Paul Lindemeyer is originally from Ames, Iowa. He first took up the saxophone and clarinet after hearing the Benny Goodman Sextet at age eleven. An alumnus of the University of Michigan and Mannes College Jazz Bands, Paul studied sax with Paul Bro, Lynn Klock, and Rob Scheps, and made his debut on the New York jazz scene in 1992.
Paul is a music contractor for private and corporate events, providing some of New York's top jazz sidemen in groups of 3 to 12 pieces for clients from Merrill Lynch to restaurateur Charlie Palmer to the Mayor's Office of Special Events, and in venues from the Rainbow Room to the Whitney Museum to Tavern On The Green.
Typical of Paul's mainstream swing-to-bop approach is his Quartet, whose CD 100 Years From Today features the renowned guitarist Chris Flory. Paul's big band, the Rhythm De Luxe Orchestra, recreates the swing and dance music of the 1930s and has accompanied cabaret legend Steve Ross, who shares vocal duties with Paul on the orchestra's debut CD, released in 2000.
Sideman experience on alto, tenor, and baritone saxes includes stints with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Bob Thoesen Orchestras, Felix & All The Cats, and one of New York's antediluvian jump bands, Big Swing. Pauls work on clarinet, soprano and bass saxes has endeared him to dixieland practitioners such as the Red Onion Jazz Band, Canal Street Jazz Band, and J. Walter Hawkes & The Wing Tips.
Paul's diverse non-playing activities have included
composing and arranging for television commercials such as Conair personal
products; web design, CD packages and other creative graphics, including
this site and the Ligeti Artists
companies; and Toast of New York, a not-for-profit group dedicated to
transferring our 78 rpm recorded music heritage into the digital domain.
In 1996 Paul wrote Celebrating the Saxophone, the first popular history of the instrument. He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his collections of jazz and dance band recordings and vintage C.G. Conn and Buescher saxophones, which he plays exclusively.