PAUL JOHNSTON TRIO

Thursday, June 27 10:00pm

Bellamy’s Lounge at Chateau Lacombe

PAUL JOHNSTON TRIO

 

Chris Andrew – Piano

Jamie Cooper – Drums

Paul Johnston – Bass

 

Paul moved to Montreal from Ottawa in 1990 to study jazz bass at McGill University. Before completing his studies he began working at clubs and festivals as well as on radio and television in eastern Canada.

He was a founding member of the jazz group Panache, with whom he won a Jazz Report award for jazz vocal group of the year in 1996. Following his graduation (B.Mus) he remained in Montreal as an active member of the jazz community.

He returned to McGill to study sound recording in 1999. In 2001 Paul completed the highly regarded M. Mus in sound recording. He won three of four downbeat student awards for recording during his masters program. While remaining on the jazz scene as a bass player, he branched out as a producer/engineer.

Paul has recorded and produced some of Canada’s finest CDs for labels: Justin Time, Effendi, Annalecta, Addo, Origin (US), Inner Circle (US), Whirlwind (UK), Cellar Live, Bent River Records, Chronograph as well as many independent releases. He has engineered and produced 10 Juno nominated projects, five of which have won: Christine Jensen’s Treelines and Habitat, Sonia Johnson’s Le Carre de nos Amours, Joel Miller’s Swim, Mike Rud’s Notes on Montreal.

In 2014 Paul was a new full time hire as head of recording at MacEwan University in Edmonton. His enthusiasm for music and recording has a new facet within his role as an educator. At MacEwan Paul played a central role in establishing and running Bent River Records and introducing a Recording and Production major to the Bachelor of Music program. He continues to perform as a bassist. Notable performances include accompanying: PJ Perry, Tommy Banks, Melissa Aldana, Harry Allen, Ted Nash, Bob Sheppard, Grace Kelly, Pat LaBarbera, Ranee Lee, Benito Gonzalez, Steve Amirault, Mike Rud and Joel Miller.

The Paul Johnston Trio (with Chris Andrew and Jamie Cooper) has been performing together for 5 years.

PAUL JOHNSTON TRIO

FREE | Donations Welcome

Thursday, June 27 10:00pm

Bellamy’s Lounge at Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7

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