John “JT” Tutino recently released his new jazz album called Duality through Bentley Records. From straight ahead swing to some toe-tapping funky jazz, it is his second album as a leader. His new original music is regularly featured on Legends Radio 100.3 FM in South Florida.
A resident of the Acreage/Loxahatchee area, Tutino works in Wellington as a Realtor with United Realty Group. He is a regular guest on the Brooklyn Café TV show, which broadcasts worldwide from Boca Raton.
Tutino started his performing career in the late 1980s as a professional musician in the New York scene with regional east coast touring in the 1990s and nationwide touring with the Bronx Wanderers from 2011 to 2014.
For the last three decades, Tutino has been a gigging workhorse, leading many bands, including his jazz quartet, and as a sideman performing with or sharing the stage with many well-renowned artists and groups in more than 3,000 performances.
Tutino is a Berklee College of Music graduate who studied with jazz greats like George Garzone, Gato Barbieri, Cameron Brown, Joe Lovano, Jeremy Wall, Dick Oatts, Dino Govoni, Jon Finn, Fred Lipsius, Mike Kelly and many others who have inspired him to create his own dynamic style on guitar, tenor and alto saxophones, an uncommon doubling.
He has also worked as a teacher. Tutino has taught more than 300 students in the last 25 years. He held a CD release party earlier this month at Village Music & Café in Wellington.
Learn more about his music at www.johntutino.com.