Paolo Conte

Italian singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, born 6 January 1937 in Asti, Piedmont, is one of the most original and innovative contemporary musicians. Formed as jazz pianist; in 1962 with the [a=Paolo Conte Quartet], where his brother [a=Giorgio Conte] plays the drums, makes the recording debut (with the [l=Rca Italiana]). A lawyer by profession, in 1974 leaves definitively the "Forum", devoting himself to the artistic career and becoming one of the most influential italian singer-songwriters, often author of music for other artists (also collaborating with [a=Adriano Celentano] and [a=Roberto Benigni]) and esteemed abroad. In 2007 receives the honorary degree in painting from the [i]Academy of Fine Arts[/i] of Catanzaro for [i]"Razmataz"[/i], a multimedia opera.