Paul’s Music Studio was located at 1798a Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge Massachusetts, and along with Paul Combs’ work with the Lowell Jazz Day Camp, represented the culmination of a nearly fifty-year career in music education. Paul’s Music Studio was proud to be a member of Cambridge Local First.
About Paul Combs:
Musician, composer, educator and author Paul Combs began his career as a professional musician in 1963, while still in high school. Since then he has maintained a diverse career, performing and recording in several idioms, but he is known primarily as a jazz musician, composer and arranger. He has recorded with a variety of musicians, and is a voting member of NARAS, which gives the Grammy Awards. As a composer, Paul has written for film, theater, radio and television. He leads his own bands, the Pocket Big Band, the Dameron Project Quintet. as well as the Chelmsford Community Band Jazz Ensemble.
As an educator, his experience goes back to 1965 when he worked as a teacher’s assistant in the very beginning days of Head Start. He began teaching instruments privately in 1970. Over the years Combs has taught instrumental and general music in public, private and parochial schools, including the Danvers and Revere Public Schools, currently he is on the faculty of the Lowell Jazz Day Camp. He has also been a festival judge for the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education (MAJE). Paul Combs has held certification for music from the Massachusetts Department of Education and is certified in Orff-Shulwerk, level 3.
As an author, Paul Combs has written about musical topics for various magazines. His book Dameronia – The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron, – one of the key figures in the development of modern jazz – will be released by the University of Michigan Press sometime in December, 2012.
Hear an interview with Paul at the Cambridge Historical Society Discover/Music site