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"Paul is one of the most unique jazz guitarists who is quickly emerging in NYC. A subtle player possessing a distinctive lyricism and an embraceable artfulness, Paul demonstrates the ability to tell stories and paint pictures through notes and rhythms. His pristine and crystalline sound will whisper to your ears, transcending beyond the universe into the infinite world of his imagination."

 

Paul is a guitarist, composer, an educator based in New York City. Born in South Korea in 1993, Paul moved to Houston, TX and began studying the guitar at the age of 12. At age 14, he began to perform around Houston and other parts of Texas with the Blue Lion Jazz Band and Sound Of The South Dance Orchestra. He was selected to perform at the TMEA All-Region and All-State Jazz Band at age 18. In 2011, Paul moved to New York City and studied with some of the most renowned musicians in the world including Adam Rogers, Ari Hoenig, Will Vinson, Mike Moreno. Additionally, he has recorded and shared the stage with Alan FerberAlex Sipiagin, Randy Brecker, Danny Mixon, Diane Moser, Dave Glasser, and more. He attended The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, where he completed his BFA in Jazz Performance in 2015. Paul is currently attending New York University for his Master of Music degree. In 2017, Paul was selected as a semi finalist for Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition. Paul actively performs at numerous venues and festivals such as Blue Note, Bar Next Door, Minton's Playhouse, Cornelia Street Cafe, NubluMontreux Jazz Festival, and etc.

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