The debut album from master guitarist John Cariddi features 6 covers of contemporary American song classics from Marvin Gaye\'s \"What\'s Goin\' On\" to TLC\'s \"Waterfalls\". Producer and arranger Gold/Platinum award winning Dennis Bell contributes three new originals to the album. John has played with everyone from Nancy Wilson to Pete Levin. This album gives the master guitarist a chance to shine as a featured soloist.
John began playing the guitar at a very early age. After high school, he sought to expand his musical knowledge by attending Fairleigh Dickenson University and Manhattan School of Music. He then became an instructor for Jazz Studies at the Manhattan School for Music and Ramapo College.
As his experience grew he began accompanying such well-known singing artists as Robert Goulet, Vic Damone, Nancy Wilson, Joel Grey, Al Martino, Patti Austin, Ricki Lee Jones
and Peggy Lee as well as playing in the Pete Levin and
Steve Marcus Bands.
He also appeared in Broadway shows such as \"Play Me a Country Song\",\"Godspell\", and \"Jesus Christ Superstar\".
His composing talents have been heard in musical scores for the well known \"Friday the 13th\" movies as well as \"House\", \"Spring Break\" and the critically acclaimed horror thriller \"The Shining\".
Over the years, John’s guitar artistry has been heard on numerous National radio and television commercials.
Currently, along with his ever expanding teaching practice, John appears live in many special event shows as well as with various inovative Jazz and Rock groups in the Tri-state area. A master guitarist with a blazing technique, John\'s dynamic approach to live performance has made him one of the most in-demand guitarists in the New York area.