Paolo Paliaga

For years, carries on his work as a composer and a performer on the national and international scene with different formations. With his group “Alboran Trio” ,”Paolo Paliaga Quartet” and “Horizon Quartet” has recorded a dozen CDs. He studied jazz piano with, Sante Palumbo, Arrigo Cappelletti and Enrico Pieranunzi. He has composed soundtracks performed live for several films including “The Mother” by Vsevolod I. Pudovkin and “Peter Pan” by Brenon (1924). He lived a few years in France, where he collaborated with French musicians and recorded a CD with the goup “Faena”. He has played in several of the most important jazz festivals in Europe: “London Jazz Festival” and “Brecon Jazz Festival” in the UK, “Rome Jazz Festival”, Bergamo and Padova Jazz Festival in Italy, the “San Javier Festival” and “Madrid Jazz Festival” in Spain among others. With Alboran Trio was selected from among the eight best new jazz trio in Europe Award in Monaco, the BMW Welt. Again with Alboran Trio has played in Bulgaria, Turkey, Albania, Norway and Austria. It was the first Italian group to have an exclusive contract with the prestigious German label ACT. In 2008, the music critic Franco Fayenz called his trio “the musical event of the year.” He has collaborated with musicians such as Enrico Rava, Barbara Casini, Gianni Basso, Ares Tavolazzi and others. In recent years, he is producing concerts of solo piano and has participated several times in the radio show “Inventions for two voices” of Rai Radio 3 curated and designed by Pino Saulo. His musical research continues especially with Alboran Trio, in Piano solo and in the duo of pianos with classical pianist Roberto Plano.

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