Paul Pesco

Producer, Session Guitarist

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Paul Pesco was the lead guitarist and musical director of the rock and soul duo Hall & Oates, He also performed the same role for Daryl Hall's successful reality music television program, Live From Daryl's House, and toured with Hall's solo band. Other artists credits: Madonna, J Lopez, Kitaro, The System, Steve Winwood, Lynch Mob, Glenn Hughes etc

Paul’s resume reads like a “Who’s Who” of heavy music industry giants including Steve Winwood, Michael Bolton, Jennifer Lopez, Joan Baez, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Alejandro Sanz, Roberta Flack, Mariah Carey, Hall & Oates,C+C Music Factory, Annie Lennox, Alicia Keys, and too many more to name here.

Suffice it to say that once you see and hear him, you’ll understand why Paul has been sought out by so many great musicians for so long.Although you may not know Paul Pesco by name, you’ve likely heard his music. In fact, Paul has been, and is still, among the most prolific and sought-after session musicians since he began playing professionally in the early 1980s, including several gigs for a young performer named Madonna, who recognized his talent and hired him to record some sessions with her.

Video Links:
*Madonna
- La Isla Bonita https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdtFegZ0IOk
- Why is it so hard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3PYfHL5dkI&spfreload=10
- Into the Groove
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oqnnQ6IcLM
*Jennifer Lopez Live in Puerto Rico DVD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goBc-Uq2FAk
*Annie Lennox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Cl7OVvvS0
*Sharon Jones (LFDH TV Show)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egBlgVlimP0
*Joan Baez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhldIy0ayXA
*CeeLo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoXxdOb

