John Paulson

John Paulson on the DV Tenor 7 and HR* Tenor 8* Mouthpieces

"I've played JodyJazz tenor mouthpieces since the early days including the ESP, and different versions of the DV's. They all have their own unique and even playing character throughout the range of the horn. However, I've now settled on one of his original #7 DV's for situations where I want a sound big enough to fill a room without at PA and still retain a smooth, dark tone. For situations where I need to play more quietly with an even darker tone, I bring Jody's HR* Tenor with an 8* facing and it gives me a lush sound with a lot of depth and warmth while still being able to project without feeling stuffy. Jody has a range of mouthpieces to suit virtually every player's needs and I've always recommended them to players I meet including pros, teachers and students."

John Paulson Biography

John C. Paulson - Saxophonist, Flutist, Composer, and Educator

John C. Paulson earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music from the University of Utah and his Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in music education from the University of Washington in Seattle. With a career spanning 35 years teaching jazz and music industry courses, Dr. Paulson retired as professor emeritus from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN. Subsequently, he taught jazz studies part-time at Winona State University and is currently an instructor at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts.

Dr. Paulson boasts an impressive discography, producing nine original jazz CDs, which include three big band recordings and five Master class CDs for the Saxophone Journal. His third big band CD, "The Refuge Project," was released in 2023 and was acknowledged as one of the top ten big band CDs by KBEM jazz radio in Minneapolis, MN. Over the years, he has been a recipient of numerous grants from the Southeastern MN Arts Council and the MN State Arts Board, supporting his live performances, workshops, and recordings.

Internationally, Dr. Paulson has showcased his talent with student jazz groups and engaged in freelance work with distinguished names such as The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Mel Torme, Andy Williams, Bob Hope, The Temptations, Johnny Mathis, Pioneer Memorial Theatre, and The Repertory Dance Theatre.

Dr. Paulson is a member of ISJAC, ASCAP, JEN, the River Arts Alliance and is an official artist endorser of JodyJazz Saxophone Mouthpieces. Visit www.paulson for more.



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