The International Trumpet Guild has stated that downbeat award
winning trumpet player and composer, Paul Tynan’s “Creative
Paul is presently an Associate Professor of music at St. Francis
Xavier University where he teaches jazz trumpet, 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 composition across North
America. Paul has released ten 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 such as The Pacific Mambo
Orchestra, Chris Poter, 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 sixty
recordings, as a trumpet player, composer, arranger, and/or
producer along side 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 Masters 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 for
chamber jazz ensemble. He is listed in the “Encyclopedia of Jazz
Musicians” edited by Dr. Louis Porter.
Paul is an Edwards Trumpet and Flugel Horn Artist