Trombonist, Paul Deemer, is an El Paso native working as a freelance musician in the greater Austin area. Paul attended the University of Arizona for his Bachelors of Music degree and studied Trombone Performance under professors Tom Ervin and Moisés Paiewonsky. As a student and freelance trombonist in Tucson, he had the honor of sharing the stage with Scott Whitfield, Pete Christlieb, Ed Shaugnessy, Andy Martin, Brice Winston, Rickey Woodard, Randy Sandke, Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, and Jake Hannah. In 2008 Paul was winner of the ETW National Jazz Solo Trombone Competition as well as a runner-up at the ITF Carl Fontana International Jazz Competition held in Salt Lake City, Utah. After receiving his Bachelors degree, in Performance from the University of Arizona, Paul went on to earn his Masters Degree in Studio Performance and Jazz at the renowned Frost School of Music in Miami, Florida. He was a member of the Down Beat award winning Frost Concert Jazz and Salsa Bands for both years of his masters as well as a member of the Frost Jazz Sextet, the flagship jazz combo of the school of music, for three semesters. While at the University of Miami, Paul studied under professors Dante Luciani, Chuck Bergeron, Greg Gisbert, Jason Carder, and Whit Sidener.
Paul was also a member of the prestigious Mancini Institute Orchestra, under the direction of the Dean of the Frost School of Music, Shelly Berg. As a member of the Mancini Orchestra, Paul had the pleasure of playing in the backing band for numerous artists including John Pizzarelli, Bruce Hornsby, Patti Austin, Gary Burton, Sammy figueroa, Arturo Sandoval, John Secada, Steve Miller, Ricky Scaggs, Will Lee, Dave Grusin, and Nestor Torres. After competing in the 2010 J.J. Johnson Jazz Trombone Competition in Austin, Texas, Paul moved to the Texas capital city and has quickly become one of the city’s first call trombonists. He is currently playing with musical groups; Progger(an offshoot of Snarky Puppy), Aaron Goldfarb and the Moonlighters, Sauce the Band, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and Jumpstart among many others in the area. Mr. Deemer is a current student of international Jazz artists/educator/clinicians Andre Hayward and Willie Thomas and is also a current member, along with Professor Hayward, of the award winning Texas jazz trombone ensemble Jazz Bonez. Paul can regularly be seen performing with his own group at the Elephant Room and at home and abroad as a member of the the internationally acclaimed Rock outfit, The Polyphonic Spree.