Paul Guzzone

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With a background that encompasses rock, pop and theater as well as studio production and live performance, Paul brings both experience and a fresh, contemporary approach to every project. His versatility enables him to create everything from award-winning sound designs to large-scale spectacles inspired by exotic locales.

Award-Winner
Paul has also been honored with two Telly Awards, most recently for sound design (Chevrolet), and he received the New York Festivals Award for music and lyrics (Showtime). Paul’s music has been featured in national ad campaigns for Jaguar, Trident, Folgers, Milton Bradley, and other major brands. He is highly respected in the events business, having created original songs and custom musical segments for Cadillac, Xerox, Toyota, IBM, Deloitte, and Canon, to name just a few.

Photo by Vanessa Sundra.

Performer
Paul is creatively active outside of the corporate world as well. He is bass player-vocalist in The Bacon Brothers band featuring actor Kevin Bacon and composer Michael Bacon, performing with them around the world and on numerous broadcasts including multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The View” and on NPR, Sirius/XM, The BBC, and Radio Berlin. Paul co-produced their albums New Year’s Day, Can’t Complain and The Bacon Brothers Live and has co-written songs including their single “493 Miles.”

Concert Curator
Since 2015 Paul has been curating selected musical programming at Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts at Pace University. An event that gained national attention was If These Walls Could Talk: Remembering the Life and Times of the Bottom Line, a two-night celebration of the legendary New York City music club.

“For two nights of music and memories, the performances reunited many musicians for whom the Bottom Line was the place to play in New York – David Bromberg, Nona Hendryx, Garland Jeffreys, Christine Lavin, Darlene Love, Terre Roche, Willie Nile, Sean Altman and more – backed by a crack house band led by Paul Shaffer.”
Billboard Magazine

In Spring 2019, Schimmel Center launches the first annual Crossing Bridges Music Festival, which Paul developed with Executive Director Dr. Martin Kagan. The two-day event will feature an eclectic group of eight artists including headliners Dom Flemons, Paula Cole and Jonathan Coulton.

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Paul also writes and records his own work, which includes his 2015 song-a-month digital release project The 3-in-1 Collection and his 2013 CD Chasing the Moon, praised for its “sonic textures, wry narratives, catchy hooks and songs that draw you in.” (Get Ready to Rock, UK) His 2012 single Light@the EOL (Light at the End of the Line), a commentary on dysfunctional politics, resonated with listeners during the 2012 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. Visit Paul’s artist page: www.paulguzzone.com.

Paul’s songs and song collaborations have been recorded by other artists as well, including folk-blues singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster, pop singer Shara Strand, classical cross-over tenor Micheal Castaldo, and British dance-pop star Sam Stevens.

Producer
Some of Paul’s most gratifying studio production work includes: recording Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and other major stars for the New York Times bestselling book and CD Philadelphia Chickens by author-illustrator Sandra Boynton; two albums by the acclaimed acoustic duo Aztec Two-Step; and numerous independent releases.

Other concert credits include tours with Tom Rush (including his holiday shows at Boston’s Symphony Hall), Tom Chapin, Buskin and Batteau, and Paul’s 70’s folk-rock band Revival (Buddah/Kama-Sutra Records).

Educator
As Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor in the
Pace University School of Performing Arts in New York City, Paul teaches courses on the history of rock 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.

E-mail Paul at: pg[at]triplezmusic[dot]com.