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Paul Wertico

Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul Wertico was born on January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At age 14, he got his first drum set and taught himself how to play it. By age 15, he was already playing professionally with various rock and jazz bands. By the early '70s, he was a fixture of the Chicago music scene, playing and recording with a multitude of diverse artists including legendary jazz saxophonist Joe Daley, ethnomusicologist Paul Berliner, blues-rock vocalist/guitarist Ellen McIlwaine, rock singer Adrian Smith, folk singer Terry Callier, ECM-influenced guitarist Ross Traut, the fusion-based Simon & Bard Group, and a whole list of others

"The Sixth Sense"

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020

NEWS: RECORDING

'The Sixth Sense' New Album By Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Featuring Grammy Winning Special Guests

'The Sixth Sense' New Album By Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Featuring Grammy Winning Special Guests

Prominent virtuoso-guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko has released new album ‘The Sixth Sense’ he recorded during quarantine latest summer with his band and joined by special guests: Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Charlie Bisharat (Grammy Winner), Bunny Brunel (Grammy-nominee, CAB, RTF), Paul Wertico (seven-time Grammy winner, Pat Metheny), Gary Husband (John McLaughlin, Gary Moore, Allan Holdsworth), Dominique ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Plays First Live Concert Since Quarantine Restrictions

Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Plays First Live Concert Since Quarantine Restrictions

The 23rd international World Of Guitar music festival took place on September 15-18, 2020 in Kaluga, Russia. This year, during the final portion of the festival, Roman Miroshnichenko with his band and the 50-piece Moscow City Symphony presented a guitar show “My Best Songs", which included a number of compositions written by the award-winning guitarist. All ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Russian Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 18th Independent Music Awards

Russian Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 18th Independent Music Awards

Multi-Award winning guitarist, bandleader and producer Roman Miroshnichenko was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 18th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). Nominated for the Best Compilation Album Category Roman's latest album “Top 10 Songs of 10 Years (Anthology)"—a compilation of ten selected original Award-winning compositions composed, produced and recorded ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pat Metheny: From This Place

Read "From This Place" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been a full six years since Pat Metheny last released a studio recording. This, despite the guitarist who has become, in a career now in the midst of its fifth decade, one of the most famous and influential jazz guitarists of his (or, some would argue, any) generation, reportedly having enough material in the can ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Wertico's birthday today! Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul Wertico was born on January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At age ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko is a finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Song For Godfather Of Fusion," which appears on his latest multi award-winning album Ascension which is dedicated to one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Larry Coryell. “Roman's adventurous complex playing ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Paul Wertico Tours With Award-Winning Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko

Paul Wertico Tours With Award-Winning Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko

In late May 2019 All Stars rocked thousands of concert goers at the Skolkovo Startup Village open-air show in Moscow, Russia and at one of the largest guitar festivals in Europe—the World of Guitar in Kaluga. The international jazz-fusion project All Stars feature world-class virtuosos: 7-time Grammy winner, one of the most versatile and musical drummers ...


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