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Dana Paul Jazz Quartet A major player in the Florida music scene, Dana Paul selected 2001 Florida Music Awards 'Best Jazz Artist' and in 1999 he was voted Reader's Choice Best Local Jazz Performer. Dana Paul - Where it all began Born on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Dana Paul grew up in a musical family. His dad was much in demand as a tenor sax man in the Boston area, and his mom copied the arrangements for society gigs. By the age of 13, Dana's family moved to Miami and he began playing trumpet in the junior high school band. During this same period Dana's stage acting chops were developing under the tutelage of drama teacher and school counselor, Janet Dean. Dana is also featured vocalist with S. Florida's most extraordinary big band, the Peter Graves' Atlantean Driftwood Band, hosting the annual Sanibel Jazz on the Green festival. There he performed with Chick Correa, Chuck Mangione, Toots Thielsman, Ira Sullivan, Bob James, Bobby Caldwell, the Yellow Jackets as well as Tom Scott on his guest appearance. His greatest live musical moment and memory - trading scat solo's with the perfecter of art of jazz vocalese, John Hendricks, at Jazz on the Green.

“Dana is simply a great scat singer,” says Scott Siler, producer of Sanibel Jazz on the Green. “He's also a real bluesy singer with a deep, rich soulful sound.”

Live at Churchills Dana recently released an independent jazz c.d. recorded live at Churchill's, a popular restaurant and lounge in S. Florida. Featured on the c.d are pianist, Mike Orta, bassist, Nickie Orta, and drummer Mike Harvey, with guest appearances by pianist, Mike Levine and bassist, Rafael Valencia. “I love the live acoustic trio setting. It makes room for more melodic and rhythmic improvisation” Dana says.

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Independent Records
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