Upcoming performances

Thursday, 8/1 & Friday, 8/2

Pickathon Festival w/ Makaya McCraven 

Thursday - Starlight Stage - 11:40pm 

Friday - Hood Stage - 5:30pm 

Happy Valley, OR

Saturday, 8/3

Newport Jazz Festival w/ Makaya McCraven

Quad Stage


Providence, RI

Monday, 8/5

Love, Love, Love - Chicago Celebrates The Music Of Donny Hathaway


Millennium Park


Wednesday, 8/7-Sunday, 8/11

European Tour w/ Makaya McCraven

Shows TBA

Sunday, 8/25

Supersense Festival of the Ecstatic w/ The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Time TBA

Hamer Hall

Melbourne, Australia 

Friday, 8/30

Chicago Jazz Festival w/ The Art Ensemble Of Chicago


Jay Pritzker Pavilion



Art Ensemble Of Chicago New Recording - We Are On The Edge

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Meet The Visiting Artists

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, Kahil El’Zabar, Makaya McCraven, The Fred Anderson Trio, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Vincent Davis & Percussion Plus, 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 2019 Englewood  Jazz Festival (Chicago) with his quartet and is finishing his debut album, set for release in November 2019 via International Anthem Recording Company

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Junius Paul Music

Email: junius@juniuspaulmusic.com