PAUL DIETRICH

Post-Fusion Contemporary / Progressive Big Band • United States
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Paul Dietrich has been described as “an apt bandleader, an exceptional composer, and a superlative performer” (All About Jazz) and “a skilled composer” (JazzTrail) and his music has been praised as “stunningly beautiful” (Audiophile Audition) and “captivating” (Chicago Jazz Magazine).

A composer, trumpet player and educator based in the Midwest, Dietrich has been the leader of the Paul Dietrich Quintet since 2012 and the Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble since 2016. The Chicago-based Quintet has released two albums: Focus (2017, ears&eyes) and We Always Get There (2014, Blujazz). The Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble’s 2019 album Forward features guest artist and world-renowned drummer Clarence Penn (Dave Douglas, Maria Schneider) alongside many of the Midwest’s best jazz musicians, including Greg Ward, Russ Johnson, Dustin Laurenzi, Matt Gold, and Andy Baker.

In demand as a composer, Dietrich has completed over a dozen commissions for schools and organizations including Lawrence University’s Jazz Weekend, Ripon College,
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PAUL DIETRICH Paul Dietrich Quintet : We Always Get There album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paul Dietrich Quintet : We Always Get There
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2014
PAUL DIETRICH Paul Dietrich Quintet : Focus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paul Dietrich Quintet : Focus
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2017
PAUL DIETRICH Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble featuring Clarence Penn : Forward album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble featuring Clarence Penn : Forward
Progressive Big Band 2019
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Post-Fusion Contemporary 2023

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