• Paolo Orlandi

Paolo Orlandi

"Paolo has always been a gifted, swinging, sensitive drummer and all around musician. He also possesses a brilliant mind and he is a great teacher." John Patitucci

A tour of the world that starts from Milan and ends in Geneva, passing through the United States and the Middle East. Back in Europe after almost 15 years, Paolo Orlandi begins his musical studies between Milan - a student of Tony Arco at the Civica Scuola di Jazz - and New York. During his New York years he shares the stage with numerous artists, among which stand out the collaborations with John Patitucci. He also plays with Anthony Wonsey, Ray Gallon, Ed Cherry, Marco Panascia, Marco Pignataro, the CCNY orchestra of Mike Holober and many others. His drums studies continue under the tutoring of Nasheet Waits, Adam Cruz, Portiño and Tony Moreno. Also active in the academic field, Paolo is an adjunct professor of jazz history and drums instructor at the City College of New York. In 2013 Paolo moves to Beirut establishing partnerships with musicians from the MENA region performing in Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece and Egypt. He continues his academic activity as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut, teaching classes of history and aesthetics of jazz, Hip Hop and American Popular music. Since 2016 he lives in Geneva and keeps his schedule busy playing with many international musicians including Ben Kraef, Moncef Genoud, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Nicolas Masson, Andrea Dulbecco, Alessio Menconi, Larry Porter, Franco Cerri, Arthur Satyan, the trio of Simone Daclon. He co-lead with pianist Gregor Ftičar the trio “North-East”, which will release its first album on Unit Records in September 2020. Currently drum teacher at the ETM of Geneva, consultant at the Conservatoire Populaire of the Swiss city and at the AMR of Geneva, Paolo serves as also guest faculty with Jazz Education Abroad founded by Gene Aitken since five years, published articles on jazz drums on Drumhead Magazine and endorses Canopus Drums.

Un giro del mondo che parte da Milano e termina a Ginevra, passando per gli Stati Uniti ed il Medio Oriente. Di ritorno in Europa dopo quasi 15 anni, Paolo Orlandi si è forma musicalmente tra Milano, allievo di Tony Arco alla Civica Scuola di Jazz, e New York. Durante gli anni Newyorkesi collabora con numerosi artisti americani tra cui spiccano le collaborazioni con i gruppi di John Patitucci. Suona anche con Anthony Wonsey, Ray Gallon, Ed Cherry, Marco Panascia, Marco Pignataro, le orchestre del City College condotte da Mike Holober e moltissimi altri artisti. Inoltre continua i suoi studi di strumento con Nasheet Waits, Adam Cruz, Portiño e Tony Moreno. Attivo anche nell’ambito accademico Paolo è professore aggiunto di storia del jazz e batteria al City College of New York tra il 2008 e il 2012. Nel 2013 trasferitosi in Libano collabora con molti musicisti dell’area Mediterranea suonando in Libano, Turchia, Cipro, Grecia ed Egitto e continua la sua attività accademica come Visiting Assistant Professor all’Università Americana di Beirut, insegnando classi di storia ed estetica della musica jazz e Hip Hop. Dal 2016 risiede nelle vicinanze di Ginevra. Numerose le collaborazioni con musicisti internazionali tra i quali Ben Kraef, Moncef Genoud, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Nicolas Masson, Andrea Dulbecco, Alessio Menconi, Larry Porter, Franco Cerri, Arthur Satyan, Gregor Ftičar ed il trio di Simone Daclon attivo da più di dieci anni. Attualmente insegnante di batteria all’ETM di Ginevra e consulente esterno al Conservatorio Popolare della città elvetica, Paolo è docente di batteria nell’associazione americana Jazz Education Abroad fondata da Gene Aitken; scrive di batteria jazz sulla rivista Drumhead Magazine ed è endorser della marca di batterie giapponese Canopus.

Un tour du monde qui commence à Milan et se termine à Genève, en passant par les États-Unis et le Moyen-Orient. Paolo Orlandi s’est formé musicalement entre Milan, élève de Tony Arco à la “Civica Scuola di Jazz” et New York. Lors de ses années à New York, il a collaboré avec de nombreux artistes américains, notamment les groupes de John Patitucci. Il joue également avec Anthony Wonsey, Ray Gallon, Ed Cherry, Marco Panascia, Marco Pignataro, les orchestres de Mike Holober ainsi que de nombreux autres artistes. Également actif dans le domaine académique, Paolo est également professeur adjoint d’histoire du jazz et du batterie au City College de New York. En 2013, Paolo déménage au Liban, il joue avec de nombreux musiciens du spectacle en Méditerranée en Liban, Turquie, Chypre, la Grèce et l’Egypte et a poursuivi sa carrière universitaire en tant que professeur adjoint invité à la prestigieuse université américaine de Beyrouth, des cours d’enseignement de l’histoire et l’esthétique de jazz et de musique Hip Hop. Depuis 2016, il vit près de Genève. De nombreux partenariats stables avec des musiciens international tels que Ben Kraef, Moncef Genoud, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Nicolas Masson, Franco Cerri, Andrea Dulbecco, Alessio Menconi, Arthur Satyan, Gregor Ftičar et le trio de Simon Daclon, Paolo est également très actif en tant que sideman. Actuellement professeur de batterie à l’ETM de Genève, Paolo est un collaborateur permanent de l’association américaine Jazz Education Abroad fondée par Gene Aitken et contributeur dans le magazine spécialisé de batterie Drumhead Magazine et endorse par Canopus Drums

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Gregor Ftičar / Paolo Orlandi “North East”
AMR Jazz Festival - Recorded Live on Radio Television Suisse

La Note Bleue vous présente aujourdʹhui, exceptionnellement en une seule émission!... lʹintégralité des concerts du Festival de lʹAMR 2020! Pour la raison tristement simple quʹune seule soirée a pu avoir lieu, et ce de haute lutte... Lʹoccasion de déguster dʹautant plus ces deux moments dʹexception que furent les prestations de North East, lʹexcellent trio du batteur Paolo Orlandi, et du groupe Acoustic Unity du Norvégien Gard Nilssen. Avec, en guise de cerise sur le gâteau, un extrait dʹun concert fribourgeois récent dʹun des... absents de cette année, le pianiste Kenny Barron.

Gregor Ftičar - piano
Arne Huber - bass
Paolo Orlandi - drums

Simone Daclon Trio / Light Gravity

SIMONE DACLON TRIO / LIGHT GRAVITY

Simone Daclon - Piano
Marco Vaggi - Bass
Paolo Orlandi - Drums

Paolo Orlandi and Ben Kreaf

Ben Kraef - Paolo Orlandi duo

Ben Kraef - Sax
Paolo Olandi - Drums


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Andrea Dulbecco - Vibes
Giovanni Ceccarelli - Piano
Salvatore Maiore - Bass
Paolo Orlandi - Drums

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