PAUL SCEA is a free-lance jazz, new music, and R&B performer on saxophone, flute and MIDI Wind Controller. He has performed with hundreds of nationally known jazz and pop artists. Paul is also an active composer, arranger, clinician and adjudicator as well as an Artist Affiliate with United Musical Instruments.
has recorded with Damon Short ("Removable
Media" (Short-Scea Quartet), ("Balance
of Power" (Short-Scea Duo) and "All
of The Above", Southport),
Don Lanphere "Out of Nowhere" (HEP 2019 1983), and the
Steve Grismore/Paul Scea Quartet "Just Play"
(Accurate AC-5003, 1994) and "Of What" (Accurate
Scea is currently the Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Director of the World Music Center at West Virginia University. He is heavily influenced by 60's avant-garde (Trane, Ayler, Shepp, Sanders et.al.) but is equally indebted to such players such as Anthony Braxton and Evan Parker. His flute playing shows him to be a direct descendant of the Eric Dolphy, Roland Kirk, Sam Rivers, James Newton line.