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About Paul Robinson

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Paul Robinson has toured nationally and internationally as a lead guitarist with folk-swing inventor Dan Hicks, pop icon Al Stewart ("Year of the Cat"), Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Hayes and the Hot Club of San Francisco. Paul has added his signature guitar sound to CDs ranging from pop and rock to jazz and beyond. He has shared the stage with Don Was, Bob Weir, David Sanborn, Steve Winwood, Hal Blaine, Al Jardine and has opened for such greats as Joni Mitchell, Joan Osborne, Dave Mason and Roger McGuinn. He is currently producing and performing with numerous bands in Northern California.
Musical mentors/instructors include:
Western African traditional and popular musics with ethnomusicologist Ayoola Bankole
Music copying, piano, music theory and N. Indian music with composer John Cooper
Guitar with Bill Rice, John Stebal and Dave Smith
Piano with Adam Domash
Big Band writing/arranging - Berklee Correspondence Course (one year)
Musical Acts that Paul has performed/recorded with:
• Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks *
• Dan Hicks and the Acoustic Warriors
• Bayside Jazz w/Dan Hicks *
• The Paul Robinson Group *
• Robinson's Carusos (w/Chris Von Sniedern & Al Chan) *
• Maria Muldaur *
• Michael Ward's Dogs and Fishes *
• Al Stewart
• Bonnie Hayes Jazz Thang *
• Lower East Venus w/Debora Iyall
• The New Moldy Figs *
• The Christmas Jug Band
• Hesla/Robinson Big Band
• Souleman Rowgie (played bass)
* currently
Writer/Arranger:
"Sweet" - CD by Paul Robinson
"Jungle Jam" - CD by The Flutterbys - Co-writer and arranger
"Property" - 2006 film directed by Piper Laurie - Composer of full score
“Crazy For Christmas” - Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - Arrangement Transcriber
“Tangled Tales” - Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - Arrangement Transcriber
"Selected Shorts" - Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - Arrangement Transcriber
"Beatin' The Heat" - Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - Arrangement Transcriber (& played guitar)
"Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - featuring an all-star cast of friends" Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks -
Arrangement Transcriber and Musical Director (& played guitar)
"The Easter Bunny, Sex & Santa Claus" - CD by Jill Carole
Mill Valley Film Festival 2009- “The Wrecking Crew” - (arranger, guitar)
Mill Valley Film Festival 1991 - "Tribute to Hal Wilner" - (arranger, guitar)
The Hesla / Robinson Big Band - sixteen piece big band - (Leader, arranger, guitar)
Plus... numerous guitar transcriptions for Guitar World and Guitar School magazines

Paul Robinson joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 23, 2013