Month: August 2021

Announcing the Joe Diorio Jazz Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute – Seeking Your Donations NOW!


In honor of the great creative genius of jazz guitar, GIT founding instructor, mentor and inspiration to many thousands of musicians around the world, we are establishing a scholarship at Musicians Institute in honor of Joe Diorio‘s recent 85th birthday and his incredible legacy.

Let’s celebrate Joe Diorio’s extraordinary contributions and show our appreciation by funding a scholarship in his honor!! We are asking for YOUR 100% tax-deductible donations (in any amount) thru our non-profit scholarship Foundation.

You’ll get an instant IRS donation acknowledgement letter, and you can donate via Credit card, PayPal or ApplePay.

Three easy steps to DONATE:

  1. Just click HERE to start, and then click the red button to donate:

2) Choose Guitar Program and Write JOE DIORIO in the COMMENTS field:

3) Enter your information and follow the prompts to donate (CC, PayPal or ApplePay).

We’ll award the Joe Diorio Jazz Guitar Scholarship in Spring 2022, and we’ll be sure to let you know a bit about the winner. The amount of the scholarship award depends on YOUR DONATIONS…please give generously today!

Here are some vintage MI-related images of Joe, please enjoy:

Early’s 1980’s MI faculty: Joe Diorio, Pat Martino, Tommy Tedesco, Howard Roberts, Carl Schroeder, Back row: Don Mock, ?, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Les Wise, Ron Eschete, Robben Ford, Paul Farnen:


Celebration for the book “TEN” w/Les Wise, Pat Hicks and Howard Roberts 1982:

1983 Joe’s Office at GIT:

Three Joes (Diorio, Brancato, Pass) & Bob Magnusson:

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