Instrument(s): Baritone/soprano saxophones, cornet
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Started playing Dixieland in the late 50s. He was with Mothers Boys Jazz Band, and toured nationally with singers Bonnie Raitt and Sippie Wallace, including appearances on the Dave Letterman and Mike Douglas TV shows.
His time with the New McKinney’s Cotton Pickers included concerts in Carnegie Hall, at the Newport Jazz Festival, and a European tour. His 15-year stretch with the Jim Dapogny Chicago Jazz Band included five appearances on the Prairie Home Companion radio show.
Paul has led his own Easy Street Jazz Band since 1970, and he is a 12-year member of Paul Keller’s 16-piece Bird of Paradise Orchestra.