Bassoon Player. Recording Artist. Composer. Groundbreaker.
Hello there and welcome to 2022!
I just had eye surgery so I'm recovering a bit.
I will be posting a few more concerts with artists like Taylor Eigsti, Ben Wendel, Michael Manring, Vitamin Em-possibly some new Billy Cobham dates. Thank you for coming by now and again. I do most of my yakking on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram but I do show up here as well. Thank you-more coming.
New video with Becca Stevens, Bill Stevens, Derek Jones, Jeff Sipe and Mike Seal-just came out:
take a minute of your time to enjoy this little song completely made up by all these musicians in their own spaces during the pandemic:
NEW-playalong tracks included in my latest Gumroad publication. Play along with a backing track as you negotiate the lines and groove of 'The Big Easy'-made famous by the band Zenith Patrol (with Victor Little, Thomas Pridgen and Haroun Serang. You will find that and more publications
Hello! How are you all? Please visit my new Bandcamp page where you can buy fresh downloads of some of my new YouTube hits such as Rough Friends Store!
Here's the link to my new book at https://www.forrestsmusic.com/X-1252-PDF.
It's called JAZZ TRAINING FOR BASSOONISTS. It contains my personal jazz transcriptions of solos over standard jazz forms such as rhythm changes, blues, bebop, modal Blue Note jazz. It's the next level of education for bassoon players-you'll really enjoy it!
HERE is the LINK for my book TECHNIQUE STUDIES FOR JAZZ IMPROVISATION in PDF form.
I'm so glad to have found a way to make this book available in this manner. It has sold over 1000 copies since I wrote it ins 2003.
Jan 29th 2022. I'm doing a duo show with solo bassist genius Michael Manring in Phoenix AZ. Check the info for the livestream that will be possible if you join the host's online club: https://www.makeweirdmusic.com/upcoming-events/concert-michael-manring-and-paul-hanson
I am doing a residency at University of North Carolina School of the Arts where I will be performing with student ensembles as well as Bill Stevens, Jeff Sipe, Derek Jones and Chris Boerner.
October 18th-23rd. More info to come.
OCT 28: Opening night of Fagotfestival (Bassoons For Future) concert featuring Paul Hanson in Maastricht, The Netherlands
Oct 29-Nov 10:
On tour with Vincent Houdijk and The Polestar Project in The Netherlands
Also-please visit my Bandcamp page where I have new material for sale: