Paulo Morello



        After graduating in Jazz Performing, Composition and Arrangment at the Universities of Performing Arts in Germany and New York, I went down to Rio de Janeiro in 2002 with my old fellow Kim Barth where we set up our first project Bossa Nova Legends. Together with the production of the CDs “Morello & Barth present Bossa Nova Legends”, we led a three year tour (2003 - 2006) with legendary singers Johnny Alf, Leny Andrade and Pery Ribeiro, hitting the major Jazz festivals and Concert Halls in Europe and South America (Queen Elisabeth Hall, London; Teatro Rival, Rio de Janeiro; Verona Jazzfestival, Italy).
      The success of the first Morello & Barth project earned me further production contracts and tours with Jimmy Smith, Roberta Gambarini, Paul Kuhn,  Cidinho Teixeira , Greetje Kauffeld, Jimmy Woode, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, WDR and ZDF to name a few. Beside my work in production and performing, I both teach Jazz and Latin music at the University of Music of Nürnberg, Germany.