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Alan Pasqua

key, p, *1952 US, New Jersey
Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Pop and Rock
A.k.a. Alan James Pasqua

Alan Pasqua (born June 28, 1952 in New Jersey) is an American jazz pianist, educator and composer. He co-composed the CBS Evening News theme. He has also had an extensive career in pop and rock music, most notably as a founding member, keyboardist and songwriter of the 1980s hard rock band, Giant. He studied at Indiana University and the New England Conservatory of Music. His album "Standards", with drummer Peter Erskine, was nominated for a Grammy award. As a session musician he has toured and recorded with Bob Dylan, Cher, Michael Bublé, Eddie Money, Allan Holdsworth, Joe Walsh, Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Prism and Santana among many others.

     
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Clavinet
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Smile on My New Old Friend by Alan Pasqua, Darek Oleszkiewicz & Peter Erskine
Wichita Lineman on My New Old Friend by Alan Pasqua, Darek Oleszkiewicz & Peter Erskine
Dear Old Stockholm on Standards by Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Dave Carpenter
Acoma on Acoma by Alan Pasqua, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette
I'm Glad There Is You on Standards by Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Dave Carpenter
Blues for Tony on Blues for Tony by Various Artists
Summer's Waltz on Badlands by Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Dave Carpenter
Acoma - Short Cut - piano intro on Acoma by Alan Pasqua & Arkadia Short Cuts
I See Your Face Before Me on Soliloquy by Alan Pasqua
Dedicated To You - Short Cut- theme on Dedicated To You by Alan Pasqua & Arkadia Short Cuts

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Invisible Cities (Original Jazz & Chamber Music)Mitch Haupers, Bob Mintzer, Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles, Peter Erskine2016Album
Twin Bill: Two Piano Music Of Bill EvansAlan Pasqua2012Album
¡Ritmo!Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band Directed By Brent Fischer ,Featuring Poncho Sanchez, Alex Acuña, Luis Conte, Peter Erskine, Steve Khan, Alan Pasqua, Don Shelton, Carl Saunders, Andy Martin2011Album
Standards 2 - Movie MusicPeter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Darek Oles, Alan Pasqua2010Album
Blues For TonyAllan Holdsworth, Alan Pasqua, Jimmy Haslip, Chad Wackerman2009Album
The Antisocial ClubAlan Pasqua2007Album
Allan Holdsworth And Alan Pasqua Featuring Chad Wackerman And Jimmy HaslipAllan Holdsworth And Alan Pasqua Featuring Chad Wackerman And Jimmy Haslip2007Album
The Antisocial ClubAlan Pasqua2007Album
StandardsAlan Pasqua2007Album
My New Old FriendAlan Pasqua2005Album
BadlandsPeter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, Dave Carpenter2002Album
Russian PeasantAlan Pasqua1999Album
Alan Pasqua DedicationsAlan Pasqua1999Album
MilagroAlan Pasqua1994Album
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