Paolo Pavan inizia i suoi studi musicali sul piano sin da giovanissimo. Studia musica classica al Conservatorio e si diploma in pianoforte con la  pianista Velia De Vita, si perfeziona poi con il maestro russo Konstantin Bogino. Stefano Sabatini, Riccardo Biseo, Bruno Tommaso, Kenny Barron sono i suoi maestri di Jazz. Suona con diverse band della capitale  vari generi musicali: pop, rock , jazz,  musica leggera, collaborando  anche alla realizzazione di progetti discografici. Partecipa a diversi festival musicali tra cui l’Eddie Lang Jazz festival, Isola Liri jazz festival, Festival Appio Claudio, Fabbricando festival, Jazz It Festival, Se telefonando festival e nel 2000 ? finalista al TIM torneo internazionale di musica. Nel 2000 prepara un concerto per solo pianoforte che tiene  in occasione del “IV Festival Internazionale di Pianoforte e Musica da Camera” presso l’Accademia Angeli ca Costantiniana. Questo concerto ? il prodotto di uno studio sulle improvvisazioni jazzistiche su brani classici. Nel 2003 inizia la collaborazione con il sassofonista Davide Marinacci realizzando “Inside”, “Looking For A Way Out” e “The Swing Of Things” progetti discografici autoprodotti di brani jazz originali. Dal 2003 fornisce  consulenze musicali in diversi programmi televisivi della RAI TV.


Paolo Pavan was born in Rome in 1970. He has been studying music since he was a child, soon was dazzled by jazz music having as teachers musicians like Stefano Sabatini and Riccardo Biseo. He attended a training in composition and electronic music with Michelangelo Lupone. He achieved the degree in piano and pursued his classical studies with Kostantin Bogino. In 2000 achieves an ethnomusicology degree at Sapienza University. In 2008 participates in the workshop of the pianist Kenny Barron at the Tuscia Jazz festival. Since late 80s he has been playing with several folk, rock, pop and jazz band in Rome and collaborate in studio recordings projects. He played in numerous musical festivals like “The Eddie Lang Jazz festival”, “Fabbricando festival”,  “Se telefonando festival”. In 2000 was finalist for the “TIM international music festival”. In 2002 he performs the concert for piano:”Jazz improvisation on classical theme” at Accademia Angelica Costantiniana for the”IV Festival Internazionale di Pianoforte e Musica da Camera”. In 2003 he meets the tenor saxophone Davide Marinacci with whom starts playing T.Monk , J.Coltrane music for many jazz clubs in the capital. The feeling between the two artists is so strong that they will be influencing each other for the next years. In 2004 he starts recording original jazz composition that will be collected in three CD “Inside” “Looking for way out” and “The Swing of Things” Since 2003, has been providing consultancy for RAI italian TV.

Paolo Pavan Quartet is an ensemble founded in 2000 when I met saxophonist and friend David Marinacci , it was season for studying and performing historical jazz masterpieces which led us to set up our first quartet with Fabrizio Boccardelli and Marco Roccuzzo. This was such exciting experience that we came up with the idea of writing original compositions. Hence we realized the first self-produced cd “Inside” it didn’t draw the attention of Italian Jazz labels but we knew that it wasn’t that bad, so we seize the chance of publishing with Jamendo, a creative commons label that was just born. Since now the record has been downloaded in many country of the world and we have discovered  there are people who appreciate our music and wrote heartstring  reviews  like this:

“This is acoustic modern jazz – but its a modern form of “old school jazz”, reminding me sometimes of the early Miles Davis compositions.  The slow tracks show a very sensitive approach to the musical material, the faster ones are strong and full of ideas.”

The experience encouraged me and Davide in keep on writing music so in 2009 followed “Looking For A Way Out” and now, thanks to all my travel buddys, the last work “The Swing Of Things”, still good stylish jazz but with funk, pop, folk digression .I hope you all will enjoy it and join us in concert. Keep in touch!