M. Mus., University of North Texas, TX
Paul Tynan is Chair of the Music Department at St. Francis Xavier University.
According to the International Trumpet Guild, Paul Tynan’s “Creative Genius Shines.” Downbeat Magazine award winning trumpet player and composer Paul Tynan is an Associate Professor of Music at St. Francis Xavier University where he teaches jazz trumpet, jazz theory, and arranging. He also co-leads the “BiCoastal Collective”, with Grammy Award winning saxophonist Aaron Lington. The ensemble is dedicated to performing new jazz compositions. Paul has released ten recordings as a leader/co-leader on the Origin/OA2, Armored, and NohJoh labels.
Paul has also served on the faculties of San Jose State University, Chabot College, the Nova Scotia Honours Jazz Program, and the University of North Texas Summer Trumpet Workshop and is a past co-director of the Acadia Summer Jazz Workshop. He has performed with numerous jazz artists including: The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Chris Potter, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, Joel Frahm, and Matt Wilson.
As a jazz recording artist Paul has appeared on over sixty recordings, as a trumpet player, composer, arranger, and/or producer along side such musicians as Lynn Seaton, Marcus Wolfe, Stockton Helbing, David Braid, Aaron Lington, Joel Fountain, Bobby Selvaggio, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Dan Haerle, Ben Street, and Jamey Haddad.
Paul received his Masters in Jazz Studies from University of North Texas where he was a teaching fellow in jazz improvisation, large jazz ensembles and a member of the internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band. Paul has recently received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Nova Scotia Department of Culture to compose new works. He is listed in the “Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians” edited by Dr. Louis Porter.