Paul is well-known as an outstanding
jazz pianist who has performed and recorded with such greats as Dizzy
Gillespie, Arnett Cobb, David Liebman, Fathead Newman, Will Kennedy and
John Patitucci. Alumni of the high-spirited Paul English Group of the
1980s include Kirk Whalum, Dwight Sills, Tony Campise, Herman Matthews
and Hal Robinson. Paul also plays trumpet.
As a studio musician, Mr. English has appeared on over 350 records with
artists in nearly every popular genre: jazz, country, pop, blues, rhythm
& blues, rock, new age, Latino, Tejano and various ethnic and eclectic
styles. In addition to this, he has produced a number of CDs and
soundtracks, including several for classical artists, and he has
composed and produced music for film, video and for radio/TV
A prolific and versatile composer, Paul
has written music for symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as jazz
and theater art groups, film and television. He has collaborated with
poets, dancers, photographers, playwrights, painters and film makers,
and he has created music for the literary works of Gerard Manley
Hopkins, Tennessee Williams, Pablo Neruda and William Bolitho Ryall,
among others. Paul's catalog also includes a large number of jazz and
popular songs, scores for two musicals, and a complete library for his
performing group, PICO.
Acclaimed as an outstanding educator, Mr. English has served on the
faculties of Sam Houston State University, Northwest College of the
Houston Community College System, Texas Tech University and San Jacinto
College. He has lectured extensively on jazz theory and techniques for
improvisation in modern music and is a frequent guest speaker at other
universities and music seminars.
IN 2001 Paul produced two CD's with
the Paul English Jazz Quartet, "Unconditional Surrender" (featuring
David Liebman), and "Girl In Green" wit Ed Calle
samples coming soon!
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