Kris DiMartino

Christian Singer-Songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist

 
 
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DiMartino's one of the latest from the Omaha musical scene - He has two records out - Warehouse (the old Sound Recorders/start up of Chip Davis' American Gramaphone), and Digital Sound Design - and is currently working on his third album. This website contains a free download of his work.

DiMartino's performed at some great venues: Carnegie Hall (NYC), Qwest Center, Aksarben, Omaha Press Club, Mutual of Omaha Dome, Sokol Auditorium, Septemberfest, UNO's Jazz Festival, Grace University, Westside Church, the Ranch Bowl, the Royal Grove, Pfizer, Children's Hospital, Operation Others, Open Door Mission, Hope Center for Kids, Raytheon, Bear Properties, Strat-Comm, Theology On Tap, Qwest Dex, Night of 1000 Stars, SRI/Gallup Poll, Westroads Mall, Von Maur, Oakview Mall, Borders, C&A Industries, Larry Courtnage, Music in the Parks, Barnes&Noble, the Henry Doorly Zoo, the Rock, Omaha Community Playhouse, the Jones Street, the Capital, the Brickyard/Caffeine Dreams, Oceans, St. Judes Research Hospital, Peony Park, NSI, NASC, Ginger Cove, Shops of Legacy, Bistro at the Market, Omaha Prime, Westin Aquila, University Nebraska Medical Center, Champions Club, Field Club, Happy Hallow, Wakonda Club, Embassy Club, Destiny Cafe, Oriental Trading Co., and many others...

He's worked with some great people: 311's - Nick Hexum, Chad Sexton, Tim Mahoney; Mathew Broderik, Alexander Payne - and Election's cast; Mannheim Steamroller's Jackson and Almeda Berkey; The Tonight Show's Ed Shaughnessy (Carson's drummer); Mulberry Lane; Cornhuskers' Coach/Congressman Tom Osborne; Cornhusker Heisman trophy winners Johnny Rodgers & Mike Rozier; Ronald J. Palagi; Nebraska Governor Ben Nelson; Jim Homan; Maynard Ferguson's David Baker; Dr. James Johnson(concert pianist); Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss, Channel 6's Dave Weber and John Knicely; Mayor of Omaha Mike(&Anne) Boyle; Steve Raybine; Preston Love; Mayor of Omaha Subby Anzaldo; Tony & Joey Gulizia, Luigi Waites; Grasshopper Takeover/The Kind's Curtis Grubb, Bob Boyce, and Brad Rauch; Earl Bates III; and many others... He's been on television, radio, digital iTunes, Tuneflow, Odeo, WOWT6, cable access channels, KCRO 660AM The Truth, KGBI 100.7FM, KEZO Z92.3FM - Todd&Tyler, KIWR 89.7FM The River, KKAR 1290AM ...

DiMartino started piano & voice when he was four, started teaching when he was twelve, and has a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, concentration in music.

DiMartino's musical influences include Chad Sexton/311, Tony Gulizia, Jackson Berkey/Mannheim Steamroller, Beethoven, Herbie Hancock, Sonic Flood, Weather Report, Jars of Clay, Yellowjackets, Bach, Brubeck, Stevie Wonder, Debussy, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, 3 Dog Night, Mozart, Grasshopper Takeover/The Kind Fishermen, Elton John, English Beat, Chick Corea, Bob Marley, Talking Heads, U2 ...

He's received various honors/distinctions in his career - "top pianist", "top band", and vocal and scholarship awards.