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Paul Pesco
  • Donna Summer
  • Donna Summer
  • Rumer
  • Bas
  • Mali Music
  • Ledisi
  • Ledisi
  • Chromeo
  • Gyptian
  • Andy Snitzer
  • Estelle
  • Philip Bailey
  • Miguel
  • Miguel
  • Sophie B. Hawkins
  • Austin Peralta
  • Austin Peralta
  • Daryl Hall
  • Daryl Hall
  • Daryl Hall
  • Daryl Hall
  • Daryl Hall
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Paulo Gonzo
  • Kitaro
  • Kitaro
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Whitney Houston
  • Alicia Keys
  • Alicia Keys
  • John Krondes
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Kitaro
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Kitaro
  • Kitaro
  • Abdel Wright
  • Abdel Wright
  • Dave Weckl
  • Dave Weckl
  • John Powell
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • The System
  • The System
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Alexander Zonjic
  • Alexander Zonjic
  • Alexander Zonjic
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Kitaro
  • Kitaro
  • Grady Nichols
  • Grady Nichols
  • Grady Nichols
  • Grady Nichols
  • O-Town
  • O-Town
  • O-Town
  • Carol Duboc
  • Gerald Albright
  • Gerald Albright
  • Céline Dion
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Louise
  • Louise
  • Stella Soleil
  • Stella Soleil
  • Eternal
  • Eternal
  • Paul Taylor
  • Paul Taylor
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Silk
  • Silk
  • Deborah Gibson
  • Mariah Carey
  • Miki Howard
  • Take Five
  • Rosie O'Donnell
  • Najee
  • Sentidos Opuestos
  • Tamar Braxton
  • K-Ci & JoJo
  • Céline Dion
  • Gerald Levert
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Lynch Mob
  • Lynch Mob
  • Lynch Mob
  • Lynch Mob
  • Lynch Mob
  • Lynch Mob
  • Chico DeBarge
  • Sonny Southon
  • Sonny Southon
  • Art Porter
  • Madonna
  • Jeff Lorber
  • Charito
  • Charito
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Billy Mann
  • Billy Mann
  • Ladae!
  • Herb Alpert
  • Herb Alpert
  • Faith Evans
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Joan Baez
  • Joan Baez
  • Joan Baez
  • Roberta Flack
  • Roberta Flack
  • Steve Winwood
  • Al Green
  • Eternal
  • Eternal
  • Cindy Mizelle
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Art Porter
  • Art Porter
  • Art Porter
  • Mijares
  • Jeff Lorber
  • Jeff Lorber
  • Sugar Beats
  • Sugar Beats
  • Vertical Hold
  • Glenn Hughes
  • Glenn Hughes
  • Nokko
  • Al Green
  • Carole Davis
  • Carole Davis
  • Carole Davis
  • Carole Davis
  • Carole Davis
  • Carole Davis
  • Carole Davis
  • Nick Scotti
  • Donna Summer
  • Bob James
  • Earl Klugh
  • Bob James
  • Earl Klugh
  • Madonna
  • Madonna
  • Exposé
  • Clivillés & Cole
  • C+C Music Factory
  • Clivillés & Cole
  • C+C Music Factory
  • Najee
  • Patti Austin
  • Art Porter
  • Valeria Lynch
  • Sofia Shinas
  • Freddie Jackson
  • Tyler Collins
  • Tyler Collins
  • Mecano
  • Deborah Blando
  • Mariah Carey
  • Samantha Fox
  • Donna Summer
  • Donna Summer
  • New Kids on the Block
  • Ricca
  • Steel Pulse
  • Sheena Easton
  • David Rudder
  • Mica Paris
  • C+C Music Factory
  • Tracie Spencer
  • Debbie Gibson
  • Dino
  • Dino
  • Céline Dion
  • Dino
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Ofra Haza
  • Stephanie Mills
  • Paul Pesco
  • Paul Pesco
  • James "J.T." Taylor
  • Shirley Lewis
  • Alyson Williams
  • Alyson Williams
  • Peter Moffitt
  • Peter Moffitt
  • Peter Moffitt
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Chaka Khan
  • Steve Winwood
  • Miki Howard
  • The System
  • The System
  • Chuck Stanley
  • Simon F.
  • TKA
  • Michael Bolton
  • Whitney Houston
  • Steve Winwood
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • The Force M.D.'s
  • The Force M.D.'s
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chaka Khan
  • Pauli Carman
  • Don Johnson
  • Don Johnson
  • Don Johnson
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • Philip Bailey
  • James Ingram
  • Jenny Burton
  • George Benson
  • Michael Bolton
  • Eddie Murphy
  • The System
  • The System
  • René & Angela
  • René & Angela
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Chaka Khan
  • Angela Bofill
  • Angela Bofill
  • Angela Bofill
  • Jeff Lorber
  • Jeff Lorber
  • The System
  • The System
  • Howard Johnson
  • Madonna
  • Madonna
  • Attitude
  • Paul Pesco
  • Paul Pesco
  • Paul Pesco
  • Paul Pesco
  • Evan Rogers
  • Gavin Christopher
  • Gavin Christopher
  • Grasshopper
  • Grasshopper

Reviews (5)

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  1. Review by Jonathan Mangum
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    Paul Pesco not only is the one of the best players in the business, he is an amazingly positive and fun person to be around. To me, personality and likability are almost as important as talent-- and Pesco has a ridiculous amount of both.

  2. Review by Tony Drootin
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    Paul is an incredibly talented musician and a great person to work with. I have worked with him on more projects than I can remember throughout my career managing some of the top recording studios in Manhattan. Paul is one of those studio and touring musicians you WANT to be working with.

  3. Review by Naomi Schulman
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    Paul is an amazing guitarist/performer with nothing but positivity! I began working In the studio with him where he is producing and co writing my originals with me! He is so creative and always knows how to create the sound you are looking for, He is professional and full of knowledge! I look forward to learning more from him!

  4. Review by David Frank
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    I have worked with Paul on many projects including The System, Pussycat Dolls, Madonna, actually Paul has been the guitar player on almost all the projects I have produced or ever been a part of. He is extraordinarily versatile and yet very specifically musical, intuitive and profoundly able in all musical styles. Superb musician and person.6 stars

  5. Review by Tanya Hamilton
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    Paul Pesco is contacted by many famous musicians who are looking for the professional services he can provide as a guitarist, songwriter, producer and total team player you need with solutions that only someone with his expert knowledge in the industry can bring you.

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