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Paul Brandenburg

Paul Brandenburg is a freelance trumpet player living in New York City. With roots in classical music, he has branched out to become an accomplished performer in the musical fields of R&B, soul, jazz, rock and swing.

Paul has recently been heard with the Hot Sardines, a “hot” jazz group specializing in the music of the early 20th century.  Recent appearances with them have included every Monday in June, 2017 at the Blue Note in New York; Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood; Detroit Symphony Hall (with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra); Kodak Hall in Rochester, NY (with the Rochester Philharmonic); and the Budapest Summer Festival in Budapest, Hungary.

Other notable performances include Lincoln Center’s tribute to Curtis Mayfield in summer 2012, where Paul played in the house band for Mavis Staples, The Impressions, Sinead O’Connor, TV on the Radio, and The Roots, among many others; Barbara Lynn at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival; “The Cooper Clan, All Together” at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series; recording on Jewel’s holiday album “Let It Snow”; traditional klezmer group the Levitt Legacy Kleztet; and performing and recording with indie rock group The Walkmen.

He is a graduate of the Juilliard School Pre-College program and was a longtime student of Edward Treutel. He attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music,  and completed his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Lew Soloff.

Paul is on faculty at the Trinity School in New York City as well as the Abrons Arts Center in downtown Manhattan.