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 trombone player, 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 » department. 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 honors in June 2017.

Considering travel a fuel for his art, 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 was part of the Focus Year 2017/18 program in Basel, where he plays with numerous inspiring musicians such as Theo Bleckmann, Steve Swallow, 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, for a master degree at Manhattan School of Music, he is touring with his projects between Europe and USA, namely his brand new trio (ft. Etienne Renard and Jeff Ballard), his grand ensemble (a x √R +15 with Hugo Van Rechem) and his quartet, P4ctet, not forgetting about different solicitations to compose/arrange for diverse chamber ensemble and larger.