Paolo Debenedetto

Graduate in Saxophone at the Music Conservatory “N. Piccinni” in Bari with honors, under the guidance of Mr Claudio Ceschini and graduate in Jazz Music, with Mr Roberto Ottaviano. Refined with the french concert musician Jean-Marie Londeix during his international music summer courses in Macerata.

Winner of several national music contests, he worked together, as a soloist and as orchestral, with the Symphony Orchestra of the Metropolitan City of Bari, the Petruzzelli Symphony Opera Foundation and Theaters of Bari, Teramos’s Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Mediterranea, Orchestra della Magna Grecia of Taranto, Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Daniel Oren - Rudolf Barshai - Luis Bacalov - Sacha Goetzel - Michele Marvulli - Rino Marrone – Marco Renzi - Gregorio Goffredo - Enzo Ferraris - Paolo Lepore - Nicola Scardicchio - etc..

He recorded for a large number of Radio-Televisions such as RAI, german SUDWESTFUNK and various private broadcasters, as well as Recording CDs for ENJA, 4 LAB, Morleoeditore, col legno, Kicco Music and others.

He performed different concerts on the compositions by: Salvatore Sciarrino, Franco Donatoni, Paolo Lepore, Luigi Morleo, Giampaolo Schiavo, Giuseppe Monopoli, Paolo Messa.

He collaborated with: Otis Murphy, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Daniels, Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, Bobby Watson, Dave Liebman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Javier Girotto, Tullio Depiscopo, Giorgio Gaslini, Dusko Goykovic, Tony Scott, Marcello Rosa, Roberto Ottaviano, Enrico Intra, Paolo Fresu, Maurizio Giammarco, Michael Moosmann, Enrico Rava, Pino Minafra, Gianluigi Trovesi, Bruno Tommaso, Willem Breuker, Michel Godard, Marco Tamburini, Piero Odorici, Mario Rosini, Fabrizio Bosso, Ute Lemper, Milena Vukotic , Michele Placido, Claudia Koll, Rossana Casale, Gino Paoli, Ornella Vanoni, Mariella Nava, e altri.

He performed abroad at: Berlin Philharmonie - Donaueschinger Musiktage (Germany), Jazzfestival Saalfelden (Austria), La Villette Jazz Festival Paris, Sacred Music Festival of St. Denis, concert broadcast live on Radio France , La Seine Musicale Paris - Europe Jazz Festival of Le Mans - Lille Opera (France), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (England), West University Faculty of "Music and Theater" in Timisoara (Romania), Superior Conservatory of Music de Vigo (Spain), etc.

He is Saxophone Professor at Conservatorio di Musica di Stato “Niccolò Piccinni” in Bari.

Instruments
played
Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.

The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.

Sopranino Saxophone
Super Action 80 Series II sopranino saxophone
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