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Paul Towndrow

Paul Towndrow Alto and Soprano Saxophonist, Composer / Arranger, Educator

“A turbo-charged amalgam of all your saxophone heroes” The Guardian

Having won an international scholarship in 1999, Paul went on to study at the world famous Berklee College of Music in Boston; USA where he studied with saxophone icons, George Garzone and Joe Lovano. He currently leads his own groups, The Paul Towndrow Quartet and Paul Towndrow Sextet. He is a member of The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and has also performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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”I have been an admirer for some time of Paul's assertive style on alto and soprano saxophones and he leads a very integrated swinging quartet. He is an excellent representative of the superb Scottish jazz scene.” Tony Dudley- Evans, UK jazz promoter

“Paul Towndrow- write that name down because it's going to be a big one!” Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2

“Towndrow broods on ballads with a smoky elegance and his precocious assurance suggests a 21st century Tommy Smith.” John Fordham, The Guardian

“ Listening to Towndrow is an invigorating experience and he possesses a phenomenal technique....Towndrow's band follow his every move with intelligence and grace.” Dave Gelly, The Observer

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