Paul Tynan

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Paul Tynan

Paul TynanThe International Trumpet Guild has stated that downbeat award winning trumpet player and composer, Paul Tynan’s “Creative Genius Shines”. He is presently an Associate Professor of music at St. Francis Xavier University where he teaches jazz trumpet, jazz history, and arranging. Paul’s new CD: Bi-Coastal Collective: Chapter Three (OA2 Records) has received worldwide attention. He has released seven other albums as a leader: Ocean Sounds Quartet: Live a Ship’s Company Theatre (Armored Records), Bi-Coastal Collective: Chapter Two (OA2 Records), Bi-Coastal Collective: Chapter One (OA2 Records), Radio Infrequency (Nohjoh Music),Digital/ Spiritual (Nohjoh Music), NJPT (Nohjoh Music), and Freedom and Jealousy (Nohjoh Music).

Paul has also served on the faculties of San Jose State University, Chabot College, Nova Scotia Honor Jazz Program, and University of North Texas Summer Trumpet Workshop and was co-director of the Acadia Summer Jazz Workshop (2009-2012). He has performed with numerous jazz artists such as Chris Potter, Jim Black, Django Bates, Terry Gibbs, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, Byron Stripling, The Dallas jazz orchestra, and Matt Wilson.

As a jazz recording artist Paul has appeared on over fifty albums, as a trumpet player, composer and/or arranger, along side such musicians as Lynn Seaton, Marcus Wolfe, Stockton Helbing, David Braid, Aaron Lington, Joel Fountain, Bobby Selvaggio, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Dan Haerle, Ben Street, and Jamey Haddad.

Paul received his Masters in jazz studies from University of North Texas where he was a teaching fellow in jazz improvisation, large jazz ensembles and a member of the internationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated One O’Clock Lab Band. Paul has recently received Canada Council for the Arts grants and a Nova Scotia Department of Culture Grants to compose new works for chamber jazz ensemble. He is listed in the “Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians” edited by Dr. Louis Porter.

Paul is an Edwards Trumpet and Flugel Horn Artist