Since moving to Florida,
Paul has continued performing at a high level of professionalism. His
outstanding versatility on all trumpets and styles keeps him much
sought after from contractors needing to cover demanding performance
situations on trumpet, including being featured on Baroque piccolo trumpet, playing lead for Broadway shows, playing principal for opera companies, and being the featured soloist in numerous jazz groups. Keyboard performance demands range from reggae groups to jazz trios to R&B
groups. Paul is renowned for his work ethic, professionalism, and
highly musical approach to all performance situations and idioms. He
constantly strives to be better.
As an educator, Paul developed a full jazz curriculum at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. There he also taught trumpet, guitar, jazz/commercial vocal, song writing, and music production. He is currently the director of Jazz Studies at Florida Southern College where he also teaches in the Music Management program.
Students and peers have a high regard for Paul’s loving, patient
approach to teaching and his high level of expertise in various aspects
of the music business. Numerous students have won awards, graduate scholarships, gained recording contracts, sold songs, and prospered as music teachers and music ministers under Paul’s guidance. While at SEU, Paul built a recording facility that developed into a songwriter’s haven. He continues to enjoy a teaching career that includes beginners to professionals.
Paul’s writing career has been as widely varied as his performance career. His original compositions and arrangements include solo and ensemble pieces for jazz (an example is the critically acclaimed music from the High Pockets recording) and brass groups (commissions include a trumpet solo with trumpet ensemble for Phil Smith, principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic) to TV work (Music City Live).
Paul has had an invaluable friend and patron in John Almeida,
trumpet professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. John
has commissioned Paul to write numerous pieces for the UCF Trumpet
Ensemble, and for Orlando’s professional brass ensemble, Horns and Pipes.
Paul maintains a busy writing schedule for his own groups, but has an
avid interest in accepting commissions from other individuals or groups.
loves, and excels at, working with younger musicians. Promoting strong
ideals and standards in music is an essential part of Paul’s work. He
encourages a commitment to excellence for all styles of music, whether
it be classical or commercial/jazz genres. This passion drives his
ongoing interest in pursuing solo engagements with schools, master
classes, workshops, and private lessons at all levels.
If you are interested in contacting Paul, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.