The International Trumpet Guild has stated that DownBeat magazine award-winning trumpet player and composer Paul Tynan’s “…creative genius shines.”
Paul is a Full Professor of Music at St. Francis Xavier University where he teaches jazz brass, jazz history, and arranging. He also co-leads the BiCoastal Collective with Grammy-winning saxophonist Aaron Lington. The ensemble is dedicated to performing new jazz compositions. Paul has released 12 recordings as a leader/co-leader on the Origin/OA2, Armored, and NohJoh labels.
Paul has also served on the faculties of San Jose State University, Chabot College, Nova Scotia Honor Jazz Program, and University of North Texas Summer Trumpet Workshop and is a past co-director of the Acadia Summer Jazz Workshop. He has performed with numerous jazz artists including: The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Chris Potter, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, Joel Frahm, and Matt Wilson.
As a jazz recording artist Paul has appeared on over 60 recordings as a trumpet player, composer, arranger, and/or producer alongside such musicians as Lynn Seaton, Marcus Wolfe, Stockton Helbing, David Braid, Aaron Lington, Joel Fountain, Bobby Selvaggio, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Dan Haerle, Ben Street, and Jamey Haddad.
Paul received his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from University of North Texas where he was a teaching fellow in jazz improvisation, large jazz ensembles and a member of the internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band. Paul has recently received Canada Council for the Arts grants and Nova Scotia Department of Culture Grants to compose new works.
Paul plays Edwards instruments and Griego mouthpieces.