Salvatore "Torrie" Zito (12 October 1933, Utica, N.Y. – 3 December 2009, New York, N.Y.) was an American composer.
Zito studied at the Manhattan School of Music. As a free-lance composer and arranger, he joined Tony Bennett as his music director in 1972.
Zito wrote popular songs and numerous instrumental works, including several pieces for band. He is most widely known for his hugely popular work with John Lennon on the classic album Imagine, as string arranger. He wrote advertising jingles, including a famous one for Maxwell House, and background music for many television programs.
Works for Winds
- Brazilian Fantasy (1971)
- Holiday Fanfare & March (1970)
- Journey into Blue Rock
- La Fiesta de la Roca (1972)
- Major Bugaloo March
- Grimes, William. "Torrie Zito, Pianist and Arranger, Is Dead at 76." New York Times, 8 December 2009. Web. Accessed 30 July 2021
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