Mario Infanti has been a guitarist, singer, and songwriter all his life. Starting at an early age, he showed a real talent for developing unique melodies and rhythm patterns.
His eclectic guitar style blends his influences ranging from George Benson and Larry Carlton, to Carlos Santana and Jeff Beck. His vocal style is reminiscent of Bobby Caldwell and Aaron Neville; all of which is evident on Mario's first solo release Bird in a Hand (1996) and his second CD, Live at Gotham Hall (1999).
He formed his first band, The Flares, when he was 12 and has been making his living as a musician since he was 16. He played in Chuck Mangione’s band and for 20+ years had his own band, The Catman Doodz.
Mario toured for four years with jazz great and two-time Grammy winner Chuck Mangione in such venues as the world famous Blue Note in New York City, to jazz festivals all over the country. He has also worked with Steely Dan guitarist, the legendary Elliott Randall, and bassists Chuck Rainey and Neil Stubenhaus.
Mario's recording credits include Burger King, Firestone Tires, Tuborg Beer and Resorts International with the late renowned jazz vocalist Phyllis Hyman.
Several of his original musical compositions received radio airplay in more than thirty countries and include Bird in a Hand (1996), Stuck in the Middle (1999), and See Right through Me (2001).
Mario shared the stage with accomplished artists including Tower of Power, James Cotton, Hugh Masekela, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Badfinger, The Grass Roots, James Gang, The Youngbloods, Joyce Cooling, Chieli Minucci, Art Porter, Spyro Gyra, Boney James, Tito Puente, Ed Calle and Arturo Sandoval.
Mario lent his talents to over a hundred CD projects for numerous artists, including John Beltran, Father Jerry Kaywell, David C. Johnson and Darrell Nutt, just to name a few.
Mario Infanti lives in Fort Myers, Florida and is available for bookings as a solo artist or any configuration of ensembles from a duo, trio to multiple members, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239.634.5789.