New York guitarist and composer Eric DiVito has been leading his own groups and performing as a sideman in the NYC and tristate area since 2003. He performs at many of city'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 original compositions.
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 label (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 also recorded Soothing Classical Guitar Music: Music For Deep Sleep (Inner Splendor Media, 2016) which spans over 500 years of solo classical guitar repertoire. He has been published in Downbeat Magazine, RAE Magazine, and Play Jazz Guitar. Erid endorses Flite Sound Innovations speaker cabinets in addition to Eastman guitars.