Alan Pasqua

Alan Pasqua, Chairman of Jazz Studies at USC, was born in New Jersey and began studying piano at the age of seven, playing both classical and jazz. He attended Indiana University and received his bachelor's degree in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory. While performing a concert at Carnegie Hall, Pasqua met the legendary drummer Tony Williams. Pasqua was asked to join The New Tony Williams Lifetime along with guitarist Allan Holdsworth. After recording two “Lifetime” albums for Columbia Records, Pasqua relocated in Los Angeles. His career in L.A. broadened as he started playing with more rock and pop artists. He has been a member of the bands of Bob Dylan and Santana. Some of his other album and touring credits include: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Queen Latifa, and Rod Stewart. In addition, he has worked with composers John Williams, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, Jerry Goldsmith and Henry Mancini and on motion picture soundtracks. In addition, Alan composed the soundtrack for Disney’s hit movie, The Waterboy, starring Adam Sandler.

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Twin Bill: Two Piano...

2012
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Standards
Standards
Fuzzy Music
2008
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Standards

2007
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The Antisocial Club
The Antisocial Club
Cryptogramophone
2007
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My New Old Friend
My New Old Friend
Cryptogramophone
2005
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Milagro
Milagro
Postcards
2000
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