PAOLO PORTA - sax alto

Plays saxophone, writes music, teaches, leads his own bands , plays as a sideman since 1991 > Private studies with Alfredo Ponissi > Scholarship recipient from 1990 up to 1991 at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Studied in USA with Hal Crook , Richard Evans, Fred Lipsius and George Garzone > Attended Greg Osby, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Steve Grossman workshops > Over the years he won many important awards and prestigious recognitions > Performed in clubs and jazz festivals through Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany,USA, Palestine, Bosnia, United Kingdom, Poland > Played live with: Antonio Faraò, Luigi Bonafede, Stefano Battaglia, Rosario Bonaccorso, Furio Di Castri, Ares Tavolazzi, Emanuele Cisi, Andy Gravish, Fabrizio Bosso,Gianluca Petrella, Alfredo De La Fe, Rachel Gould, Steve Grossman, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Manhu Roche, Francesco Sotgiu, Flavio Boltro, Anatoly Vapirov, Yurij Kuz,Steve Coleman, Rossana Casale, Andy Gravish, Salvatore Bonafede, Maria Pia De Vito, Antonello Salis, Paolo Fresu, Nguyen Lè, Roberto Gatto, Eric Vloeimans, Pietro Tonolo,Fabio Morgera, Jon Balke, Karim Ziad, Danilo Rea > Recently english record company DDE released his first acclaimed CD "Deceptive Resolution" > From 2007 worked as professor assistant at Berklee in Umbria workshops > He's member of independent record company and artists collective "OZmotic" >