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Paul works regularly with bands for corporate and private functions, arranging horn sections and bands for high profile events across the country, from cocktail jazz to 10 piece pop party band sets. He has worked with countless function bands in major London venues including: The Dorchester Hotel, The Savoy, National Theatre, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Langham Hotel, Shoredich Town Hall, HMS Belfast, The Arts Club (Mayfair), Microsoft HQ, Somerset House, Thorpe Park, Hyde Park, Heron Tower, One Whitehall Place, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Alexander Palace and the Royal Chelsea Flower Show. Recently he has performed at Olympic Park for both the Olympics and Paralympics, for England sporting events at Twickenham Stadium (Rugby), Wembley Stadium (Football - including the FA's celebrated 100 year anniversary), and Lords Cricket Ground. For the Rugby World Cup 2015, Paul performed regularly at both Twickenham and Olympic Stadium, featuring on television numerous times, including for the World Cup Final. He has performed at many celebrity events, award ceremonies, private business and celebratory functions and has performed for Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princes of UAE and for many well known celebrities and multinational companies world wide. Around England he has performed events at (selected): St Georges Hall, Liverpool; Southampton Guild Hall; Bournemouth International Centre (BIC); Birmingham Metropole Hilton; Media City UK, Manchester; Sandown Park Racecourse.
Further afield Paul has performed high end functions on both trumpet and piano for events in Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Russia, Greece, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Maldives, Sweden and Abu Dhabi aswell as many more in the UK and Abroad. 

Current Projects
Current Projects
Current Projects
Biography

Paul Jordanous is a trumpeter, pianist, composer & arranger based in South London. 


A regular on the Jazz, Funk and Soul scenes for the last 13 years, Paul has recorded on over 60 releases, including his critically acclaimed debut album 'And Now I Know' with the Paul Jordanous Ensemble. 
Blues & Soul Magazine reviewed 'And Now I Know', commenting: "It has all the hallmarks of a classic, here is an artist who has paid his due, bided his time and struck when the moment was right. Jordanous's calibre as a masterful craftsman is a treasure to behold. Expect alot more from this cat!" Further reviews describe "Jordanous as a formidable player with prodigious chops" (Richie Rainlore), and  "Paul is a force of jazz nature, soaring be-bop lines mixed with the pin-point accuracy of classical technique and achingly gorgeous melodic lines." (Oxford Jazz Cellar).

Over the years, Pauls' bands have included top British jazz musicians including:

Mornington Lockett, Paul Booth, Laurence Cottle, Simon Allen, Kit Downes, Lewis Wright, Piers Green, Max Luthert, Duncan Eagles, Trevor Mires, Tom White, Kevin Glasow, Mike Bradley, Chris Nickolls, Mark Rose, Bill Mudge, Sam Leak, Steve Pringle, Leo Appleyard & Alam Nathoo and American musicians Ted Carrasco, Dean Mongerio & Mike Newman. 

He has toured in over 40 countries around the world and performed with:

 

Paul has toured in over 40 countries around the world and performed with (selected): Clark Tracey Sextet, Bobby Worth Quintet, New York Voices, Rag'n'Bone Man, Nine Below Zero, Jorja Smith, Squeeze, Martha High, Lemar, Joss Stone, Matt Cardle, Shola Ama, Jodie Prenger, The Toasters, Monophonics, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Omar, Finley Quaye, Mike Garrick Jazz Orchestra, Don Weller Big Band, Norman Connors, Carleen Anderson, Michael Henderson, Mica Paris, Yolanda Brown, Tracy Hamlin, Alton McClain, Atomic Hooligan, Brandon Block, David Essex, Jean Carne, Speedometer, Push, Baker Brothers, George McCrae, Sir Joe Quarterman, Keni Burke, Peter King, Colin Towns Mask Orchestra, Atlantic Starr, SOS Band, Down To The Bone, Hackney Colliery Band, Alan Barnes, Levi Roots, Jack Whitehall & Andrew Flintoff among others.

