Biography

Young french musician originally from Lyon, New York/Paris based, multitasker Paco Andreo embraces a wide panel of skills. As well as being part of many different projects as a demanded sideman, in different kinds of jazz, he is also regularly commissioned by classical chamber ensembles to compose sur-mesure pieces in addition to his arrangement work for big-bands.

After graduating at the Chambéry conservatoire in 2013, he attended to the Paris conservatoire, « jazz and improvised musics » departement. He had the opportunity to meet numerous inspiring musicians, as well at school in master-classes, as in his professional life in Paris and beyond. He graduated bachelor with highest honours in june 2017.

As a travel lover, he is really active on the european scene since 2013. It have been saw in festivals like North Sea Jazz Festival (nl), Montreux Jazz Festival (ch), Jazz is Back Festival (Croatia), Torino Jazz festival, Isernia Jazz festival (it), Kongsberg Jazz festival (Norway), Brosella jazz and folk (Belgium), and many european clubs like Bix Jazz Club in Stuttgart, Birdseye Jazz Club in Basel, Sazz'n Jazz in Brussels...etc

Photography Paco Andreo

He released his debut double album under his name in december 2017, Hopper's Tales, featuring his quartet « P4ctet » and the « Discorde » string quartet.

He is part of the Focus Year 2017/18 program in Basel, where he plays with numerous inspiring musicians such as Theo Bleckmann, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Django Bates, Guillermo Klein, Avishai Cohen, Jeff Ballard, Dave Holland, Joshua Redman, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Mark Turner...

Based in New York since september 2018, he pursues his studies at Manhattan School of Music developing his projects in parallel, namely his brand new trio (ft. Étienne Renard and Jeff Ballard), his grand ensemble (a x √R +15 with Hugo Van Rechem) and his quartet, P4ctet, not forgetting about differents sollicitations for composing/arranging for diverse chamber ensemble and larger.