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Photo: Brian Sheridan: Hothouse Design

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Photo by Alan Haywood

Photo by Alan Haywood

Welcome to the site for musician Paul Connors. As a leader, Paul plays Hammond B3 organ in a weekly performance at Jazz at The Lodge in Ossining, NY and monthly at Harlem's landmark jazz club Showman's. As a freelance musician, Paul plays piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, and sings for various recording sessions and musical projects. 

Click on the Press page to download an electronic press kit, or to listen to the latest samples from Paul's Hammond B3 organ trio, as well as Paul's other projects. 


Feel free to sign up for the mailing list on the Contact page to keep up to date on Paul's performance schedule as well as latest recording projects. 


In addition to viewing Paul's performance schedule, you can click on the Store page to purchase the Paul Connors Organ Trio CD entitled Soulphonic featuring Will Van Sise on guitar and Jon Doty on drums. The CD features reinterpretations of R&B and soul classics from artists like Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Shuggie Otis and more. The CD and MP3 downloads are available on CD Baby as well as iTunes and Amazon. Also, look for a growing collection of audio samples of live performances on this Music Page.

Come check out Paul's residency at Jazz at The Lodge in Ossining NY. Each week, Thursday Organ Grooves features a new artist joining Paul on organ and Jon Doty on drums. On Thursdays, The Elks Lodge is transformed into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. In addition to the vintage vibe of Jazz at The Lodge, the bar has 'time machine' prices for their drinks. The featured music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics. Jazz at The Elks series is hosted by purveyor, John Codman and The Ossining Elks Lodge #1486, located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562. 2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm $10 suggested donation. Please visit the Shows section for performance dates and details. 


 

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Thursday Organ Groove featuring Jesse Lewis

Jazz at The Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue , Ossining

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

This weekly series is now an outdoors event with careful social distanced seating, dining and facilities. *(Indoors if it rains)

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Jazz at The Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 per person for admission to both sets.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate vibe for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each month. September features guitarist Jesse Lewis. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove featuring Will Van Sise

Jazz at The Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue , Ossining

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

This weekly series is now an outdoors event with careful social distanced seating, dining and facilities. *(Indoors if it rains)

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Jazz at The Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 per person for admission to both sets.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate vibe for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each month. October features guitarist Will Van Sise. The music is a mix of original compositions, prog rock songs reimagined, and some soul and funk.

Thursday Organ Groove featuring Will Van Sise

Jazz at The Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue , Ossining

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

This weekly series is now an outdoors event with careful social distanced seating, dining and facilities. *(Indoors if it rains)

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Jazz at The Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 per person for admission to both sets.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate vibe for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each month. October features guitarist Will Van Sise. The music is a mix of original compositions, prog rock songs reimagined, and some soul and funk.

Thursday Organ Groove featuring Matt Dickey

Jazz at The Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue , Ossining

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

This weekly series is now an outdoors event with careful social distanced seating, dining and facilities. *(Indoors if it rains)

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Jazz at The Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 per person for admission to both sets.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate vibe for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

October 21st features guitarist Matt Dickey. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz soul and funk.

Paul plays with Matt Dickey Organ Trio

Ronzworld Guitars, 172 Main Street , Beacon, NY 12508

Saturday October 23, 6:00 pm. Outdoor, weather permitting

Ronzworld Guitars: 172 Main Street Beacon NY 12508

A night of contemporary funk and jazz with Matt Dickey. Matt's compositions have exciting sinewy rhythmic melodies with rich harmonic chords and funky grooves. They'll also be a few choice reinterpretations of jazz and funk classics from Herbie Handcock, The Meters, and James Brown.

RONZWORLD gained popularity among Rock fans and musicians in 2015 by partnering with The Music Experience to deliver custom/hand painted "Official Festival Guitars" to the Danny Wimmer Presents portfolio of music festivals (Welcome to Rockville, Epicenter, Sonic Temple, Bourbon & Beyond, HomeTowm Rising, Louder Than Life and Aftershock).

A lifelong fan of "everything guitar" Ron has dedicated his gallery to the music, guitarists and fans who celebrate the instrument. "Having been an artist my entire life, one day i picked up a guitar and decided to paint it. Guitars, art and music...its that simple", says Ron. What started out as a hobby has quickly turned into a profession as Ron's custom guitars are sought out by professional musicians, collectors and fans all over the world. Private appointments can be made to talk with Ron about creating a custom guitar, Rock Star portrait or even to sign up for one of his art classes.

The walls of the Ronzworld Guitar Galley feature over 30 of Ron's custom painted guitars and huge painted portraits of his musician idols. James Hetfield, Jimi Hendrix, Mick Mars and Billy Gibbons look down over officially licensed concert shirts ranging from the Beatles and Stones to Motley Crue and Guns N' Roses. "I have personally selected the band clothing that is in the gallery, says Ron. They are not just random shirts but clothing that celebrates a moment in time. Led Zeppelin 1977, Rolling Stones in Berlin 1976, Guns N Roses at CBGB's 1987..etc. I wanted to curate stuff that strikes up conversations". Spend a minute in the RONZWORLD Gallery and you will instantly see what he means. At any given time you can listen to customers telling stories about their first concert, their favorite guitar player or the first guitar they ever owned. "Thats the magic about music, it's means something completely different to each person, they love to share the stories and you don't have to be a musician to appreciate it. Music creates memories and I wanted to create a space for people to share those memories" added Ron.

In addition to music industry collaborations, Ron's work has helped to raise funds for charitable organizations Guitars 4 Vets, Cancer Sucks, Wounded Warrior Project, Take Me Home Animal Rescue, Dyin' 2 Live/ FC Cancer Foundation, Love Hope Strength Foundation, The USO, Riki's Ride and Claire's Place Foundation.