“On ballads, (Paul) could wring a tear from a walnut and when playing uptempo he navigates the terrain with ease. His compositions are engaging.” – John Fenton
“There is something different about tenor players who have studied under Garzone and Paul fits that bill. His rapid fire lines and fluidity never obscure the musical ideas that flow from his horn.” – John Fenton
“This is a wonderful example of the creative musical energy of Australian musicians and especially the younger generations who, while respecting the tradition of the older jazz players, are pushing into the future.” – Dr Tony Gould
“Hard fast and exciting playing…with great ideas….that’s what I like about Paul Van Ross and his music…check him out.” – George Garzone
“As a composer, Van Ross has a strong musical palette that’s rooted in traditional swing and progressive cool, where a track such as the poetic ballad Uncle DJ, is as tight-knit as chainmail with the elasicity of Lycra, while there’s a touch of the Crusaders and early period George Benson in the Sam Rivers-inspired Off With The Fairies.” – Mike Alexander
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.
Credentials/BackgroundSpecializing in saxophone & flute - mainstream & improvised music. All levels.
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Soprano Saxophone – Selmer super action 80 Series III
Alto Saxophone – Selmer Mach VI , 1955
Alto Saxophone – Conn 6M, 1943
Tenor Saxophone – Conn Transitional, 1933
Tenor Saxophone – Selmer Mach VI, 1974
Baritone Saxophone – Selmer Mach VI, 1978
Piccolo – Haynes 1966
C Flute – Powell Commercial Model 1976 with John Lehner Gold Lip Plate
C Flute – Haynes Commercial 1930
Bass flute – Pearl 305
A selection of wooden flutes
Clarinet – Buffet R13