Professor Paul Jeffrey
Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies

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PAUL JEFFREY, saxophonist and composer, is currently the Director of Jazz Studies and a professor of music at Duke University. He is also founder and artistic director of the North Carolina International Jazz Festival which includes Italy, Monaco, Portugal, and the Netherlands. He has performed and recorded with the jazz greats Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Howard McGhee, Sam Rivers, Frank Foster, Charles Moffett, and Clark Terry. Mr. Jeffrey has also led his own groups, with whom he has recorded three albums of his own compositions. He has performed at many festivals, including Chicago, Mary Lou Williams, Nice, Newport, New York, and Umbria. He was the first Jazz Band director of the McDonald's All American Jazz Band, artistic director of the Aspen Jazz Festival, and artistic director for jazz clinics at the Riveria Jazz Festival in Dolo/Venice, and Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia Italy. Most recently, a school of jazz music in Cairo Montenotte was founded and created under his name.

Paul Jeffrey has recorded numerous albums, including the recent Together in Monaco with Curtis Fuller (1997). The streaming audio sample below requires RealPlayer (download free)

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Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk)
Featuring Marcello Tonolo, (p), Michael Scott (dr), Marc Abrams (b)
(Together in Monaco)

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