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05/03/2018

Paul Mazzio: Coffeeshop Conversations 147 / Jazz trumpeter takes a solo

By TOM D'ANTONI // Paul Mazzio, a mainstay in the Oregon Jazz world for a long time. He has his own ensembles but he’s also known as one of those go-to guys when fine players want to add a trumpet in their recordings or live performances.

All set up and ready to go in World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for OMN Coffeeshop Conversation number 147.

In the coffeeshop with me is trumpeter Paul Mazzio, a mainstay in the Oregon Jazz world for a long time. He has his own ensembles but he’s also known as one of those go-to guys when fine players want to add a trumpet in their recordings or live performances.

He’s versatile enough to have toured with Woody Herman and Delbert McLinton and has chops enough to play with Alan Jones.

He’s from Portland…went to Sunset High even. He has Classical training but is known for his Jazz playing.

Trumpet players are a singular breed. Even when they’re playing soft, there’s something about the instrument that says, “Look at me!”

Is Paul like that? Let’s find out.

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