“ABOUT JOHN BASILE…
John Basile is an accomplished jazz guitarist and composer known for his soulful melodic playing, sophisticated harmonic sense, and deep conversational approach improvisation.
Born and raised in Boston John attended Berklee College and graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. He honed his skills studying with some of the great jazz guitarists of the era including Jim Hall, Barry Galbraith, and Chuck Wayne.
Moving to NYC in 1985 John has performed and recorded in a wide variety of formats both as a sideman and a leader.
As an accompanist he has worked with Peggy Lee, Sylvia Sims, Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett’s as well as live and recorded performances with contemporary instrumentalists George Mraz, Michael Brecker, Tom Harrell, John Abercrombie, Grady Tate, and Red Mitchell to name just a few.
Basile has released 12 highly acclaimed solo releases showcasing his prowess as both a composer and player.
His latest release “”Satisfied””on the Springtime Jazz label, is an organ trio in the tradition of the great guitar/organ combinations of the past.
Whether’s crafting intricate jazz lines, weaving soulful blues melodies John Basile’s playing resonates with depth, emotion, and unmatched musicality.
In addition to musical duties John is also an accomplished professional boxing judge having worked world championship bouts in the US, Russia, Mexico, and Australia.