Born the 1st of May 1956 at Divo in the Ivory-Coast, Paco Séry has always been fascinated by Drums and remembers the "tom-toms summoning the country man to lunch".
He made his first drums out of wood at the age of 9 - his first bass drum, and all the others drums, too, himself... Later, Paco moved to Abidjan under the name of Paco Solo the youngest and the mascot to "Canne à Sucre" (Club in Abidjan).
7 years with Eddy LOUISS In 1978, Eddy LOUISS meets Paco on the Ivory-Coast. Two years later, he brings him back into his flight-cases and makes him his regular drummer.
2 years with Nina SIMONE followed by the meeting and a European Tour with: Jaco PASTORIUS (1985) "Jaco was playing at the Sunset (a Jazz Club in Paris). He asked me to do a Jam Session . We played real good. I remember one point, Jaco stopped everybody and told me: "But which planet are you coming from, Paco ?"
Sixun, a french double entendre around six musicians - three blacks and three whites - playing as one. Going on twenty years and nine albums and one DVD together, their adept performances and imaginative compositions dignify the term "fusion". They are a perfect representation of the bubbling multicultural life that exists in Paris. The Band is still always alive today......
The New ZAWINUL Syndicate (1995-2007):
After a first contact on Salif KEITA recording session, Joe ZAWINUL call Paco for playing on his album "My People" and he has become his favourite drummer.In 1997 during a great Tour came out a CD "World Tour 97 Live"SONY and a video and he recorded also "Faces and Places" and following the European and Word Tour....
Paco released his first album "Voyages" under Blue Note / EMI in 2000. His music is a mix of groove, afrobeat, funk with the jazz feel providing the ever solid foundation of his music.