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Paco Sery


Paco, born 1st of May 1956, has always been fascinated by Drums. Driven by this passion, he made his first drums out of wood by the age of 9.

Paco, original from the Ivory Coast, later moved to Abidjan to start his musical career. Over the decades, he has played with Edy Louiss, Nina Simone, Jaco Pastorius, Sixun, to name a few. From 1995 to 2007 he was the drummer of Joe Zawinul's "The New Zawinul Syndicate" that brought international popularity for Paco. But he has also been active working on his solo projects, with his first album "Voyages" (Blue Note / EMI), released in 2000.

His music is often described as a mix of pure groove, blended with afrobeat, funk and a jazz feel that provides the ever solid foundation of his music.