Chet Catallo

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Chet Catallo
Birth nameChet Daniel Catallo
Born (1953-03-11) March 11, 1953 (age 70)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
GenresJazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz
Years active1962–present
LabelsAmherst, Infinity, MCA

Chet Catallo (born March 11, 1953) is an American jazz guitarist known for his work as a member of the band Spyro Gyra.[1][2]

Music career[edit]

In 1978, Catallo joined the group Spyro Gyra while they were recording the album Morning Dance. This record featured his composition "It Doesn't Matter". With Spyro Gyra he earned six Grammy Award nominations. He composed and performed the songs Loving You (from Catching the Sun) and Cafe Amore (from Carnaval). In 1986 he formed the band Chet Catallo and the Cats, who released the album First Take in 2010.[3]


Catallo plays a Gibson Custom Shop Model Guitar, a Chet Catallo signature Custom 335 Dot Model Series 1958 reissue.[4]



  • First Take

With Spyro Gyra


  1. ^ Coelho, Victor Anand, ed. (2003). The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar (1 ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521000406.
  2. ^ "Spyro Gyra Official site – About Us". Archived from the original on 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  3. ^ "First Take - Chet Catallo | Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  4. ^ "About". Chet Catallo Productions, Inc. Retrieved 10 December 2016.

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