Paolo was born in Milan in 1980. After getting the diploma at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan and the graduation with honours at the Bocconi University in “Management of the Arts, Culture and Communication”, he devoted himself to jazz music. Winning the prize as best young musician at the Breda Jazz Festival in NL in 2004 he has been invited 5 times to Japan for touring with an international band. He joined the “National Prize of the Arts 2007” organized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, winning a special prize of the Jury (composed by Giorgio Gaslini, Paolo Fresu and Angelo Lazzeri). Defined “the best jazz pianist rising internationally” by the critic and journalist Franco Fayenz, he reached the second position in the “Top Jazz 2007” referendum organized by the jazz magazine “Musica Jazz” as “Best New Talent” and the first one in the popular referendum “Italian Jazz Awards 2007” as “Brand New Jazz Act”. Paolo performed with musicians well known in the jazz scene (Dan Barrett, Lillian Boutté, Tullio De Piscopo, Isla Eckinger, Dusko Goykovich, Dick Hyman, George Robert, Paolo Tomelleri). Besides giving concerts in Italy as well as abroad he also teaches “Musical Culture” at the Bocconi University in Milan inside the course of “Management of the Arts, Culture and Communication”.