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Paul Van Ross

Saxophonist & Flutist / composer from Melbourne Australia

About Me

Paul Van Ross leads one of the most exciting and energetic jazz ensembles on the Melbourne Jazz scene today. Paul is a seasoned performer of extraordinary versatility specializing in woodwind instruments, in improvised or more classical based settings. In 2013 Paul visited New York, Cuba and Europe for a musical intensive, recording 2 new albums and furthering his musical skills. Paul has toured the world performing at clubs & hotels and co-led 13 tours to New Zealand. He has released 3 albums under his own name and is active as a performer and recording artist. His latest album The Buck Stops Here was released at end 2012 and his trio toured New Zealand in 2013 to promote his latest album. Paul has performed in Germany, United States, Canada, Cuba, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Kuala Lumpur, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Austria, Laos, Thailand, and New Zealand. He has performed / recorded with some of the best musicians in the world including: NEW YORK – Ari Hoenig, Mike Moreno, Matt Clohesy, Roy Hargrove, Seth Myers, Joshua Levine, Itai Kriss, Rob Scheps, Marvin Bugalu-Smith. CUBA – Changuito (Los Van Van), Yoraldy Abreu (Chucho Valdes), Alejandro Falcon (Maraca), Oliver Valdes, Gaston Joya (Chucho Valdes), Jorge Aragon, Michel Herrera, Carlos Miyares (Chucho Valdes), Evelyn Suarez…., AUSTRALIA – Mark Fitzgibbon, David Jones (drums), Evripides Evripidou, Mark Lockett, Kim Kelaart, Michelle Nicole, Allison Wedding, Joe Bataan, Bert Newton, Michael Slocum, The Sundowners, Sam Lemann, The Moovin’ & Groovin Orchestra, Rebecca Barnard and many more…..

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because...It can change peoples lives. It can break down language barriers between international artists. I was first exposed to jazz...Stan Getz album with "Girl form Ipanema" I met [musician name]...Michael Brecker in 1996 in NYC. Wow! What a humble guy. The best show I ever attended was... The first jazz record I bought was...Kenny G "Songbird"....i know i know, well at least it led me to Coltrane. My advice to new listeners...Less is more. Or whatever else you have in mind. I love Latin Jazz too.