Current Projects

 

 

Currently Paul has 2 active bands, contemporary Jazz group PAUL JORDANOUS ENSEMBLE, and a 13 piece Jazz/ Funk/ Soul group NEW DIRECTIONS PROJECT. He is also a member of a variety of bands as sideman, including: 

Soul/ Pop Artist RAG’N’BONE MAN, UK Funk bands SPEEDOMETER, and the JEZEBEL SEXTET; Mod Rock & Blues band NINE BELOW ZERO; NYC ska band THE TOASTERS; UK Jazz/ Pop Saxophonist YOLANDA BROWN, New Orleans groups BRASS VOLCANOES and the LONDON STREET BAND; Jazz bands BOBBY WORTH QUINTET (with Gareth Williams, Dave Green & Simon Allen), WILL GIBSON SEPTET, TOM WHITE SEPTET, CARRASCO ENSEMBLE, EDDY WHITE SEXTET; & jazz fusion bands GIANNI CHIARELLO & THE SAME BEAT, MR LITTLES NOISY BAND & GOGO. He regularly records and performs with Medway Scene Bands GROOVY UNCLE, and GRAHAM DAY & THE SENIOR SERVICE, and also plays keyboards for Electornic/ nu jazz band URCHIN, and pop jazz swing band SAPPHIRE SWING

He is part of the SHADES OF SOUL BAND, backing many American Soul/ RnB Artists for shows around London and the U.K.

Recently he has played for Prog Rock/ Folk/ Jazz artist and TV celebrity MATT BERRY & THE MAYPOLES (IT Crowd/ Mighty Boosh), Folk Singer/ Multi Instrumentalist GILL SANDELL & has joined up with numerous American bands whilst on tour, including Jamaican Jazz/ Ska band VOID UNION from Boston, Psychedelic Soul Band MONOPHONICS from San Fransisco & Blues band NATHANIEL RATELIFF & NIGHT SWEATS, from Denver. 

 

  • He regularly guests/ deputises with REDTENBACHER'S ORCHESTRA, CROWD COMPANY, HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND, THE STAX BAND, KIERON GARRETT QUINTET w/ DAVE O HIGGINS, TREVOR TOMKINS QUINTET, WINSTON ROLLINS BIG BAND, GABRIEL GARRICK BIG BAND, MRS H & THE SINGALONG BAND.

Paul has shared the stage and supported:

John Schofield, De La Soul, QuestLove & The Roots, Pink, Kenny Garrett, Larry Graham & Grand Central Station, Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Ayers, Bonnie Tyler, Mike & The Mechanics, Liam Gallagher, Sam Smith, Adam Ant, Fatboy Slim, Sly & The Family Stone, Giles Peterson, Mungo Jerry, Hiatus Kayote, Brian Wilson & Pet Sounds, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, Jools Holland, James Taylor Quartet, Guru & MC Solaar, Cymande, Dr Feelgood, Texas, Wilko Johnson.

Countries played in:

Abu Dhabi (UAE), Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegova, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai (UAE), Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Northern Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales, Ibiza (Balearic Islands), Tenerife (Canary Islands), Santorini (Cyclades; Greek Isles) Isle Of Wight.

Corporate Work

Paul works regularly with bands for corporate and private functions, arranging horn sections and bands for high profile events across the country, from cocktail jazz to 10 piece pop party band sets. He has worked with countless function bands in major London venues including:

The Dorchester Hotel, The Savoy, National Theatre, Natural History Museum, 

Science Museum, Langham Hotel, Shoredich Town Hall, HMS Belfast, The Arts Club (Mayfair), Microsoft HQ, Somerset House, Thorpe Park, Hyde Park, Heron Tower,

One Whitehall Place, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Alexander Palace and the Royal Chelsea Flower Show.

Recently he has performed at Olympic Park for both the Olympics and Paralympics, for England sporting events at Twickenham Stadium (Rugby), Wembley Stadium (Football - including the FA's celebrated 100 year anniversary), and Lords Cricket Ground. For the Rugby World Cup 2015, Paul performed regularly at both Twickenham and Olympic Stadium, featuring on television numerous times, including for the World Cup Final. He has performed at many celebrity events, award ceremonies, private business and celebratory functions and has performed for Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princes of UAE and for many well known celebrities and multinational companies world wide. Around England he has performed events at (selected):

St Georges Hall, Liverpool; Southampton Guild Hall; Bournemouth International Centre (BIC); Birmingham Metropole Hilton; Media City UK, Manchester; Sandown Park Racecourse. Further afield Paul has performed high end functions on both trumpet and piano for events in: Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Russia, Greece, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Maldives, Sweden and Abu Dhabi aswell as many more in the UK and Abroad.