Dino was born in New York City and attended Glad Tidings Tabernacle. He began playing his grandmother’s piano at the age of three. The first song he had learned was ”At the Cross.” He was enrolled in piano lessons at age five. Dino received his professional training at The King’s College as well as the Juilliard School of Music. For many years he served as pianist for the evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman. Dino has traveled extensively and produced well over 50 recordings on his own as well as mainstream labels. He has worked with various other evangelists.
Dino has hosted two television shows, the ”Dino and Debby Show” in the 1970s with his first wife Deborah Keener and ”The Dino Show” which formerly aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Dino has described his style as combining the classical and the sacred. His technique has been described as fluid and brilliant and he has been termed the ”Christian Liberace” because of his flair, costumes, pianos and jewelry.
Many of his works are religious-based or contemporary arrangements of classical works. Dino also performs in his own show in Branson, Missouri. Among his accomplishments is production of what is known as the ”Peace Series”, a collection of CDs featuring more subdued piano arrangements against a backdrop of nature sounds.
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- Composer: DINO
- Audio CD (July 1, 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: TAG Artist Group
- ASIN: B000GX56LO