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Tony Pacini

Born: May 20, 1970    Primary Instrument: Piano

Tony Pacini

Tony Pacini Bio: A life in jazz.

The jazz piano artistry of Tony Pacini has been enthusiastically enjoyed by nightclub and festival audiences throughout the West coast as well as in his hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Born in Tokyo, Japan (May, 1970), while his father, (a consumate musician) was on the road at the time; pianist Tony Pacini came to Portland, Oregon as an infant. Tony's exposure to music began at an early age, having the added benefits of growing up in a musical family including three uncles, two aunts and a father all of whom were experienced musicians. A piano student since age 5, Tony led his first trio as a teenager, holding down weekends at a popular jazz spot....
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Awards:

All-tuition paid scholarship from jazz critic Leonard Feather, Berklee College of Music 1989.


What The Critics Say:

...Pacini is a master of his material. Stunning and impressive...
The Portland Tribune

...With his plentiful musical gifts he's something special...
Jazzscene Magazine

...Lighthearted strides, lush chordal structures and memorable melodies all brought together by Pacini's sophisticated touch...
The Oregonian

...Burnin'... Joey DeFrancesco

...The cream of Portland's bebop crop, Phineas Newborn-esque pianist Tony Pacini...
Willamette Week

...Fearless... Dave Frishberg

TONY PACINI DISCOGRAPHY - listed below -

CD Title: The Tony Pacini Trio: Live At Jimmy Mak's

Featuring: Tony Pacini-piano, Ed Bennett-bass, Tim Rap-drums.
Tracks:

  1. FREDDIE FREELOADER
  2. MAYBE SEPTEMBER
  3. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
  4. CHILD IS BORN
  5. LOVE FOR SALE
  6. BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
  7. BEYOND THE VEIL*
  8. FIRST LIGHT*
  9. BLUES/EMCEE CONCLUSION

CD Title: Tony Pacini, Piano A La Carte
Featuring: Tony Pacini - solo piano.
Tracks:

  1. DO NOTHIN' TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
  2. MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT
  3. EASTSIDE WESTSIDE
  4. BODY & SOUL
  5. EMILY
  6. GOLDEN BOY *
  7. IF YOU NEVER COME TO ME
  8. IF I LOVED YOU
  9. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
  10. PURE IMAGINATION
  11. LULLABY OF THE LEAVES
  12. SKYLARK
  13. GEORGIA
  14. COME SUNDAY
  15. GOODBYES *

CD Title: The Tony Pacini Trio, I'll Close My Eyes
Featuring: Tony Pacini-piano, Ed Bennett-bass, Tim Rap-drums.
Tracks:

  1. TIME TO SWING *
  2. SECRET LOVE
  3. PASTEL FOR TWO*
  4. I'LL REMEMBER APRIL
  5. THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG
  6. LINE FOR LYONS
  7. SONG FOR MARCI*
  8. B.T.*
  9. I'LL CLOSE MY EYES
  10. PHINEAS FROG'S HAIR*
  11. CHELSEA BRIDGE
  12. BLUES MEDLEY (SPEEDBALL/SPLANKY)
  13. YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING

CD Title: Live, An Evening With The Mel Brown Quartet
Featuring: Tony Pacini-piano, Dan Balmer-guitar, Ed Bennett-bass, Mel Brown-drums.
Tracks:

  1. DANDYISH
  2. PRELUDE TO A KISS
  3. YARDBIRD SUITE
  4. FIRST LIGHT
  5. ONE FOR JIMMY MAK
  6. MAY SONG
  7. THE MESSAGE
  8. SMILE
  9. TICONDEEP
  10. GONE WITH THE WIND

CD Title: Girl Talk
Featuring: Tony Pacini-piano, Dan Balmer-guitar, Ed Bennett-bass, Mel Brown-drums.
Tracks:

  1. BROWN BAGGIN'
  2. GIRL TALK
  3. NOW'S NOT THE TIME
  4. SILVERPLATED SONG
  5. JUST SQUEEZE ME
  6. OLDEST SON
  7. VENUS
  8. GOOD FRIDAY
  9. WALTZ FOR THEO
  10. MILESTONES

Other CDs featuring Tony Pacini listed below:

CD Title: Dan Faehnle "My Ideal"
Featuring:
Dan Faehnle-guitar,
Tony Pacini-piano,
Larry Fuller-piano,
Tom Grant-piano,
Ed Bennett-bass,
Mel Brown-drums,
Bobby Torres-percussion,
Curtis Craft-percussion.

CD Title: John Keyser "Compasino"
Featuring:
John Keyser-guitar,
Tony Pacini-piano,
Ed Bennett-bass,
Dick Berk-drums.

CD Title: Armonica: "From Me To You"
Featuring:
Armonica-vocals,
Tony Pacini-piano,
Dave Evans-sax,
Ben Wolfe-bass,
Ron Steen-drums,
Dan Balmer-guitar,
Dave Captein-bass.

CD Title: Sherry Newsom "I Wish You Love"
Featuring:
Sherry Newsome-vocals,
Tony Pacini-piano,
Randy Porter-piano,
Scott Steed-bass,
Renato Caranto-sax,
Tim Rap-drums.

CD Title: Kevin Deitz "Skylines"
Featuring:
Kevin Deitz-acc/elec bass,
Tony Pacini-piano,
George Mitchell-piano,
Mike Snyder-drums,
Warren Rand-alto,
Paul Mazzio-flugelhorn,
Renato Caranto-tenor.

CD Title: Carolyn Joyce "This Is Carolyn Joyce"
Featuring:
Carolyn Joyce-vocals,
Tony Pacini-piano/arr,
Ed Bennett-bass,
Tim Rap-drums.

CD Title: "Introducing Kate Davis"
Featuring:
Kate Davis-vocals/bass,
Tony Pacini-piano,
Dave Frishberg-piano,
Dan Gaynor-piano,
Tom Grant-piano,
Randy Porter-piano,
Dick Titterington-trumpet,
David Valdez-saxophone,
Drew Shoals-drums,
Ron Steen-drums,
Todd Strait-drums,
Gary Hobbs-drums,
Rebecca Kilgore-guitar/vocals,
Emma Davis-flute,
Griffin Gaffney-viola,
Boris Popadiuk-cello.

CD Title: Starr Padden "Swingin' With A Starr"
Featuring:
Starr Padden-vocals,
Tony Pacini-ARRANGER,
Eddie Wied-piano,
Lee Wuthenow-tenor,
Paul Mazzio-flugelhorn,
Tim Jensen-flute,
Skip Parente-violin,
Frank De La Rosa-bass,
Mel Brown-drums.

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Events Calendar

Date Venue Ticket
Apr16 Jimmy Mak's
Portland, OR
Apr18 Portland Prime
Portland, OR
Apr19 Portland Prime
Portland, OR
Apr23 Jimmy Mak's
Portland, OR
Apr25 Portland Prime
Portland, OR
Apr26 Portland Prime
Portland, OR
Apr30 Jimmy Mak's
Portland, OR

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