PAUL GIALLORENZO

Originally from Long Island, New York, Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, and producer who uses piano, synthesizer, keyboards, and electronics in a wide variety of groups and contexts, ranging from jazz and improvised music to electro-acoustic/noise, sound, and video performance. Giallorenzo has performed throughout the Midwest and the eastern United States, Canada, Europe, and Brazil, and appeared at the Chicago Jazz Festival, WNUR Chicago Sounds Jazzfest, Glad Cloud Festival of Ambient Music at the Whistler, and a 2008 artist residency in Luzern, Switzerland. He’s also the presenter, organizer, and co-founder of the music venue/art gallery Elastic, which has produced hundreds of creative music concerts and events in Chicago since 2001.