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Paul Jost

When describing the unique vocalist and arranger Paul Jost, two words come to mind … “passionate storyteller”. Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger but it is his work as a vocalist that makes him a standout. Both critics and contemporaries alike say he is one of the best male jazz vocalists since Mark Murphy.

Paul has performed worldwide with recent tours in Asia and Europe. Back home in the U.S, Paul is making his mark in New York with an ongoing residency at the internationally acclaimed jazz club 55 Bar, a two-month stint in 2017 at SMOKE performing with Orrin Evans, guest appearances with vibraphonist Joe Locke at Dizzy's Coca Cola Club at the Lincoln Center in April 2018 and performances at such popular clubs as Mezzrow, Jazz at Kitano’s and more. He can be seen regularly on Festival stages including recent performances at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and Exit Zero Jazz Festival.

After a long career as an instrumentalist and sideman having recorded and performed with Billy Eckstine, Mark Murphy, Dr. John, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Farrell, Ron Carter, Ann Hampton Calloway, Sylvia Sims and George Mesterhazy to name just a few, Paul launched his solo vocal career in 2014 with the release of his debut vocal album “Breaking Through”. Included in that album is “Book Faded Brown,” a composition he wrote that was recorded by The Band, Rick Danko and Carl Perkins.

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Jazz in Europe and All About Jazz - Peter McLaren

• A creative force that deserves to be added to the list of great male jazz vocalists of all time. With “Breaking Through”, Paul Jost has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with and an artist that deserves to be seen on all great festival stages worldwide. This album is one of the best jazz CD’s I’ve had the pleasure of listening to so far this year, highly recommended.

BBC Radio Ulster – Linley Hamilton

• I was blown away by Paul’s performance. He is right up there! Not only great scatting, but sings with a big, big range, and magnificent articulation while scatting with accuracy and on pitch. Philadelphia Inquirer – A.D

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Discography

Simple Life

Simple Life

PJ Music
2019

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Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Dot Time Records
2014

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Can't Find My Way Home

Can't Find My Way Home

Dot Time Records
2013

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