John Paulson Gigs, Recordings & Charts  
January - February 2023 & Beyond

10 Year JP Big Band Celebration Concerts
coming up at the Winona Art Center

JP Big Band Concerts
celebrate 10 years of the band with us!
February 4th & 5th, 2023
the Winona Art Center
press release & ticket info.

JP Jazz Quartet
Starlite Lounge
January 21 & February 25
8:00 to Midnite (21+)

222 Pearl St. LaCrosse, WI 

JP with The UnReal Jazz Quartet
February 15  5:00-7:00 pm
Thesis Beer

1929 2nd St. SW Rochester, MN

JP Big Band at Wellington's December 5, 2021
  photo: Anita Doering '21
Mark your calendars for JPBB 10th 
Anniversary Events  
 February 4 & 5 at the newly updated Winona Art Center*

*These activities are made possible through grants from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council in cooperation with a private foundation.


Improve Your Jazz Improv.

Take jazz Improvisation lessons at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts in Winona- I still have room for a couple more students!   Open to all instrumentalists at any level online or in person. Full details & how to register here.  

MN State Arts Board Grant

Completed! I received from the MN State Arts Board for online recording and educational projects.   There are two main portions to the grant:  one was to collaborate online with other jazz artists to create a new CD.12 musicians contributed songs and tracks including: Guitarists Mike James (LaCrosse, WI) & Scott Gerry (Mpls, MN); bassists Larry Dalton (LaCrosse, WI & Eric Graham (Red Wing, MN), Denny McGuire (Rollingstone, MN); pianists Bert Dalton (Santa Fe, NM) & Eric Heukeshoven (Winona, MN);  trumpeter Dave Lamoreux (Seattle, WA);  and drummers Rich MacDonald (Winona, MN), Miles Johnston (Lake City, MN)  and Jeff Strom (Winona, MN).   Full backstory here 

The other project involves live-streaming my "What is Jazz" presentation for members of the Winona Friendship Center & recording it for YouTube.  Links here.

check out the 2022 project "So Far"  a collaborative CD project

John C. Paulson is a fiscal year 2021 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant fromthe Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Momentous Record Deal

Still have a CD player? I've got a couple exciting things up and running.. one is that I'm partnering with Momentous Records to sell hard copies of the REAL CD's from my catalog. I've also recently spent a lot of time collecting the specific iTunes and Spotify download links to my CD projects. Visit the Store link here for fast downloading.     

Central Lutheran Church
watch for monthly performances w/ Eric Heukeshoven (piano & organ)  
JP goes Classical:  Mozart Flute musicYouTube link                            

paulsonjazz YouTube Channel

YouTube slide show featuring "Tangoed" & photos from
 JP Big Band - "5 Years On" Recording Session April 8, '18  St. Mary's U. Winona

"Five Years On"
Featured on
KBEM-fm Jazz Radio 88.5 MPLS., MN

 Interview & CD clips
Purchasing Info.

JP's page on Jody's site

John Paulson Big Band & Jazz Sextet Recording 

Walrus Music now administered by

All the charts from both JP Big Band CD's
are now available at  
(all for full jazz ensemble) 

(paulsonjazz YouTube Channel)
see The JPBB performing these charts
March 2016 at the Sheldon Theatre!

Streamin' & Steamin'
check out the  JP Jazz Channel on Pandora!
iTunes & Spotify quick links

Teachers & Students- check out the School Jazz  page on my website
click here

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School Jazz
Events '23 

check w/ the directors
for streaming events! 

Winona State U.
contact director
Aaron Lomeyer, director

Jazz Ensemble
4/21/22  7:30 pm
Main Stage 

Ed's No Name Bar 
WSU student &
faculty jazz jam
check website 

Saint Mary's U.
Jazz At St. Mary's
Eric Heukeshoven, director
Jazz Ensemble &
Concert Band 
Alumni Reunion 
concert 4/16/23 
3pm Page Theatre
free- open seating 

SMU H30 Trio
open Jam
3rd Sundays
2:30-5:30 pm 
Island City Brewing
Winona, MN

Winona High &
Middle School  

Dave Gudmastad, MS director 
Brian Hamilton, HS director
WMS & WSHS Jazz Bands
check website 

MN Conservatory/ Arts
Jazz Ensembles 
Dave Gudmastad, director
JP Improv. Teacher
check website
music info 

Cotter High School
check website
St. Cecila Theatre
Andy Meuer, director