Roderick Paulin PhotoSaxophone

Roderick Paulin joined the Jazz Camp faculty last summer at the invitation of his former college professor and Jazz Camp’s Artistic Director, Edward “Kidd” Jordan. Mr. Paulin is an internationally-renowned saxophonist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator. He began his professional career while only in the 6th grade, performing with his brothers in his father’s, legendary traditional jazz musician, Ernest “Doc” Paulin’s brass band, The Doc Paulin Dixieland Jazz Band. During his 25 year career, Mr. Paulin has collaborated with artists such as Branford Marsalis, Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Delfeayo Marsalis, Maceo Parker, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. His many accomplishments include being a Music Coordinator for McDonald’s Corporation Black Media Awards Banquet, featured artist at the Essence Music Festival, commissioned to arrange the music of Piano legend Ray Charles featuring pianist Davell Crawford, and, featured artist to perform the musical stylings of Alvin “Red” Tyler accompanied by The Contemporary Arts Orchestra. He has appeared on television episodes of HBO’s Treme, Studio 60 featuring D.L. Hughley Christmas Special and The Craig Kilborn Show.