Quintin Zoto

  Guitarist, Composer, Producer.



   Quintin Zoto (b. 1995) is one of the young guitarists on the New York scene today. A Japanese-American raised in the rich musical city of Philadelphia, Quintin had been blessed since a young age to study with the masters of music. He first studied with guitar great Larry Tamanini who taught him the language of Philly swing and got him playing with the top players in the city. Quintin then went on to join one of the top music programs in Philadelphia, the Creative Music Program. It was there he studied under Anthony Tidd, one of the premier bassists, composers, and producers in the music world today. During his time there Quintin learned from some of Jazz music's top artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Marcus Belgrave, Herbie Hancock, Doug Hammond, Steve Coleman, Danilo Perez, and many more.

   He then went onto to study at one of the most highly regarded institutions, New York University. During his time there he learned from some of the top artists in music such as Peter Bernstein, Lenny White, Randy Johnston, John Scofield, Don Friedman, Ron McClure, Mike Richmond, Billy Drewes, Alan Ferber, Brad Shepik, Lenny Pickett, and many others. Since his time in NYC Quintin has played with artists such as Nat Adderley Jr., Tommy Campbell, Akiko Tsuruga, Ron McClure, and many others in the cities top venus such as Zinc Bar, Blue Note, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and Stop Time. Quintin has also played functions in some of New York's biggest spots, such as the New York Public Library and Madison Square Garden. He is also featured on numerous records spanning from jazz, hip-hop, RnB, funk, and pop. You can see him playing in groups such as Walker Adams Project, 3rd Ave Collective, Sol Dojo, as well as his own trio.