Silverstein Works has brought Paul on board as the newest member of their PRO Team roster. Paul is happy to be a part of the Silverstein family and currently plays Silverstein ligatures on all his horns.
The Coast Report, the campus newspaper at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA features OCC Music Professor Paul Navidad in a front page article in their March 25, 2015 issue. Managing editor Crystal Nguyen interviews Paul as well as Wichita State Professor of Jazz Trumpet, Scott Strecker for the article. Read the article here:
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COAST REPORT (3/25/2015)
The Patrick Bradley Band will be returning to the Newport Beach Jazz Festival for 2015, this time on the main stage. Join fusion/smooth jazz keyboardist Patrick Bradley, saxophonist Paul Navidad, trumpeter Andrew Carney, guitarist John Parr, bassist Brad Cummings, and drummer Tony Moore for one of the biggest annual smooth jazz events in Southern California. Patrick is fresh off the release of his 3rd album, Can You Hear Me, produced by Jeff Lorber. The band is scheduled to play on Sunday, May 31st at 11:30 AM. You can purchase tickets by visiting www.festivals.hyattconcerts.com.
SOME OF THE LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE FESTIVAL LINEUP
Pictures from the 2015 Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival
On Saturday, February 21st, Paul will be playing with the legendary Motown group, The Four Tops at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. Relive the glory days of Motown with such classics as I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), Baby I Need Your Loving, It’s the Same Old Song, and Reach Out I’ll Be There. Visit arcadiapaf.org for tickets and more information.
The Four Tops
LIVE at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center
THE FOUR TOPS
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015
Tickets $29.50 – $109.50*
2015 CONCERT SEASON sponsored by Alan and Sandy Whitman, Mickey and Lee Segal and Momentous Insurance
* TICKET PRICES:
Front Orch Super Seats $109.50
Front Orchestra $99.50
Rear Orch Super Seats $79.50
Rear Orchestra $69.50
Dress Circle $59.50
Mezz Super Seats $59.50
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Just in time for Christmas are two new releases featuring Paul’s saxophone work. Drummer Winston Butts makes his debut with Tasty Pocket on the FnkyFoot Productions label. Paul leads off the album playing all the saxophones on “Funky Big Band.” Tasty Pocket goes LIVE on iTunes in early 2015. Reggae/Ska/PowerPop band Elu the Dust (formerly Dominion Status) make their eponymous debut featuring Paul on multiple tracks. Elu the Dust is currently available on iTunes.
WINSTON BUTTS: FUNKY BIG BAND 
ELU THE DUST: LEAN ON MY LOVE 
NAMM-goers have a number of opportunities to catch Paul performing, both at the NAMM Show as well as at off-site post-NAMM evening events. Check back regularly for updates, as more performances may be added to Paul’s NAMM schedule and times may be subject to change.
THURSDAY, January 22nd, 2015
- 3:45 PM at PJLA Music Sales/Marketing (Sax Dakota/Phaeton Trumpets), Hall D, Booth 3414
Paul Navidad (sax), Andrew Carney (trumpet), Dave Murdy (guitar), Sam Montooth (bass), Nick Scarmack (drums)
FRIDAY, January 23rd, 2015
- 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Anaheim GardenWalk, Gala Garden Stage
Jon Walmsley (guitar & vocals), Paul Navidad (keyboards, sax & vocals), Doug Legacy (keyboards & vocals), Brad Cummings (bass & vocals), and Josh Schreiber (drums & vocals)
SUNDAY, January 25th, 2015
- 3:00 PM at PJLA Music Sales/Marketing (Sax Dakota/Phaeton Trumpets), Hall D, Booth 3414
Paul Navidad (sax), John Parr (guitar), Sam Montooth (bass), Nick Scarmack (drums)
Paul was one of several local jazz artists who participated in the 20th Anniversary celebration for Steamers Cafe in Fullerton. The night was hosted by pianist Ron Kobayashi and his Trio (Baba Elefante on bass and Steve Dixon on drums). Some of the other musicians who graced the stage of Terrence Love’s establishment included Poncho Sanchez, Sal Cracchiolo, Tony Guerrero, Ernie Del Fante, Chris Williams, Edmund Velasco, Paul Kreibich, Denny Dennis, Mark Massey, Dorothy Collins, Melanie Jackson, Peggie Perkins, Jennifer Hart, Eric Dries, Harry Smith, Debbi Ebert, Shep Sheppard, Francisco Torres, Ben May, Drew Hemwall, and Gary Gould, to name a few. Bassist/photographer Sam Montooth was on hand to document the event in glorious black and white.
Paul just returned from a week in Alaska performing as a member of keyboardist Patrick Bradley’s band on the Dave Koz & Friends at Sea smooth jazz cruise. While on board, Paul also had the opportunity to perform with Dave as well as Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Bobby Caldwell, Barry Eastmond, Richard Elliot, Earl Klugh, and Michael Lington.
Saxophone Today (formerly Saxophone Journal) features Paul on the cover of its May/June 2014 issue. Elon University Professor of Trumpet, Dr. Thomas Erdmann interviews Paul in a feature article for the magazine. Read Paul’s interview here: