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Paul Carman Quarket+1

Saxophonist Paul Carman has been playing jazz “his way” around Los Angeles for over 40 years. He is a veteran of the Frank Zappa Band of the late 1980's. He toured with Zappa and appeared on the CD's "The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life", "Make a Jazz Noise Here", "Broadway the Hardway", and several other Zappa compilations.

Other artists Paul has played and recorded with include Kei Akagi, Vinny Golia, Bruce Fowler, Larry Koonse, Chad Wackerman, Kim Richmond, Brad Dutz, Marshall Hawkins, as well as the usual list of show band types (ie. Dick Dale and the Del Tones!).

Paul has led many of his own original jazz groups over the years including “Mother Tongue”, “E.S.P.”, “Triorbits”, “Flying V”, and "Fourbits". He is a also member of the Los Angeles avant collective “WEDU”. An accomplished composer he has released 4 critically acclaimed CD’s under his name and has composed and recorded music for several independent films. His current working band is "The Paul Carman Quarket+1", a 5 piece band featuring two drummers playing the same drumset.

Paul is very passionate and committed to jazz education. He has taught jazz, jazz history, saxophone, and computer music applications at USC, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Saddleback Collage, and several high schools around the country. Paul is currently assistant professor of jazz studies and saxophone teacher at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California where he resides with his family.


Eventbrite - Idyllwild Jazz In The Pines Festival 2014