Junius Paul

nius Paul has established himself as a reputable electric and acoustic bassist on the Chicago music scene. Born and raised in the Chicago area and a graduate of St. Xavier University in Chicago, his passion for music shows consistently in his playing. Junius is well-established in many genres, ranging from jazz to hip-hop, house music, funk, classical and gospel, and has shared the stage with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Curtis Fuller, Donald Byrd, Fred Anderson, Roscoe Mitchell, Donald Harrison, Kahil El’Zabar, Hamiett Bluiett, Nona Hendryx, Chico DeBarge, Eric Roberson, KRS-One, Dee Alexander, Roy Hargrove and Corey Wilkes to name a few. He has appeared on audio and DVD recordings for many artists, including Corey Wilkes, Abstrakt Pulse, Dee Alexander, DJ Shannon Harris, the St. Luke COGIC gospel choir, Peven Everett and Kahil El'Zabar. Junius also performs internationally, notably the Southport Weekender Festival (Southport, England), the Sons d’hiver Festival (Paris, France), the Made In Chicago Series (Poznan, Poland), the INNtone Festival (Austria), as well as festivals in Ghana, Italy, and Brazil. Junius is currently immersed in creating a new studio project, scheduled for release in early 2011.