bandoneonist, pianist & composer


Welcome to Paolo Russo's music universe

A journey across Italian flavours, classical tones, Nordic landscapes, free improvisations, with a distant echo of Argentinean tango

NEW album OUT 17 June 


17 June 2021

17th June 2021 Paolo Russo & Nuevo Trío Porteño releases their 3rd album. An album reflecting the years the trio was active on the international jazz-scene with all original music composed and performed by the members of the trio: Diego Sandullo, guitar; Ricardo Cánepa, contrabass; Paolo Russo, bandoneon.

The music vibrates with a deep resounding, joyful and reflective atmosphere with strong colours from Argentine and Italian folklore, world music and jazz.

Click to listen and purchase on BANDCAMP

Click to watch short introduction movie



artwork: Francesca Di Lino

Playground - Paolo Russo solo in the studio

17 September 2020

On September 17th 2020 Paolo's 17th album was released on the American label Odradek Records.

In this solo work, Paolo expresses his music vision both playing the piano and the bandoneon (with the occasional colour of percussion and keyboards), both as solo instruments and combined together as well: 17 tunes of newly composed and improvised material, unveiling a more intimate and playful side of Paolo’s unique music universe.

The album is available on numerous digital platforms, 

Click to listen and purchase on Amazon

Listen and read more about the album on Odradek's website:

Presentation Paolo Russo's album Playground

artwork: Tommaso Tuzj 


- recording with Chamber Orchestra in Serbia

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 info@paolorusso.com

Clavicembalisti Italiani

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 

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Songs from the Forest

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. 

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Fellini Goes Jazz

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.