, Mark Murphy, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Roy Hargrove, Chet Baker, Jamiroquai, Pino Daniele and many more.