Born: May 20, 1970
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....
AwardsAll-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...
...Lighthearted strides, lush chordal structures and memorable melodies all brought together by Pacini's sophisticated touch...
...Burnin'... Joey DeFrancesco
...The cream of Portland's bebop crop, Phineas Newborn-esque pianist Tony Pacini...
...Fearless... Dave Frishberg
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