Paul Booth plays a Syos saxophone mouthpiece

Paul Booth

These mouthpieces give me an even tone throughout the instrument, producing a warm sound and yet when I need they really open up, giving me a wide range of dynamics for the varying musical situations I found myself in.

Biography

Paul Booth won a place at the Royal Academy of Music in 1993 at the age of 16, becoming their youngest student on a degree course. That year Paul also won the 'Best Modern Jazz Player’ category at the televised Young Jazz Player of the Year.

Following his graduation in 1997, Paul immersed himself in the world of the professional musician. He eventually joined the European Glenn Miller Orchestra for eight tours, before landing the saxophone chair for the worldwide smash hit show, Riverdance, staying for eighteen months. In 2005 Paul toured the US and Japan with Basia and Matt Bianco, and soon after received the call from Steve Winwood with whom he has been working ever since.

In 2004 Paul released his first solo album ‘It’s Happening’, which was followed by the albums ‘No Looking Back’ (2007), ‘Pathways’ (2009) and ‘Trilateral’ (2011), Patchwork Project (2015). All of which were extremely well received available through his own Pathway Records label.

Paul’s ability to blend into any musical surrounding coupled with his talents as a multi-instrumentalist has led to him being regularly chosen to perform with many well-known artists. Paul has toured, performed & recorded around the world with The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, Jamiroquai, Gregory Porter, Barry Manilow to name a few. He has worked with Incognito, Brand New Heavies, The BBC Big Band, Michael Janisch Quintet and the Ryan Quigley Quintet and so many more.

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