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Paul Shewchuk

Professional Bassist based in South Florida - acoustic bass - 4,5,& 6 string fretted/fretless electric basses Educator - classes, private lessons, clinician ​Luthier - instrument design, building, repairs

Known for his versatility, his high-energy swinging bass lines, lyrical solos, and solid rhythm, Paul Shewchuk is an “in demand” bassist in South Florida’s music scene and beyond. Paul’s musicality, strong reading and accompanist skills, perfect pitch, and an endless repertoire of songs and styles allow him to perform in almost any musical situation with style and ease.


University of Miami - Masters Degree - Jazz Pedagogy (Magna cum laude) Florida International University - Masters Program Jazz Performance McGill University - Bachelor's Degree - Jazz Performance - Pre-masters courses in Sound Recording

Performances at Jazz Festivals, Concerts, venues worldwide.

Notable artists Paul has performed with include:

Dr. Lonnie Smith, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Higgins, Kenny Werner, Randy Brecker, Larry Coryell, Joe Locke, Marilyn Maye, Ira Sullivan, Jay and the Americans, Wynton Marsalis, Duffy Jackson, Paul Anka, Freddy Cole, George Benson, Don Elias, Mark Murphy, Ken Peplowski, Warren Chiasson, Barbara Morrison, Greg Abate, Adam Nussbaum, Wycliffe Gordon, Carmen Bradford, Byron Stripling, Peter Bernstein, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Bobby Floyd, Kenny Drew Jr, Jesse Jones Jr., Lauren Kinhan, Vitali Imereli, Melton Mustapha, Nicole Henry, Roseanna Vitro, Bobby Thomas Jr, Sammy Figueroa, Johnny O’Neil, Don Friedman, Hal Schaeffer, Bruno Di Filippi, Ada Rovatti, Billy Stritch, Jerry Bergonzi, Federico Britos, Bobby Shew, Othello Molineux, Nestor Torres, Rose Royce, Gene Bertoncini, Lew Delgato, Albert Collins, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Merle “Percolator” Perkins, Maria Muldaur, Amos Garrett, Russel Malone, Salif Keita, PJ Perry, Bobby Shew,Hal Schaeffer, Elba Ramalho, Perry Kibble, Don Johnson, & Hazel Payne (of Taste of Honey), Allan Harris, Neshama Carlebach, 8th Day, Avraham Fried, Sonny Greenwich, Nelson Symonds, Ivan Symonds, Oliver Jones, Stephanie Biddle, Dana Paul, Antonio Adolfo, Rose Max, Nancy Kelly, Turk Mauro, ... more

Performances with Celebrities:

Barry Williams (Brady Bunch), Mickey Dolenz & Davy Jones (the Monkees), Gavin McLeod (Capt Stubbing), Bernie Koppell(Doc) & Fred Grandy (Isaac) from the “Love Boat”, Rebbeca Holden (Knight Rider), Bess Myerson (Candid Camera),Paolo Szot, Faith Prince, Donny Most (Happy Days), Sally Struthers (All in the Family), Joe Piscopo (Saturday Night Live), John Davidson (That’s Incredible, Hollywood Squares), more


“Grease”, Little Shop of Horrors, Fiddler on the Roof, Ain't Misbehavin', Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, the Musicman, Damn Yankees, Wizard of Oz, Bugsy, City of Angels, Boomers, Shlomo - Soul Doctor, Vices, more... acts from Disney, Las Vegas, Cirque de Soleil

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Album Review

Phill Fest: Cafe Fon Fon

Read "Cafe Fon Fon" reviewed by Jack Bowers

While there is no sure cure for the blues, a large dose of Brazilian music often comes about as close to driving the dark clouds away as any remedy a physician is likely to prescribe. It is hard to listen to an album such as guitarist-composer Phill Fest's sunny Café Fon Fon without smiling and tapping your toes as misery and sadness bid their goodbyes. Who could resist the urge to grin while listening, for example, to his rhythmic salute ...

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