|Born||March 27, 1968|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, teacher,|
|Labels||Prince of Peace Records|
|Associated acts||National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Loose Tubes, Mike Westbrook|
Paul Edmonds (born in 1968) is a jazz musician, composer and teacher. Formerly a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Loose Tubes, he has performed at Ronnie Scott's and appeared on a number of recordings both as a leader and sideman.
Born in Essex in 1968, he grew up on the south coast of England. Playing trumpet from an early age, by the time he was 16 he was performing publicly with local groups. At the age of 18 he joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and shortly after won First Prize in the International Trumpet Guild's Jazz Improvisation Competition.
He studied jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and graduated in 1989.
His early professional career was spent on the London jazz scene, playing with musicians including Jean Toussaint, Cleveland Watkiss, Clark Tracey and Julian Arguelles. He was also a member of the ground-breaking Loose Tubes collective.
He went on to lead his own band in Sydney, Australia before returning to London to form his own Quintet performing at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, the 606 Club, the Vortex and other prestigious clubs in the city. He was also a featured soloist in the Mike Westbrook Orchestra on the 1996 "Bar Utopia" album.
Since 1997 he has focussed on composing, performing and recording a suite of original recordings which are released under the Prince of Peace label.
- 'Lost in Time' (2002)
- 'Journey of the Heart' (2006)
- 'That's All' (2006)
With National Youth Jazz Orchestra
With Loose Tubes
- 'Dancing on Frith Street' (2010)
- 'Säd Afrika' (2012)
- Bar Utopia (1996) with Mike Westbrook
- 'Ballads' (2010) with Ken Stubbs
- 'When We Were Five' (2011) with Charlene Soraia