Los Angeles-based Paul Frederick is a composer, third generation saxophone/clarinet player, and prominent bandleader who regularly performs all over the country with his band, Big Lucky.
Recently, he was commissioned by a major music library Megatrax to write, arrange, and produce an anthology of music from the 1920's and 1930's that features both original compositions and classic songs. The sessions produced two albums of music that are now available on iTunes. His previous album, "Venture Capital Follies of 1929,” showcases a twenty-piece orchestra playing vintage songs from the Prohibition era. Currently he composed a cool Jazz music library album. The track "New York Skyline" was just nominated at PMC 2017 awards for best Jazz song.
Published by Warner Bros./Alfred Music Publishing, he has composed music for many film, television, industrials, commercials, documentary productions, and the concert hall. His music and saxophone can be heard on "Dancing With The Stars," '"Melrose Place," the Emmy-nominated TV movie, "Laughter on the 23rd Floor;" the "VH1: Behind the Music" series, "Biography: The Ethel Merman Story;" the feature film "Slap Her, She’s French;" “Long Lost Love;” “Baja Run;” and "Cowboy Up (Inside The Extreme World Of Bull Riding).”
Additionally, he performed music for HBO's hit shows, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Entourage." Movie fans can also hear his sax work on the 30th anniversary "Blade Runner" soundtrack.
Paul began his scoring career working on the TV show "Babylon 5." From there, he worked on a variety of movies-of-the-week and pilots for Christopher Franke of the legendary band, Tangerine Dream.
Born in upstate New York, Paul began studying music at the age of five. He received a degree in film and television scoring from the University of California Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Albany where he specialized in electronic music. He has also studied jazz saxophone improvisation at the Eastman School of Music.
Also a teacher, he has conducted composing classes for the DWW at AFI.