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New York guitarist and composer Eric DiVito has been leading his own groups and performing as a sideman in the greater NY area since 2003.  He has performed at many of NYC's top jazz clubs, live music venues and festivals including Smalls, The Iridium, The Kitano, The Garage, The 55 Bar, Swing 46, 1803, The Flatiron Room, Tomi Jazz, Maureen's Jazz Cellar, Daryl's House and more.  In Canada he has appeared at The Rex, The Jazz Room, GigSpace and more.  He also appears at many music and arts festivals including The Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival,  The AirTrain Jazz Festival, The Garner Arts Festival, The Bayside Food and Music Festival and more. Eric has also performed and recorded with some of NYC's greatest Jazz musicians and has worked in orchestras and jazz groups for Carnival Cruise lines and The Bateaux NY.  Eric is also the guitarist and arranger for BarChords, an acoustic duo formed in 2021.  


As an educator, Eric has taught classroom and instrumental music in the NYC public school system for eleven years and in Westchester public schools since 2017. Additionally, he teaches music theory and history courses and directs ensembles at Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY.  Eric also teaches guitar techniques privately at his home studio both in-person and remotely.


In 2011, Eric signed with the Ontario based record label Pioneer Jazz Collective (PJC Records) and released his debut album as a leader, Breaking the Ice (2012), as well as a follow up record, The Second Time Around (2013).  Both records have received national and international acclaim.

Eric is an Eastman guitar artist and has been published several times in Downbeat Magazine, as well as RAE Magazine, and Play Jazz Guitar.  Eric resides with his wife and three children in Rockland County, New York.



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