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.
- Sat, Jun 11Los Angeles
- Wed, Jun 01Los Angeles
- Thu, May 26Newport BeachMay 26, 6:30 PMNewport Beach, 3950 Campus Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USALink for tickets: https://www.campusjax.com/events/vde-big-band?fbclid=IwAR1WyIwyQBtRPf_JT86x0qhpLNG-KrVuLYEpHJpws0KzlrLiTb7Hu-TTQow The Tribute of the American Songbook is a performance brought to you by the VDE Big Band with vocalists Lia Booth and Mark Kopitzke.
- Mon, Mar 28Los Angeles
- Sun, Mar 27Los AngelesMar 27, 3:00 PMLos Angeles, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USAMarlon Martinez and Marlonius Jazz Orchestra will perform a big band tribute to Billy Strayhorn, to culminate Martinez' artist residency at the Colburn School Amplify Series. The program will include newly discovered works and previously unrecorded gems by the unsung giant of jazz, known for his int
- Mon, Dec 06Long BeachDec 06, 2021, 6:00 PMLong Beach, 6251 CA-1, Long Beach, CA 90803, USATicket 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
- Mon, Nov 22Los AngelesNov 22, 2021, 8:00 PMLos Angeles, 6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USATicket 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.
- Fri, Oct 01Santa Ana
- Sat, Jul 31Hawthorne