Paulo Stagnaro Quartet
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Paulo Stagnaro, a rising percussionist and composer, is quickly establishing both a national and international reputation. Stagnaro began playing piano, cello, and many folkloric Latin American instruments at a young age. After attending a percussion camp, and the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, he began to take a more serious interest in music. Since then, he has performed with some of the biggest names in the Latin and jazz worlds.
Stagnaro traveled extensively while attending Berklee College of Music from 2005-2009, representing the school with his band, La Timbistica. They graced the stages at the jazz festivals in Monterey, California; Springfield, Massachusetts (Hoop City); Saratoga, New York; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and Newport, Rhode Island, among other places. While leading this group, La Timbistica received a 2008 DownBeat magazine award for Jazz Group of the Year in the collegiate category.
In 2012, Stagnaro made the move to Brooklyn, New York, where he is currently based. Since his arrival, he has become a force on the creative music scene. He is a part of the Pedro Giraudo and Alon Yavnai big band orchestras, as well the Ralph Peterson Fo’Tet, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet. He is currently producing a percussion-based film score for the upcoming documentary, Secundaria.
This event is free and open to the public.