New York City guitarist and composer Eric DiVito has been leading his own groups and performing as a sideman in the NYC area since 2003. He performs at many of NYC's top Jazz clubs and venues including Smalls, The Iridium, The Kitano, The Garage, the 55 Bar, and many more as well as regional and international touring. Eric performs a mix of traditional, straight ahead, bebop and modern Jazz, often featuring his own original compositions. This is in addition to music from The Great American Songbook and more modern Jazz composers. Eric has also performed and recorded with some of NYC's greatest Jazz musicians and has worked in orchestras and Jazz groups for Carnival Cruise lines and The Bateaux NY.
As an educator, Eric has been teaching music in the NYC public school system since 2006, having designed and implemented curriculum for both elementary and middle school music where he teaches and directs ensembles. He also teaches guitar techniques privately at his home studio.
In 2011, Eric signed with the Ontario based record label Pioneer Jazz Collective (PJC Records) and released his debut album as a leader, Breaking the Ice (2012), as well as a follow up record, The Second Time Around (2013). Both records have received national and international acclaim.Eric has been published in Downbeat Magazine, RAE Magazine, and Play Jazz Guitar. He endorses Flite Sound Innovations speaker cabinets in addition to Eastman guitars.