Jorge Dalto

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Jorge Dalto
Born (1948-07-07)July 7, 1948
Roque Pérez, Argentina
Died October 27, 1987(1987-10-27) (aged 39)
New York, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz, Afro-Cuban, crossover jazz
Instruments Piano, Fender Rhodes
Associated acts

Jorge Dalto (July 7, 1948 – October 27, 1987) was a pop, jazz and Afro-Cuban music pianist from Argentina, and the former musical director and keyboardist (together with Ronnie Foster) for George Benson, contributing the acoustic piano intro and solo to Benson's 1976 Grammy-winning hit version of Leon Russell's "This Masquerade". He also performed with Tito Puente, Grover Washington, Spyro Gyra, Fuse One, Gato Barbieri, Willie Colon and others.[1] He died of cancer at the age of 39.[2]


As leader

As sideman

With Spyro Gyra

With Chet Baker

With George Benson

With Dizzy Gillespie and Machito

With Grant Green

With Heaven and Earth

With Willie Colón

With Gato Barbieri

Whit Djavan Luz (Djavan Album) 1982


  1. ^ Harris, Craig. "Jorge Dalto Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Jorge Dalto Dies at 39; A Jazz-Fusion Pianist". The New York Times. Associated Press. October 30, 1987.
  3. ^ "New York Nightline". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

External links

  • Jorge Dalto discography at Discogs
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