One of the most versatile contemporary saxophonists is undoubtedly Dino Govoni. Govoni learned from two tenor sax greats, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone, and furthered his studies by attending Berklee College of Music, studying with the late, great Joe Viola. Govoni hit the road right away with a variety of musical outfits, playing and/or recording with such diverse artists as Grover Washington Jr., Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez, Peter Erskine, Billy Hart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart, Arturo Sandoval, Cindy Blackman, Joe Beck, Jason Miles, Prassana, Terence Trent D'Arby, Mike Clark, Robben Ford, Tom Brechtlein, Ed Spargo, Mel Tormé, the Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, and Frankie Valli, among others.
In March 2011 Dino participated in a PBS music special featuring West Af-rican singer Angelique Kidjo and special guests Diane Reeves, Josh Gro-bin, Branford Marsalis and Christian McBride.
Dino also participated in the Arista Records 25th Anniversary program per-forming with the legendary Aretha Franklin in New York City.
Govoni has two recordings under his own name to date, "Breakin' Out" and "In the Library", both on the Whaling City Sound label.
A new recording, "Live and Unrehearsed", will be released later this year on Whaling City Sound.
Dino has also been a side man on many sessions and recordings with many well-known artists as well and many local artists in Boston and New York.
In addition to his performances, Govoni is currently on the faculty at Berk-lee College of Music (as an assistant professor of woodwinds) and lives in Franklin Massachusetts with his wife, who is also a musician and their young daughter.