MP3 Paul Viani Quartet - Generosity
Modern straight ahead jazz style. Easy to listen to... and melodic for the ears.
9 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
Paul can attribute mainly being turned on to jazz for life, by having the opportunity to meet the late Dizzy Gillespie, the main sponsor of the Blues Alley Supper Club youth ensemble in Washington, D.C. During high school, he played for 3 years in the youth ensemble, which provided live entertainment at places such as the Wolftrap Farm Park and the Blues Alley Supper Club. After graduating in 1990, he attended Virginia Tech for 5 years, whose jazz program was under the direction of the famous jazz violinist, Joseph Kennedy, Jr. Aside from his own jazz project, the Tangled Trio, Paul was contacted through the music department as a local tenor saxophonist for various touring groups, such as the Shirells, in this college town of Blacksburg, VA. Since relocating to San Diego in 1995, Paul has been a local tenor ''sub-man'' for other rock / reggae / funk projects such as RA Brotherhood, Deville, Phazz, Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers, Pink Froyd tribute, Creed (Reggae), and many others here in San Diego. Venues as a sideman have included the 4th and B, the Belly-Up Tavern, Brick by Brick, Winston''s (OB), Blind Melons, Moondoggies, the Onyx Room, Dizzy''s, Juke Joint, and many other San Diego clubs and restaurants. With so many other players styles and ideas to constantly follow, he has continued studying with other saxophone artists, such as Mr. Steve Feierabend and original bop cat, Mr. Charles McPherson.