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

OVERLAND jazz trio

concert on Møn

2 July 2022 at 20:00

We are happy to invite you to the first concert at Paolo's place on Møn, where we have created a small intimate venue and for the first concert we of course present Paolo's Jazz Trio with the great album OVERLAND with Thommy Andersson on double bass and Marcello di Leonardo on drums.

The music presented this evening will be full of sun, wind, high skies and green fields - perfect for the opening concert on beautiful Møn!

There is a limited number of seats in the studio, so we encourage you to buy a ticket already now. We open the doors one hour before, so please feel welcome to arrive before and go for a walk in the fields, sit on the terrace with a glass of wine, look around the gardens and enjoy the high summer with us.

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Artwork:Katrine Krog Russo

Bandoneon solo Vol. IV - Close up

15 June 2022

On 15 June 2022 the pianist, bandoneonist and composer Paolo Russo presents his fourth release in the series of solo bandoneon albums. With "Close • up", Paolo Russo keeps exploring the vast Jazz Standard tradition by presenting 12 well-known classics from "The great American songbook", completely re-arranged by himself. On this 4th album of his bandoneon solo series, he fully unfolds his musical maturity and reveals once again his unique approach to the bandoneon in an intimate and close album, mixing evocative melodies and free improvisation, through rhythmic playing, harmonic complexity and personal touch.

RELEASE concert: 15 June 20:00 at Bartof Station CPH, DK

Click to listen and purchase on BANDCAMP


PRESS release - DANSK



- 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.