Mar 8th 2021

OPTION: Junius Paul

@ Experimental Sound Studio


Opening Monday, March 8th, at 7PM

Monday, March 8, 2021
7pm CT
Streaming on YouTube
FREE, $5 suggested donation (100% goes to the artist)

Option welcomes the prolific bassist and composer Junius Paul onto the series for the first time. Don’t miss your chance to hear one of Chicago’s most creative and in-demand musicians perform in a duo with pianist Justin Dillard and discuss his work with Option curator Ken Vandermark.

Junius Paul, composer, bandleader & acoustic and electric bassist, born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago area, is a graduate of St. Xavier University (Chicago). An internationally established bassist, some of Junius’ performance 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, Jeff Parker, Vincent Davis & Percussion Plus, Dee Alexander, The Curtis Fuller Quintet, Oliver Lake, 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, IL). In 2017, Junius was the featured artist and honoree for his alma mater, St. Xavier University’s Jazz Weekend. Junius’ debut album, “Ism”, was released in November 2019 via International Anthem Recording Company, receiving a 4 star rating from Downbeat Magazine.

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