Dino Govoni

Dino Govoni's Biography

One of today's most versatile contemporary saxophonists is undoubtedly Dino Govoni. Govoni learned from two tenor saxophone greats, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone, and furthered his studies by attending the Berklee College of Music soon after studying with the great Joe Viola.

Govoni hit the road right after college with a variety of musical outfits, playing and/or recording with such diverse artists as Grover Washington Jr., Randy Brecker, Terence Trent D'Arby, Robben Ford, Mel Tormé, The Manhattan Transfer, Boston Pops Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Frankie Valli and Engelbert Humperdinck, among others.

May 2000 saw Govoni participating in Arista Records' star-studded 25th Anniversary Celebration, playing with Aretha Franklin in New York City. A year later, he issued his debut album, Breakin' Out, on the Whaling City Sound label. This was followed up with In the Library in 2002. Govoni's recording Chance Meeting, featuring drum great Adam Nussbaum, guitarist Jay Azzolina and bassist Dave Zinno, was released in September 2016 on the Whaling City Sound label.

Govoni is on faculty at the Berklee College of Music and is available for clinics and concerts.

He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays Yamaha saxophones and flutes exclusively.

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