Paolo Vinaccia

Paolo Vinaccia (b 27 March 1954 in Italy) is an Italian composer, jazz drummer and percussionist. He has lived in Norway since 1979.

Vinaccia has worked with Terje Rypdal, Bendik Hofseth, Jan Eggum, Knut Reiersrud (in Four Roosters), Gisle Torvik, Ole Amund Gjersvik and Jonas Fjeld to mention a few. He has also toured and recorded with Palle Mikkelborg, Mike Mainieri, Jon Christensen and David Darling, as well as Arild Andersen. With the latter he performed at the London Jazz Festival 2008, with a stellar international trio featuring the Scot Tommy Smith[1][3][5]

Vinaccia has contributed on more than 100 albums,[1] and together with Terje Rypdal he composed the commissioned work for the Canal Street jazz and blues festival in Arendal in 2006. The concert was set up with the band and four male choir on four Colin Archer’s.