Paul Shapiro (musician)

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Avant-garde jazz composer Peter Apfelbaum with Paul Shapiro (right), April 2008 (photo: Sheldon Levy)

Paul Shapiro is a jazz, world, and klezmer saxophonist from New York City.

From 1983 to 2007 Shapiro recorded eight albums, toured, and frequently played tenor saxophone in New York City with the Microscopic Septet.[1]

In 1994 Shapiro co-founded a musical collective with American record producer Arthur Baker called Brooklyn Funk Essentials.[2]


  1. Midnight Minyan (2003)
  2. It's In The Twilight (2006)
  3. Essen (2008)[3]
  4. Shofarot Verses (2014)