bandoneonist, pianist & composer
A journey across Italian flavours, classical tones, Nordic landscapes, free improvisations, with a distant echo of Argentinean tango
Sunday 12 February 2023 at 16:00
We are proud and happy to present the Brazilian pianist and singer Clarice Assad during her winter jazz tour in Denmark
This evening offers a rare visit from a Brazilian multi-talent - The Grammy-nominated singer, pianist and composer, playing her own music and interpreting the wonderful music of Milton Nascimento with some of the finest jazz musicians.
Jesper Bodilsen (DEN): Double bass
Johan Dynnesen (DEN): Drums
Paolo Russo (ITA): Bandoneon
Get ready to an evening of profound inspiration, through the mesmerizing music universe of Milton Nascimento, interpreted by one of the finest Brazilian artists of the moment: Clarice Assad.
21 January 2023 at 16:00
Italian jazz at its finest from two musical equilibrists, great playmates and friends.
We have invited the fabulous resident Sicilian pianist, composer and accordionist, Francesco Calì, to come and play a duo concert with Paolo at Paolo's Jazz Club.
Paolo and Francesco have been playing together in Paolo’s Trio, Band Au Neon for many years, performing many concerts around Europe and have released 3 albums.
On this occasion, it will be presented as a more intimate duo format, where Francesco Calì and Paolo Russo will interpret the music from their successful albums, as well as recently composed original tunes and classical evergreens from the Italian and Latin jazz repertoire.
In November 2019 Paolo went to Novi Sad, Serbia to record his first concerto for Bandoneon and Chamber Orchestra . Click here or on the picture below to see a 3-min. promo-video, where you get an idea of the atmosphere and intensity of the concerto. A vibrant, strong and authentic expression of Paolo's musical vision and ongoing dedication to creating new original music for bandoneon.
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"My deepest appreciation goes to all those who have participated in this project, starting from the beautiful musicians of the Zrenjaninski Kamerni Orkestar, the entire audio recording crew at Studio M and the video recording crew, led by Srecko Milosavljevic. Very special thanks to the conductor, Thommy Andersson, to the executive producer, Lelo Nika, to the orchestra manager, Roman Bugar and to the assistant Katrine Krog Russo."
Click on the pictures below or visit Paolo's Bandcamp website to stream the music from his classical album "Clavicembalisti Italiani", his solo bandoneon album "Songs from the Forest", and the wonderful "Fellini Goes Jazz", an album dedicated to the music of the great Nino Rota. Please go to the Media and shop page to learn more about where to purchase Paolo's music or you are always welcome to contact us directly at email@example.com.
On this solo piano album, Paolo Russo revisits his musical roots through the beautiful works of Scarlatti, Zipoli, Galuppi, Pampani, Legati and Croce. All wonderful composers from the Baroque era writing for clavicembalo - on the album interpreted and played on piano with the unique artistic expression of Russo, which gives new life to the timeless compositions.
The album is dedicated to the memory of Rachele Marchegiani ("La Signora"), Paolo's old piano teacher
This is the third release in the series of solo bandoneon albums from Paolo Russo. The first album contained jazz standards (2016); the second album (2017) featured newly composed music (including the bandoneon sheet music)
The third bandoneon solo album presents original material, melodic and “cantabile”, composed and improvised by Paolo Russo.
The inspiration from the forest can be perceived throughout the whole album, where Paolo's atmospheric melodies and free improvisations remind the listener of the power and eternal force of nature.
Paolo Russo takes the listener on a journey through some of the most famous themes from Fellini's masterpieces, "Amarcord", "La Dolce Vita" and "8 e 1/2", as well as a selection of melodies from the unforgettable soundtrack of "The Godfather".
This outstanding music material is re-interpreted, re-arranged and presented by Paolo Russo and his quintet in two suites, the "Fellini Suite" and the "Godfather Suite", recorded live during the 2013 Copenhagen Jazz Festival at Jazzhus Montmartre.
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Here you can watch more than 100 videos spanning from Paolo playing with symphony orchestra, classical trio, jazz duo - quintet, and not least his solo videos showing his technique and groundbreaking works on the bandoneon. From the intimacy of his studio to some of the most prestigious stages in the world.