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 and several other bands.
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 Big Lucky Hot Jazz albums of music that are now available on iTunes and Spotify. His previous album, "Venture Capital Follies of 1929,” showcases a twenty- piece orchestra playing vintage songs from the Prohibition era. He composed two cool Jazz music albums for Megatrax. The track "New York Skyline" was nominated at PMC Mark Awards 2017 for best Jazz song. Released Big Lucky remix EP on Universal Music/A-list Music in July 2020, currently composing and recording additional songs for another A-List Music album.
Published by Warner Bros./Alfred Music Publishing, he has composed music for 100s of film, television, industrials, commercials, documentary productions, and the concert hall. His music and saxophone can be heard on NBC "Chicago PD", TNT "I Am The Night", Emmy Nominated Alan Ball Film 'Uncle Frank", "BIG GEORGE FOREMAN" Sony Pictures, ABC "Nashville", Fox Sports, TNT "The Last Ship," "Dancing With The Stars," PBS "American Masters," ABC/Disney Channel "Secrets of Sulphur Springs", “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” Disney's "Soy Luna", '"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 films "Slap Her, She’s French;" and "Cowboy Up (Inside The Extreme World Of Bull Riding).”
Additionally, he performed music on and off camera for HBO's hit shows, "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "The Goldberg's", "Entourage" and The CW's hit show “Jane The Virgin.” 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 and Art 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. Composed Big Band music for BMI Jazz Composers Workshop in NYC. Also a teacher, he has conducted composing classes for the DWW at AFI.