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Paul Unger is currently the Assistant Principal Bass of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. An accomplished bassist and composer, Mr. Unger’s versatile abilities have allowed him to appear as a featured soloist with the Fort Worth/ Dallas Ballet, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Mimir Chamber Music Festival. His diverse abilities have also allowed him to perform and/or record with such diverse artists as Elle King, Cheryl Bentyne, Byron Stripling, Bobby Shew, Bob Newhart, Bernadette Peters, Jay Clayton, Peggy Stern, Ricki Derek, Montango, Andrea Bocelli and The Who. Paul was instructor of Double Bass at TCU from 2005-2007 and is currently performs with internationally recognized singer, Suzi Stern and guitarist Tom Reynolds. Mr. Unger is also a member of the critically acclaimed jazz group, “Flipside”. A group referred to in Cadence magazine as “contemporary jazz at its best”, “exhilarating and challenging music making that is rarely dull. A band not to be missed”. In 2015, Mr. Unger won two awards from the Fort Worth Weekly. One for “Best Bassist” and one for Flipside as “Best Jazz Group.”

His work on the Flipside CD, “Raw”, spawned these kind words from David Lewis at Cadence, “not only is Unger a first rate rhythm player, there is no question of his ability to extend his technique well beyond mainstream expectations.” And the Louisville Observer said of Mr. Unger, “the somewhat unexpected gem in Flipside’s “Artificial Joy” is bassist Paul Unger. Like the better known Edgar Meyer, Unger has a strong background in classical music… his smooth bowing style gives an elegiac feel to his own compositions…”

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”the somewhat unexpected gem in Flipside’s “Artificial Joy” is bassist Paul Unger. Like the better known Edgar Meyer, Unger has a strong background in classical music… his smooth bowing style gives an elegiac feel to his own compositions…” - Louisville Observer

“not only is Unger a first rate rhythm player, there is no question of his ability to extend his technique well beyond mainstream expectations.” - David Lewis, Cadence Magazine

“Contemporary jazz at its best”, “exhilarating and challenging music making that is rarely dull. A band not to be missed.” - Cadence Magazine

“Paul is a musician's musician, whether he is playing classical music or tearing up his bass in jazz” - Mark Miller, President, Mount Vernon Chamber Music

“Be blown away by Paul Unger and his Tango/ Jazz Quartet!” - Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic

Location

Dallas

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Texas Christian University, Adjunct Professor of Double Bass, 2005-2008 University of North Texas, "Orchestral Repertoire Class", 2000- 2004 Teaches in 4ths and 5ths tuning. Available for "Skype" lessons. $60/hour

Clinic/Workshop Information

Tuning the Double Bass Violin in 5ths.

Ray Brown Ray Brown
bass, acoustic
Paul Chambers Paul Chambers
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