Al DiMarco 58 years old. Professional musician for more than 35 years. Originally from the New York Metropolitan area. Lived and played music in many parts of America including Alaska and California. I've played with wonderful musicians in a number of styles over the years, particularly in areas of New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Japan. I Lived and worked in Japan for 7 years playing for Disney initially and then at some of the finest hotels and night clubs in Tokyo and other parts of Japan.
I perform solo on accordion, playing standards, contemporary, and ethnic favorites such as Italian, French and polka music. I also enjoy sitting at a fine piano and playing beautiful standards songs, show tunes and contemporary pop hits. I can play instrumentally or play and sing. If a band is desired, I can provide one by drawing on a large pool of excellent musicians. When working with a band, many styles are available, especially fun is Zydeco party music with the accordion.
On accordion, I've been most strongly influenced by the late Frank Marocco, who was friend and musical mentor. On piano: Bill Evans, Elton John, Billy Joel, Richard Tee, Chick Corea and many others. With regard to songs: Elton John, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, James Taylor and Jackson Browne and the writers of the classic standards. I love beautiful ballads and specialize in them.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 360 minutes
If playing solo piano or accordion, my function is mainly as background or atmosphere music, creating a mood. That is my goal as a musician in such a setting. If I am also singing, the music will often be perceived as entertainment rather than background. If using my keyboard setup, I have a number of sounds I incorporate to keep the sound varied and more interesting (so I think.) I also use a drum machine on some songs when I want a steady rhythm.
I can also play in larger musical configurations, from a duo on up to a large ensemble.
For beautiful piano music, a good acoustic piano is must. If I am going to play a keyboard, it can and will be OK, but it does not create the same feeling, in my opinion.
Standard tunes such as Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett would sing.
Contemporary hits from artists like The Beatles, The Eagles, Billy Joel, etc.
Broadway show tunes
2006: 167 gigs
2007: 262 gigs
2008: 70 gigs
2009: 85 gigs
2010: 59 gigs
2011: 5 gigs
2012: 12 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Corporate Event, Holiday Party, Hotel, Private Party, Restaurant, Studio Session, Wedding Ceremony