Bass player and Flute player
Paul has over 30 years experience as a musician. Formally trained as a flutist under the instruction of Malcolm Pollock and Nancy Ruffer.
Paul studied music and education at college, gaining a Bachelor of Education in 1990
Venues Paul has performed at include various jazz clubs and bars: The Ritzy, Babalou, Jazz after Dark, The Prince of Orange, Clore Ballroom of The Royal Festival Hall, HMS Belfast, and All Souls Church.
Paul has also played in a number of worship bands
Paul incorporates his experience as a musician into teaching a variety of instruments to both adults and children.
Paul has been playing bass for over 30 years. His experience includes many big bands, jazz ensembles and orchestras.
Here are just a few ensembles and people that Paul has had the pleasure of appearing with: Eddie Edwards Big Band, Don Cooper Big Band, Phoenix Jazz Orchestra, All Souls Orchestra, Writtle Singers, Valentine Singers, Curveball Quartet, Nanette Wellmans, Matt Skelton, Ken Bartels....
Paul plays a variety of styles: jazz, funk, rock/pop, reggae, soul....
As a proficient sight reader Paul has had many bookings in pit bands performing a variety of show tunes.
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