[vid: Eagle Rock]
Paolo Caruso, not to be confused with with Paul Caruso (1956-2006) who played with Jimi Hendrix, began self-taught with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion rhythms and instruments. He later took specialized courses from the New York Drummers Collective, studying with Frankie Malabe (Peter Erkine group) and Cyro Baptista (David Byrne, Paul Simon). He has participated in various tours in Italy and abroad with the band of singer-songwriter Luca Carboni. He participated in "Festival del Ritmo e delle Percussioni", playing with drummers Daniele Tedeschi (Vasco Rossi) and Walter Calloni (Lucio Battisti, PFM). He has played and worked with singer Willy DeVille, English group Urban Cookies Collective, Frontera, Funky Company, Sambahia, Mario Lavezzi, Stadio, Daniele Fossati, Gang, Alberto Solfrini, Nomadi, Paolo Rossi, Tosca, Vinicio Capossela, Vinx, Airto Moreira, Bob Moses. [source: cantodiscanto.com]. Paolo Caruso on MySpace.