The International Trumpet Guild has stated that Downbeat award winning trumpet player and composer, Paul Tynan’s “Creative Genius Shines”.
Paul is presently an Associate Professor of music at St. Francis Xavier University where he teaches jazz trumpet, jazz history, and arranging. He also co-leads the “BiCoastal Collective”, with Grammy winning saxophonist Aaron Lington. The ensemble is dedicated to performing new jazz composition across North America. Paul has released ten recordings as a leader/co-leader on the Origin/OA2, Armored, and NohJoh labels.
Paul has also served on the faculties of San Jose State University, Chabot College, Nova Scotia Honor Jazz Program, and University of North Texas Summer Trumpet Workshop and is a past co-director of the Acadia Summer Jazz Workshop. He has performed with numerous jazz artists such as The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Chris Poter, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, Joel Frahm, and Matt Wilson.
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“creative genius” - International Trumpet Guild, ”interesting
and daring” - All About Jazz, “warm, full-toned trumpet
playing” - Cadence, “impressive solos, bursting with ideas” -
Willing to teach
St. Francis Xavier University - Jazz Trumpet Professor
Clinician for Edwards Trumpets