Pat Martino : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Biography

Pat Martino was an American jazz guitarist and composer know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Biography

Pat Martino : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Biography
Pat Martino
  Bio
Name Patrick Azzara Martino
Birthdate ( Age) 25 August 1944
Died 1 November 2021
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Ayako Asahi
Children Not Known
Parents

Father - Carmen

Mother - Jean

Education Not Known
Profession American jazz guitarist and composer
Net Worth $2 Million
Last Update Nonember 2021

Pat Martino was an American jazz guitarist and composer. was chosen as Guitar Player of the Year in the Down Beat magazine Readers' Poll of 2004. 

In 2006, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissued his album East! on Ultradisc UHR SACD.In 2017, he shot a series of educational videos entitled A Study of the Opposites and How They Manifest on the Guitar.

Early Life and Family

Pat Martino was born in August 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Patrick Carmen Azzara’s father was Carmen “Mickey” Azzara  and mother Jean. He performed in local clubs and briefly studied guitar, introduced him to jazz and he began playing professionally at the age of 15 after coming to New York City. He lived with Les Paul for a while and began performing at jazz clubs like Smalls Paradise. Pat eventually relocated to the President Hotel on 48th Street, where he stayed in a suite.

Pat Martino Wife

Martino was married to Ayako Asahi Martino, whom he met in Tokyo, Japan, in 1995.After that, the couple married in 1997 and ever since then stayed together until he took his last breath.  

Pat Martino Net Worth

Pat Martino was an American jazz guitarist and composer has an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million in 2012.All earning comes from his work.

Professional Career

Martino played and recorded early in his career with Lloyd Price, Willis Jackson, and Eric Kloss. He also worked with jazz organists Charles Earland, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Jimmy Smith, Gene Ludwig, and Joey DeFrancesco.Martino had been performing until a hemorrhaged arteriovenous malformation caused a "near-fatal seizure" in 1980.

This left him with amnesia and no recollection or knowledge of his career or how to play the very instrument that made him successful. Martino says he came out of surgery with complete forgetfulness, learning to focus on the present instead of the past or what may lie ahead. He was forced to learn how to play the guitar from zero. 

This circumstance is crucial to understand his career and his particular way of thinking.He was chosen as Guitar Player of the Year in the Down Beat magazine Readers' Poll of 2004. In 2006, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissued his album East! on Ultradisc UHR SACD.In 2017, he shot a series of educational videos entitled A Study of the Opposites and How They Manifest on the Guitar.

Cause of Death

The cause of his death has yet to be known. He had a hemorrhaged arteriovenous malformation in 1980, which resulted in a near-fatal episode. He was left with amnesia and no memories of his career or how to play the guitar as a result of this. Pat was suffering from a chronic respiratory disorder almost for three years and after a long illness, he died in the same rowhouse where he spent his childhood in South Philadelphia. This news was confirmed by his long-time manager Joseph Donofrio.