Sam Paglia was born on 4th July 1971, while at the local cinema "Shaft" was been shown. He was born under "Shaft" sign. He began to play piano by ear at the age of 8. Surrounded by hundreds of records (the father was a collector of country, blues, jazz and rock 'n roll ), Sam just played on the keyboard any music he would listen to. Even Giuseppe Verdi's opera influenced him a lot."I loved the early genius of piano such as James P.