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With musical influences from rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, classical and latin music, Mario's compositional output is quite eclectic.  He has done award winning TV and Radio projects for Chrysler, Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, McDonalds, K Mart, MTV just to name a few.  Also longer form projects for The Henry Ford Foundation, United Way, United Foundation, UAW, Ford Design, 1996 Soccer Olympics Opening Ceremony and many more.

  Mario has composed and produced two C.D. releases, and is currently working on final stages of the third release. His first, "Scenes From The Reality" was praised as a stirring message for the heart and mind. Mario again shines with his skillful songwriting, arranging and storytelling in his most recent release "RADIO".  These releases show beyond a shadow of a doubt the musical growth and maturity of this  veteran musician, performer, producer and composer.

   Mario Resto was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and grew up in the Detroit area.  His guitar playing began at age seven and later he took up drums, piano, bass and singing.  He began composing musical pieces and songs at age fourteen. Through the following years he would perform his music with "Boy Smiling", a band he formed with his younger brother (Oscar Award Winner) Luis Resto.  Having studied at the University of Michigan under Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning composer Bill Bolcom, Mario opened up his compositional abilities even more. Winning numerous awards for his post-scoring and national broadcast commercial creativity. His first single on Atlantic Records "Miami" was recognized in Billboard Magazine as possessing, "distinctive writing and arranging".

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