On Thursday the 4th of July, the internationally renowned Jazz pianist David Paquette will be playing during a Gourmet Cocktail at THE VIEW Lugano. Don’t miss this wonderful event.
David Paquette, born on March 25th 1950 in the USA, is a well-known American jazz pianist who has recorded more than 45 records. Some highlights of his career include the European Jazz Circuit Tour, the creation and direction of a twenty-year annual jazz festival on Waiheke Island in New Zealand, and his musical direction at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, Australia. David Paquette is also one of the founding pillars of the Ascona Jazz Festival, where he presides and directs all the editions.
Paquette’s first steps as a professional musician saw him performing in the most exclusive clubs of Chicago, New York, Bevery Hills and Aspen, Colorado. During his travels he got to know the most illustrious jazz music personalities and embraced the frenetic night life typical of the world of blues.
In 1984, Paquette became the musical director for Spike Milligan throughout Australia. Captured by the beauty of Waiheke Island, Paquette returned to New Zealand to settle.
Today he dedicates much of his time to his Charitable Trust, the “Paquette Jazz Foundation” which supports both emerging and existing talents through a scholarship, a mentoring program and a musical retreat on Waiheke Island.