Paul has played his trumpet with the Funkestra since around 2005 and brings his ?soaring be-bop lines mixed with the pin-point accuracy of classical technique and achingly gorgeous melodic lines? (Oxford Jazz Cellar) to the music and most of all?he is fantastically funky!
He also bring a wonderful sense of humour to the band – we are always in anticipation of his next prank, all with excellent and super-dry execution.
An alumni of Reading University and former lead trumpet player of the Kingston Youth Big Band, Paul has played with Jazz, Funk and Soul acts like Atlantic Starr, Joss Stone, Monophonics, Speedometer, Soul Immigrants, Push, Winston Rollins Big Band, NYJO, Finley Quaye, Shola Ama, Don Weller Big Band, Down to the Bone, Carleen Anderson to name a few.
Listen to the Paul Jordanous Ensemble ?And Now I Know? – a recording of Paul?s original compositions in a Modern Jazz, Groove and Hard/Post Bop style.