Giovanni Michael Mastro
Giovanni grew up around the influences of classic rock, pop, and jazz. At an early age, he was exposed to a variety of artists ranging from Grand Funk, Parliament Funkadelic, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Merle Haggard, and everything in between. "I still remember making my dad buy me the Parliament album with Maggot Brain on it because I was the kid who had to have the record with the cool guitar sound and solo."
He started playing the guitar professionally when he was 14 and soon after found himself working with some very well seasoned and established artists. "I've always viewed the experience to perform with many different musicians as an opportunity to learn how to be proficient at different styles on the guitar. Early on I looked up to guitar players like Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton, and Steve Vai, who have the ability to play well in diverse situations and on tons of recordings – from commercial rock and pop to fusion."