PAUL GUZZONE • Composer & Producer
Paul Guzzone is a versatile musician, composer and producer whose work ranges from special events and commercials to performances and recordings.
He has created award-winning custom music for such corporate and advertising clients as American Express, TV Land / Nick at Nite, BMW, Xerox, Comedy Central, Trident, Dannon and numerous other clients. Notable projects include:
|||the prestigious IBM Global Golden Circle meetings in Dubai, Hawaii and The Bahamas;|
|||the annual Lotusphere conference where his symphony orchestra-meets- rock band garnered standing ovations and internet buzz;|
|||an East-West collaboration with Japanese Imperial Court musicians for the Nagano Olympics.|
In the pop music arena, Paul is bass player and vocalist in the Bacon Brothers’ band. He has co-produced several of their albums and has appeared with them on national broadcasts including The Tonight Show, Late Night and The View. Previous performance work includes tours with Tom Rush, Tom Chapin and Buskin & Batteau.
Paul has also produced albums by the acoustic duo Aztec Two-Step and numerous independent artists. In the 80’s he produced and released his own album Dancin’ Room to critical raves and airplay on major East Coast rock stations.
Paul writes and performs original pop and country songs with his wife Mary Ellen Bernard and collaborates with other co-writers as well. He has been musical director for numerous theatrical productions and cabaret shows and was commissioned to write a rock-electronica score for a production of the Greek classic Phaedra.
Working with cellist Stephanie Winters, Paul will be a part of Lincoln Center’s 2008-09 “Meet the Artist School Series” which introduces students to the performing arts. In 2005 he developed The Recording Adventure Workshop, a day-long immersion program for high school students interested in the art and science of modern recording. The workshop was featured on WNBC’s Wednesday’s Child segment and in Time Out New York Kids. For twenty years Paul has been an Adjunct Professor in the Performing Arts Department at Pace University, where he teaches courses on the history of pop music and the business of entertainment.