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Junius Paul


Junius Paul is composer, bandleader, and acoustic and electric bassist, born and raised in Chicago. He is a graduate of St. Xavier University in Chicago, and is now an internationally established performer. Some of Paul's performances and/or recording credits include the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, numerous configurations of ensembles led by Roscoe Mitchell, Famoudou Don Moye Sun Percussion Summit, AACM Small Ensemble & Big Band, Kahil El'Zabar, Makaya McCraven, the Fred Anderson Trio, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Vincent Davis & Percussion Plus, Dee Alexander, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, Oliver Lake, Donald Harrison, Willie Pickens, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marquis Hill, KRS-One, and Donald Byrd among others. In 2013-14, Junius served as music department faculty for Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, Ilinois). Paul's debut album, Ism, was released in November 2019 via International Anthem Recording Company to four-star acclaim in Downbeat Magazine. Paul is currently working on his second album, set to be released in 2023.