Paul English



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 advertising.

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


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