Welcome to - the website for musician, composer and tutor Paul Edis. To find out more about Paul including the latest gigs, please use the links above. See below for the latest news.

Ushaw Jazz Festival

Monday 25th July 2016
Not long now till the first Ushaw Jazz Festival! Located just outside of the City of Durham, the former priests seminary has transformed itself into a major cultural venue, with regular concerts, exhibitions and in 2016 a folk and Jazz festival. On August 26, 27 and 28th you can hear music from the dawn of ragtime right go to the present day as Ushaw hosts a jazz festival. For more information, visit


St. Cuthbert's Suite

Monday 22nd February 2016
I'm in the middle of a new commission for Ushaw College. On March 18th The Ushaw Ensemble' will be performing the world premiere of a new piece to celebrate St. Cuthbert. The following day we'll be performing the work again at Durham Cathedral. The lineup for the two concerts is Graham Hardy (Trumpet/Flugel) Graeme Wilson (saxes/reeds) Emma Fisk (violin) Alice Burn (Northumbrian Pipes) Paul Edis (Piano/MD) Rob Walker (drums/percussion) and Paul Susans (bass).

Jambone at Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Monday 22nd February 2016
Last week I was in Amsterdam working with the youth jazz ensemble Jambone (based at Sage, Gateshead). We performed at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam after a set from the JazzFocus Big band and the Jazz Unlimited Big Band led by the inspirational Peter Guidi.

The Teaching Musician at Trinity Laban

Monday 22nd February 2016
I've just enrolled this weekend at Trinity Laban, London on 'The Teaching Musician Course'. I'm lucky enough to have been selected as a Headley Fellow and excited to say I will be working with the Trinity Laban Learning and Participation department as part of the course.

Teaching Musician Website

Just Like Me available at JazzCDs

Sunday 7th February 2016
Just Like me is now available to buy online from JazzCDs

New Ear Training and Improvisation Session for 2016

Monday 4th January 2016
I am pleased to announce that I will be leading more Ear Training and Improvisation workshops at the Lit and Phil in Newcastle. As before, they are completely free for anyone who wants to take part! Please contact the Lit and Phil to find out more information and to register your interest (on a first come first serve basis).

Here are the dates of the sessions (all are 7-9)

Jan 25
Feb 8, 22,
April 4, 11, 18

Please bring your instrument and your ears!

Ruminations for Piano

Friday 20th November 2015
Alongside Just Like Me, I've released a new digital recording of five pieces of contemporary classical piano. Head over to my Bandcamp page to have a listen...Ruminations for Piano

How to get hold of Just Like Me!

Friday 20th November 2015
Just Like Me has now been officially released! However, for the moment it's not available online, so please do get in touch via email if you want to order a copy!

Just Like Me/Not Like Me album launch

Thursday 10th September 2015
I'll be launching my new double CD of Just Like Me and Not Like Me on November 19th at the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle. 8pm start, tickets £6/5

Lecturing post for the BMus Course at Sage, Gateshead

Wednesday 12th August 2015
I'm really excited to be joining the Higher Education and Research Team at Sage Gateshead and to be lecturing on the prestigious BMus course as part of a fantastic team. The Sage is an amazing place for young musicians to come and study, complete with world class facilities and resources.

In this role I'm looking forward to guiding the next generation of professional musicians to become part of a dynamic local music scene with the necessary skills to be successful world-wide!
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