Paolo Vicari – Drummer
He first studied piano at 6, but he soon changed for drums at the music school “G. Pascoli” of Enna, studying under the guidance of Salvatore Borzillieri. With the Orchestra Didattica “G.Pascoli” he wins numerous national awards.
He loves Jazz, thanks in the first place to the presence of Giovanni Mazzarino, teacher at the Accademia Musicale Siciliana “Nino Rota” (after named “Enzo Randisi”).
In 2012 he starts to study Jazz at the Conservatory “A. Scarlatti” of Palermo, where he graduates in Drums and Jazz Percussions.
He has been the only italian drummer chosen by the KUG Jazz Institute of Graz (Austria) in the year 2014/2015 where he studied with the american drummer Howard Curtis and the serbian trumpet player Stjepko Gut.
In october 2015 he enters in the Orchestra Jazz Siciliana.
In november 2016 he becomes Jazz Drums teacher at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Arturo Toscanini” of Ribera (AG).
In october 2018 he is Jazz Drums teacher at the Scuola Popolare di Musica The Brass Group of Palermo.
Drummer in Roy Paci’s show “CARAPACE”.
He won various awards in jazz music: Premio “Pippo Ardini”, Premio “Benedetto Albanese”, Premio “Salvatore Gioia”, Premio “G. Raciti”, Premio “Marco Tamburini”.
He has participated to many national and international music festivals, as: Toronto Jazz Festival (Canada), Gouvy Jazz & Blues Festival (Belgium), Pisa Jazz Festival, Vittoria Jazz Festival, Castelbuono Jazz Festival, Taormina Jazz Festival.
He collaborated with many important jazz musicians, as: Bobby Watson, Russel Malone, Patti Austin, Fabrizio Bosso, Rosario Giuliani, Maurizio Giammarco, Eddy Palermo, Humberto Amésquita, Camille Bertault, Luca Aquino, Giorgio Rosciglione, Enrico Pierannunzi, Dino Rubino, Yoni Zelnik, Olaf Polziehn, Bertil Strandberg, Stjepko Gut, Roberta Gambarini, Francesca Tandoi, Becki Biggins, Monica Mancini, Gregg Field, Carolina Bubbico, Sandro Zerafa, Tom Gaebel, Karim Hammar.