Paul Cornish

SCHEDULE

November 3, 2022 - Community concert at Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis

November 5, 2022 - Premiere Series at the Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis | 6:00pm tickets | 8:30pm tickets | livestream

April 20, 2023 - Community concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis

April 21, 2023 - Club Finals at the Cabaret, Indianapolis

April 22, 2023 - Gala Finals at Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis

 

BIO

Los Angeles-based pianist and composer Paul Cornish strives to inspire freedom and collaboration in his music and community. Hailing from Houston where he was a student at the prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Cornish was one of seven jazz prodigies worldwide selected to be awarded a full fellowship to attend the esteemed Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz at UCLA. Here, he completed his master’s degree and studied and performed with such renowned artists as Carl Allen, Jerry Bergonzi, Billy Childs, Herbie Hancock, Bob Hurst, Geoffrey Keezer, Dick Oatts, Chris Potter, Walter Smith and Terell Stafford.

Cornish received the Los Angeles Jazz Society’s 2020 New Note Commission and recently was awarded First Place in the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition and the 18th Street Arts Center’s 2021 Make Jazz Fellowship. Cornish was also awarded the Grand Prize in the 2018 American Jazz Piano Competition. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Cornish has performed extensively across the globe with such notable artists as Herbie Hancock, Mary Stallings, Louis Cole, Theo Croker, Snoh Aalegra, Terrace Martin, John Legend and HAIM.

 

PERFORMANCE

See more in Paul's full Awards playlist!

 

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