Paolo Alderighi
Milan, Italy
Added 10/5/2014

Paolo Alderighi was born on November 5, 1980, in Milan, Italy. He earned a degree in Piano Performance from the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan in 2000, and a degree in Economics for Arts, Culture and Media from Bocconi University in 2005.

Since 1996 he performed in Italy, USA, Japan, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, France, Ireland, Hungary, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, the United Kindom, Malta, and Morocco.

He reached the second position in the “Top Jazz 2007” referendum organized by the jazz magazine “Musica Jazz” as “Best New Talent” and first in the popular referendum “Italian Jazz Awards 2007” as “Brand New Jazz Act.”

He has recently recorded his fourth piano solo album and a trio album entitled “Around Broadway” for the label Abeat Jazz and joined many other recording sessions (Tiziana Ghiglioni “Non sono io” Philology, Karin Schmidt “German and American songs” Incipit Records, International Hot Jazz Quartet “Havin' A Ball” Arbors Records and “Still Havin' A Ball” Click Records, Alfredo Ferrario “Dedicated to Henghel” Philology, 5 CDs with the Japanese label Audio Park Records, Rebecca Kilgore Trio “Just Imagine” BlueSwing Recordings, and others).

He recorded a part of the soundtrack of the documentary of Ermanno Olmi regarding the artist Jannis Kounellis. He collaborated on the production of various cultural events.

Since 2011, he has been working on a four-hands piano project dedicated to classic jazz, swing, and ragtime with his wife, Stephanie Trick. They have performed together in Europe, the United States, and Japan. They have recorded two albums together, “Two for One” and “Sentimental Journey.”

He performed or recorded with musicians well known in the jazz scene (Howard Alden, John Allred, Joe Ascione, Alan Barnes, Dan Barrett, Gianni Basso, Ian Bateman, Dan Block, Lillian Boutté, Gianni Cazzola, Franco Cerri, Evan Christopher, Colin Dawson, Bruno De Filippi, Tullio De Piscopo, Isla Eckinger, Giovanni Falzone, Alfredo Ferrario, Jim Galloway, Sandro Gibellini, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Dusko Goykovich, Marty Grosz, Scott Hamilton, Eiji Hanaoka, Duke Heitger, Dick Hyman, Duffy Jackson, Tom Kirkpatrick, Eiji Kitamura, Jason Marsalis, Ed Metz, Jr., Luciano Milanese, Gabriele Mirabassi, Mauro Negri, Nicki Parrott, Lino Patruno, Ken Peplowski, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Polcer, Valery Ponomarev, Chuck Redd, Randy Reinhart, George Robert, Scott Robinson, Marcello Rosa, Randy Sandke, Antti Sarpila, Karin Schmidt, Frank Tate, Paolo Tomelleri, Warren Vaché, Bob Wilber, Roy Williams, Engelbert Wrobel, and others).
Since 2007, he has been teaching musical culture (Arts and Culture I) at Bocconi University for students in the department of the Master of Science in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment.

He received a special prize from the Jury at the “National Prize of the Arts 2007” organized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, in the “Jazz” category.