• Dino Govoni

  • Dino Govoni

    Dino Govoni

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    Dino learned from two of Boston’s 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.

    Dino has played and/or recording with such diverse artists as Grover Washington, Jr., Randy Brecker, Queen Latifah, Ben Folds, Melinda Doolittle, Terence Trent D'Arby, Robben Ford, Mel Tormé, the Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Frankie Valli, among others.

    May of 2000 saw Govoni participating in Arista Records' star-studded 25th anniversary concert, playing with Aretha Franklin in New York City.

    Dino has release 2 solo projects on the Whaling City Sound label, “Breakin’ Out” and “In The Library”.

    In 2016, ” Chance Meeting”, featuring drum great Adam Nussbaum, guitarist Jay Azzolina and bassist Dave Zinno, was released, also on the Whaling City Sound label.

    Dino has just finished a new recording, “Hiding In Plain Sight”, featuring the great Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums, Alex Sipiagin on trumpet, Henry Hey on piano and Mike Pope on bass.

    This is to be released on Whaling City Sound later in 2021.

    Dino is currently on the faculty at Berklee College of Music and is available for clinics/concerts, Dino is a Yamaha Performing Artist/Clinician and plays Yamaha saxophones exclusively.