Triple Z co-owner Paul Guzzone is an award-winning composer, producer and musician whose work ranges from corporate events and commercials to theater, pop songwriting, recording and performance.
Paul’s music has been featured in national ad campaigns for Jaguar, Trident, Folgers and other major brands. He is highly respected in the corporate events business having created custom musical segments for Cadillac, Xerox, Toyota, IBM and Canon to name just a few. He has been honored with two Telly Awards, most recently for sound design (Chevrolet). He also received the New York Festivals Award for music and lyrics (Showtime).
Outside the corporate world Paul is a multifaceted musical artist with a number of ongoing projects. He is bass player-vocalist in The Bacon Brothers band featuring actor Kevin Bacon and composer Michael Bacon. He has performed with them around the world and on numerous broadcasts including “The Tonight Show,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Prairie Home Companion” and “The View.” Paul also co-produced their albums New Year’s Day, Can’t Complain and The Bacon Brothers Live and he co-wrote their new single “493 Miles.”
Other concert credits include tours with Tom Rush (including his 2012 holiday show at Boston’s Symphony Hall), Tom Chapin, Buskin and Batteau, the 70’s folk-rock band Revival, the band Little Criminals, his wife Mary Ellen Bernard and as a solo artist.
Paul also writes and performs his own original songs. He just released his first CD in many years, Chasing the Moon. His 2012 single “Light@the EOL” (Light at the End of the Line), a commentary on dysfunctional politics, resonated with listeners during US election season and beyond, and the online video continues to attract fans around the world. In the 80’s Paul performed extensively in New York clubs and produced and released his own album Dancin’ Room to critical raves and airplay on major East Coast rock stations.
Paul’s songs and song collaborations have been recorded by other artists, as well, including folk-blues singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster and pop singer Shara Strand.
Additional production credits include: recording Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and other major stars for the New York Times bestselling book & CD Philadelphia Chickens by author/illustrator Sandra Boynton; two albums by the acclaimed acoustic duo Aztec Two-Step; and numerous independent releases.
An experienced live musical director, Paul has worked in this capacity on numerous theatrical and cabaret events. He is currently Music Director for They Called It Rock, a new multimedia theatrical production featuring a fusion of jazz, Latin ballroom and contemporary dance, set to iconic classic rock with live musicians and a spectacular backdrop of hi-def video imagery.
An Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Performing Arts Department at Pace University in New York City, Paul teaches courses on the history of pop music and the business of entertainment. Separately, with classical cellist Stephanie Winters he designed Bach to the Future, an interactive workshop exploring the surprising connections between classical music and current culture. The presentation was part of Lincoln Center’s “Meet the Artist School Series.” Paul also designed and taught The Recording Adventure Workshop which provided teenagers with a hands-on introduction to the creative and technical aspects of sound and music recording. The program was featured on WNBC News and in Time Out New York Kids.