A talented pianist with panache and penchant for classic sounds in contemporary jazz, Paul Edis is a leading creative musician in the United Kingdom today. As a performer, composer, and educator, he has established a reputation for consistently delivering new and original ideas, always seeking to innovate while paying homage to both the Jazz and Classical music traditions. Paul is obsessed with melody and expression, no matter what genre or musical context he is in.
Returning to the Stage
Ahead of his return to the live stage as part of Lateralize Records’ highly anticipated Jazz On A Summer’s Evening showcase at London’s Cadogan Hall on June 5th, 2021, British jazz pianist Paul Edis is pleased to announce the release of Start Over, the first single from his enthralling upcoming album, The Still Point Of The Turning World, due for release in September 2021.
“Start Over seemed to sum up the dreamlike atmosphere of this album perfectly,” Edis explains. “There’s something about this jazz-waltz feel that has always inspired me as a musician and as a writer – exploring these rhythmic possibilities is almost like inhabiting a polyrhythmic personality.”
Classic Sounds from a Contemporary Pianist
With an unmistakable style that sounds like the missing link between Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau and Claude Debussy, Edis is one of the most important British jazz artists to emerge in the last decade. Having released a string of critically acclaimed independent albums, he has spent the past year composing the music for The Still Point Of The Turning World, which was recorded in London’s Masterchord Studios.
In recent years, he has released several critically acclaimed recordings of new music, received commissions from a wide range of organizations, and is known for his communication skills and breadth of knowledge, working as an educator for organizations such as Sage Gateshead, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and National Youth Jazz Collective.
Paul works regularly with vocalist Jo Harrop, saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos, and has performed alongside leading jazz names such as Jon Faddis, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Nigel Price, Jim Mullen, Tim Garland, Julian Siegel, Tony Kofi, Steve Waterman, Iain Ballamy, and Mark Nightingale, in addition to leading his own sextet, trio, and solo engagements.
His music has been played on radio stations in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Europe.