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PAUL NELSON

Trombone | Bass Trombone  
Composer | Arranger | Educator

 
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ABOUT PAUL NELSON

Paul Nelson is an active trombonist in the Los Angeles area as well as music educator. Paul has appeared on dozens of indie, rock, and funk records as trombonist, bass trombonist and arranger, and has performed with bands and orchestras around the Atlanta, Athens, Nashville and Los Angeles areas. In his time in Georgia, he managed and composed for Athens-based band Misnomer, an eclectic, seven-horn collective performing original music in modern jazz and funk styles. For the 2018-19 school year, he directed the Los Angeles Youth Jazz Ensemble alongside pianist Marco Apicella. Additionally, Paul maintains a private studio of low brass musicians and aspiring music producers. He has shared the stage with bands and leaders such as Bob Mintzer, Patrice Rushen and Band of Horses, and toured both regionally and nationally with Futurebirds and Misnomer. In 2020, Futurebirds album 'Teamwork,' a record which Paul arranged the horn arrangements, was nominated by Downbeat Magazine as one of the best albums of 2020 and mentioned by Rolling Stone Magazine for its 'psychedelia and twang.'  

Most recently, Paul has appeared on commercial recordings, singles, and albums by the likes of Shea Diamond, Billy Porter, Olivia Morreale, Chris Norton and more. Additionally, Paul leads his own creative project, 'Paul Nelson's Big Ol' Band,' a 17-piece orchestra featuring original music and arrangements and incorporating modern sounds with electronics and more. 

 
 
 

Events

  • Paul Nelson's Big Ol' Band LIVE at Vitello's
    Feb 23, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604, USA
    Paul Nelson's Big Ol' Band LIVE at Vitello's. Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paul-nelsons-big-ol-band-live-at-vitellos-tickets-240694322197
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  • Dec 06, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Long Beach, 6251 CA-1, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
    Ticket link https://www.ticketweb.com/event/tom-kubis-big-band-gaslamp-long-beach-tickets/11492025?pl=gaslamp Big Band Christmas shows by Kyle Myers and Tom Kubis Doors 6 pm Kyle Myers Big Band 6:30 pm Tom Kubis Big Band 8:00 pm
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  • Teryn Ré Big Band @ Baked Potato
    Sun, Nov 28
    Los Angeles
    Nov 28, 2021, 8:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604, USA
    Ticket link: https://www.thebakedpotato.com/events/teryn-re-big-band-sunday-november-28-2021/ Christmas is coming show
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  • Paul Nelson's Big Ol' Band @ The Mint
    Nov 22, 2021, 8:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA
    Ticket link: https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Big-Band-Nights-hosted-by-the-BABAorchestra/451951?afflky=T A new LA music series spotlighting big bands and their creative works. This kick off event will feature Paul Nelson's Big Ol' Band, Teryn Ré's Big Band, and theBABAorchestra.
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  • Oct 25, 2021, 7:00 PM
    West Hollywood, 8852 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
    Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kelly-mcgarry-presents-tickets-175237759857
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  • Extra Syrup Horns @ PuffCon
    Oct 02, 2021, 4:20 PM
    Auburn, 1360 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603, USA
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  • Oct 01, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Santa Ana, 1010 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA
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  • Summer Swing Nights @ Automobile Driving Museum
    Aug 14, 2021, 7:00 PM
    El Segundo, 610 Lairport St, El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
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  • Extra Syrup Horns @ Los Angeles Ale Works
    Jul 31, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Hawthorne, 12918 Cerise Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250, USA
    Brass band arrangements from Extra Syrup Horns led by Chanell Crichlow (IG:@tubafresh) All ages welcome, admission with standard brewery admissions.
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  • Groupmuse Presents: Full Moon Jazz on the Beach
    Jul 24, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 17000 CA-1, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA
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  • La Nueva Orcuestra de Cali @ PMD Bobonis Oxnard
    Jun 12, 2021, 9:00 PM
    PMD Bobonis, 450 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030, USA
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  • La Nueva Orcuestra de Cali @ The Mixx Pasadena
    May 29, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Pasadena, 443 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
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  • La Nueva Orcuestra de Cali @ BIS Club Perris
    May 15, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Perris, 4164 N Perris Blvd, Perris, CA 92571, USA
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  • Apr 11, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Glendale, Glendale, CA, USA
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  • Sun, Mar 08
    Main Street Wine Company
    Mar 08, 2020, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Main Street Wine Company, 301 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA
    Acoustic Indie Soul featuring singer/songrwriter Sú, Frank Mitchell on harmonica and Paul Nelson on trombone.
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  • Knower with Thornton Jazz Orchestra
    Mon, Feb 24
    834 W 34th St
    Feb 24, 2020, 7:00 PM
    834 W 34th St, 834 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Bob Mintzer leads the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra in a concert with special guests Knower, featuring Genevieve Artadi and Jazz Studies alum Louis Cole. Frequent collaborators, they'll revisit material they presented last summer at JazzFest Bonn with the WDR Big Band.
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  • Sun, Feb 23
    San Antonio Winery
    Feb 23, 2020, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    San Antonio Winery, 737 Lamar St, Los Angeles, CA 90031, USA
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm Steven Fleming - Drums Jon Alvarez - Bass Paul Nelson - Trombone
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  • Sat, Feb 01
    Main Street Wine Company
    Feb 01, 2020, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Main Street Wine Company, 301 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA
    Acoustic Indie Soul featuring singer/songrwriter Sú, Frank Mitchell on harmonica and Paul Nelson on trombone.
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