Paolo Pavan was born in Rome in 1970. He has been studying music since he
was a child and was soon dazzled by jazz music, having as teachers musicians like
Stefano Sabatini and Riccardo Biseo. He attended training in composition and
electronic music with Michelangelo Lupone and achieved a degree in piano whilst pursuing his classical studies with Kostantin Bogino.
Since the late 80s Paolo has been playing with several folk, rock, pop and jazz bands in
Rome and collaborated in studio recordings projects. He has played in numerous
musical festivals like The Eddie Lang Jazz festival, Fabbricando festival,
and the Se telefonando festival.
In 2000 he was finalist for the TIM international music festival. Two years later he
performed the concert for piano, "Jazz improvisation on classical theme" at
Accademia Angelica Costantiniana for the IV Festival Internazionale di
Pianoforte e Musica da Camera.
Paolo achieved a second degree in ethnomusicology at Sapienza University and later on participated in the workshop of the pianist Kenny Barron at the Tuscia Jazz
It was after meeting the tenor saxophonist Davide Marinacci that they started playing and re-working classics from T Monk and J Coltrane in jazz clubs around the capital. The feeling
between the two artists was so strong that they have, and continue to influence each other for a number of years.
Paolo also regularly consults for RAI television programs.