Ed has best been described as an "all consuming musician... (whose) solo struck sparks around the room" -- Owen Cardle (News And Observer, Raleigh, NC).
He's outstanding... talented and prolific", said R.C. Smith (Durham Morning Herald).
Joe Vanderford (Spectator, Raleigh, NC) wrote of Paolantonbio sound.. full of arpeggios, utilising every one of the eighty-eights".
Ed hails from New York City, but now lives in Durham, NC. Besides earning a B.S. in Music Ed. from S.U.N.Y. and an M.M. in performance from U.N.C. Chapel Hill, Ed studied with world famous jazz pianist, teacher and composer Lennie Tristano.
He has been composing, arranging and performing jazz professionally since 1971 and has accompanied many jazz giants including Dizzie Gillespie, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath and Emily Remler.
His "Dedications" and "Dad's Blues" CDs explore extensive improvisations on both original material and jazz standards and capture the essence of what jazz is all about!