Sam Decker 9pm
Paint Night 6:30pm
Paolo starts studying classical guitar at age 9 and then falls in love with jazz at age 15. He takes private lessons with Sandro Di Pisa until he is accepted at “Civici Corsi di Jazz” under the guidance of maestri Franco Cerri, Enrico Intra and Riccardo bianco, all legends of the Milanese jazz scene. During his studies at “Civici Corsi di Jazz” he is awarded with the opportunity to perform several times for the “Break in Jazz” festival and the “ Serate in Musica”(musical evenings) both directly organized and sponsored by the Milan City Hall. Thanks to these performances he receives reviews from some of the most important newspapers, including the local page of Italy’s bestseller “Corriere della Sera”.
In the summer of 2007 he wins a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he enrolls in May 2008, right after concluding his philosophical studies at the “Universita’ Degli Studi” of Milan.
At Berklee he studies with the international jazz legends Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller and Dave Santoro and he gets to perform and record with some of the most promising young talents of the East Coast Scene like Clay Lyons, Jared Henderson, Tamir Shmerling, Massimo Buonanno, Pasquale Strizzi, David Neves, Alex Smith, Roberto Giaquinto and many others.
Paolo currently resides in New York City where he teaches guitar, writes music, records and performs with several bands in clubs and venues of NYC and surroundings.
He performed with bassist Marco Panascia, with whom he played two concerts in Seoul South Korea, Ada Rovatti Brecker, Tony Grey, Lionel Cordew, Albert Marques, Dannis Hernandez,Walter Stinson, Brian Fishler, Hailey Niswanger (Esperanza Spalding)etc etc.
Paolo combines his love for contemporary American jazz with his passion for film scores, classical music and Italian music giving birth to a sound that brings together melodic simplicity and rhythmic complexity.
According to Tim Miller’s words: “Paolo is a very accomplished guitarist with a great deal of playing experience. He is an excellent improviser and composer with wonderful musical ideas and technique. He had very high ratings during his time at Berklee and was respected greatly by his peers. He is an open minded musician with great potential.”
Thirsty Thursday Trivia 8 PM
Are You Smarter Than Mona Mour? Prizes ! Booze ! Food !Find out every Thursday at 8pm when the Brooklyn and PTown drag starlet Mona Mour hosts a free team trivia game at Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights. Will your team walk away the winner or will Mona stump you with her vast knowledge? Prizes for first, second, and last place! Grab some grub and guzzle some booze as you put your brains to the test. Weekly at 8pm. Free.
The charming and debonair Mr. Wonderful hosts this evening of Karaoke featuring everything from country favorites to pop-classics, every Thursday at Branded Saloon