Paulo Morello is considered one of the most versatile jazz guitarists in Europe. Together with Grammy winner Leny Andrade or Bossa Nova forefather Johnny Alf, Morello has made guest appearances at the most important European and South American jazz festivals. He passed his baptism of fire in the Hammond Trio as a sideman of the legendary Jimmy Smith, whom he accompanied on his last European tour.
With his trio “Hammond Eggs” Morello toured internationally with soloists Randy Brecker and Bob Mintzer. In the successful “Night of Jazz Guitars” project, he played with guitar legends such as the late Larry Coryell and Pat Martino.
He has also worked with Paul Kuhn, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira, Ivan Lins, Raul de Souza, André Ceccarelli, Martin Taylor, Jim Mullen, Don Menza, Howard Alden, Roberta Gambarini and the orchestras of the WDR and BR.
Currently, Morello performs extensively with his “Sambop” quartet, his trio with Belgian guitar legend Philip Catherine, and his duo with Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius.
“Paulo Morello's guitar sounds as if George Benson had moved to Rio de Janeiro” says AZ Munich.
Morello is artistic director of the Jazz Institute Berlin and teaches there as a professor of jazz guitar.
Reasons enough to hire Paulo Morello as a lecturer for my annual Workshop for Jazz Guitar and Vocals in Bolzano/Italy, which I have been holding there since 2013.
Since 2016 he has been passing on his extensive knowledge of the jazz guitar to the participants with a lot of good humor and esprit. Because I always provide my inventory guitars to try out at this workshop, Paulo gladly took the opportunity to play them at the sessions. I guess that's where he got infected with the “Sunday Virus”, and so he then had a J16H Brigit built by me in 2022.