Bruno Martino

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Bruno Martino
Birth name Bruno Martino
Born (1925-11-11)November 11, 1925
Rome, Italy
Died June 12, 2000 (aged 75)
Rome, Italy
Genres Jazz, Pop
Occupation(s) composer, pianist, singer
Instruments Piano, Voice
Years active 1944–2000

Bruno Martino (November 11, 1925—June 12, 2000) was an Italian jazz composer, singer and pianist. Internationally he was mostly known for Estate, composed in 1960, a standard that has been played many jazz performers since the early 1960s, including João Gilberto, Joe Diorio, Chet Baker, Toots Thielemans, Shirley Horn, Eliane Elias, Michel Petrucciani, Monty Alexander, Mike Stern and Robert Jospé.

Martino's early working life was spent in European radio and night club orchestras, later composing for popular Italian singers and touring the world with his own orchestra. He had a late-blossoming career as a singer.[1]

Dracula Cha Cha Cha[edit]

Bruno Martino's song Dracula Cha Cha Cha appears on the album Italian Graffiti (1960/61) and is performed onscreen in Vincente Minnelli's film Two Weeks in Another Town (1962).

It inspired the title of Kim Newman's novel Dracula Cha Cha Cha (1998), which takes place in Rome, 1959.

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