Paul Novotny Artist / Producer Biography | 2016 Bassist | Composer | Audio producer _____________________________________________________________
Juno nominated Canadian jazz bassist Paul Novotny has just released his own duo recording titled Look Ahead, with Juno winning pianist Robi Botos. Novotny has also performed with luminaries Cedar Walton, Geoff Keezer, Junior Mance, Kenny Wheeler, Joe Sealy, Holly Cole, Carol Welsman, Molly Johnson, Jackie Richardson and others. In 1996 Paul produced Joe Sealy’s Juno winning recording the Africville Suite, which has now been inherited as a contribution to Canadian black culture. Novotny and Sealy have performed in Canada, Scandinavia, USA and opened concerts for Charlie Haden/Brad Meldau, Herb Ellis/Red Mitchell and Michel Petrucciani.
As a composer Paul wrote themes for CBC National News, CBC The Hour, with George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC News Now and scores for feature and documentary films. Currently Paul is a 2017 M.A. graduate candidate at York University, studying at the music faculty and the Schulich School of business.
Novotny co-owns Triplet Records Inc, a Canadian record label that has 20 releases including Phil Dwyer, Don Thompson, Carol Welsman, Doug Riley and others.