Upcoming performances


Friday, 2/8

Dee Alexander Birthday Celebration Performance 


The Promontory

5311 S. Lake Park


Friday, 2/15

w/ Marquis Hill Blacktet - Modern Flows, Vol. 2 Album Release Show


Reva & David Logan Center For The Arts

915 E. 60th St.


Thursday, 2/21 - Sunday, 2/24

Jazz Showcase w/ Makaya McCraven

8pm & 10pm shows each night + Sunday 4:00 all-ages matinee

806 S. Plymouth Ct.


Friday, 2/22

w/ Vincent Davis Trio


One Spirit Center

1801 Charles St.

Rockford, IL

Saturday, 3/23

Big Ears Festival w/ Makaya McCraven

Time TBA

Knoxville, TN

Sunday, 3/24

Big Ears Festival w/ The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Time TBA

Knoxville, TN


Big Ears Festival 2018 - Roscoe Mitchell's Trio Five

Immune To Boredom 


Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Budapest, Hungary

Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings

Junius Paul - Shirley Fracture Couture Legwear

Junius Paul Bio

Junius Paul, composer, bandleader & acoustic and electric bassist, was born and raised in the Chicago area and is a graduate of St. Xavier University (Chicago). An internationally established bassist, some of Junius' performance and/or recording credits include The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, numerous configurations of ensembles led by Roscoe Mitchell, Famoudou Don Moye Sun Percussion Summit, AACM Small Ensemble & Big Band, Makaya McCraven, The Fred Anderson Trio, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dee Alexander, The Curtis Fuller Quintet, Willie Pickens, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marquis Hill, KRS-One and Donald Byrd among others. In 2013-14, Junius served as music department faculty for Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, IL). In 2017, Junius was the featured artist and honoree for his alma mater, St. Xavier University’s Jazz Weekend. Junius is scheduled to perform the 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival with his quartet and is finishing his debut album, set for release in early 2019 via International Anthem Recording Company.

Contact Junius

Junius Paul Music

Email: junius@juniuspaulmusic.com

*In cover photo, Junius is wearing Cecilia de Rafael Gatsby footed tights. (Photo: Lamasia Studio)