Al Di Meola (born Al Laurence Dimeola July 22, 1954 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an acclaimed American jazz fusion and Latin guitarist, composer, and record producer. With a musical career that has spanned more than three decades, he has become respected as one of the most influential guitarists in jazz to date. Albums such as Friday Night in San Francisco have earned him both artistic amd commercial success with a solid fan base throughout the world.
Di Meola grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey, and attended Bergenfield High School. He is now a resident of Bergen County, New Jersey.