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Paul Jost

Paul Jost is a rare talent – an eclectic artist with great skill as a vocalist, drummer, composer and arranger in genres that range from jazz to country and more. His vocals are so soulful that music critic, Buster Maxwell wrote … “he nearly single-handedly reclaims the male voice as a valid and critically important jazz instrument.”

Over the years, his musical talents extended to guitar and harmonica, but it’s his voice that truly makes him a standout. Paul has joined with vibraphonist Tony Miceli and bassist Kevin MacConnell in the group re-named The Jost Project, where they interpret classic rock in a jazz format. Their new CD, with drummer Charlie Patierno, is entitled “Can't Find My Way Home” and is being released by Dot Time Records, based in NY and in Europe, later in the summer, 2013. This highly anticipated CD has early listeners in Europe and the USA excited about its potential. Paul is honored to have another CD, a solo recording, in the works with Dot Time Records for later in the year. ...
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Awards

Billboard Song Contest Award Winner in 4 separate categories

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“In an era of male jazz vocalists jousting for position as Rat Pack wannabees and angst-ridden, twenty- something posers, Jost is a sigh of relief. He possesses an abundance of convincing vocal qualities, most notably his ability to deliver fresh, uncontrived readings of overdone standards like “The Days of Wine and Roses”, “Girl From Ipanema” and “How Insensitive”. Jost’s somber rendering of Rodgers and Hart’s “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”, is drenched with pathos and is astonishingly compelling.”

—John Barron, All About Jazz

“...relentless romanticism comes courtesy of Paul Jost’s stunning singing. His burnished, soulful vocals are remarkable - daringly inventive and freely expressive in true jazz tradition, but uniquely his own. In both the charted vocalization (wordless vocals) and improvised scatting, Jost’s musical soul shines. He nearly single- handedly reclaims the male voice as a valid and critically important jazz instrument, and it's simply thrilling to hear. Swinging breezily, scatting with ease and authority, and softly seducing the listener with a catchy combination of the crystalline soulfulness of Sting and the fearless inventiveness of Mark Murphy, Jost is clearly a man coming into his own. If that comparison seems somewhat glib, just listen to him soar and you’ll soon realize what a remarkable accomplishment it is for an original jazz vocalist today to be both accessible and deep.”

—Buster Maxwel

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