The Deer Park High School Band today announced an event coming up this Thursday, March 20 from 1:20-3:00 PM. The Music Department will welcome local jazz legend Philip Paul and his quintet to Crawford Auditorium for two free performances.
Drummer Phillip Paul played on some of the greatest, most important records ever made in music and his many accolades attest to his genius. In 2002, Paul was honored by the Cincinnati Enquirer with a Lifetime CAMMY Award for his contributions to the music and culture of the city. In 2009, Paul and his wife, Juanita were honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, as part of their "From Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits.” Also in 2009, he was honored with the Ohio Heritage Fellowship for the Performing Arts, which is Ohio's highest honor bestowed on traditional artist.
Despite his many hits, Paul has always considered himself a jazz musician: “I always played Jazz...When you are labeled a session drummer, you have to play everything...but on the street, where I’m working and making a living, I’m playing jazz all the time.”
The performances will offer the students the opportunity to come in contact with a musician who has performed with some legendary acts, serving to diversify their exposure to the musical world. All students at the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School will be offered the chance to attend one of the two sessions. This is brought to Deer Park free of charge, and was facilitated by Mr. Dave Denis, a friend to the Deer Park community.
The Philip Paul Quintet
Jr./Sr High School students
All community members
Thursday, March 20
Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School
8351 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
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