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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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Bright Size Life Project

Jazz at The Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue , Ossining

Pat Metheny's "Bright Size Life" was Pat's first album as a leader featuring Jaco Pastorius and Bob Moses. It was unique and a first of it's kind in many ways. Guitarists and bassists in particular, consider this album to be a watershed moment in jazz guitar trio - offering a door for future musicians to walk through in pursuit of originality of voice and sound.

Jazz at The Lodge presents the Bright Size Life Project on Saturday November 20th starting at 7:30 pm. This project is a reimagining of this iconic album through the scope of the Hammond B3 organ, electric bass, and drums.

The program will be a performance of the entire album in it's original song order. Additional Metheny and Pastorius compositions will be performed at the end with special guests.

Paul Connors - organ, Marshall Toppo - bass, Jon Doty - drums.

Thursday Organ Groove featuring Mark Barden

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.

November 18 features guitarist Mark Barden. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz soul and funk.

Thursday Organ Groove featuring Chris Vitarello

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.

November 11 features guitarist Chris Vitarello. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz soul and funk.

Thursday Organ Groove featuring Chris Vitarello

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.

November 4 features guitarist Chris Vitarello. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz soul and funk.

Paul plays with Dan Zlotnick Band

Hardscrabble Cider, 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560

Paul plays with Dan Zlotnick Band at the beautiful rustic outdoor Hardscrabble Cider in North Salem.

Dan Zlotnick of Westchester County, NY brings a wide range of influence to his heartfelt Americana style. Listeners of all ages love watching Dan pick and strum his vintage acoustic guitar as he tells stories with his rich voice and thoughtful lyrics. The Dan Zlotnick Band dedicates their chops to serve Dan's songs. Their set flows effortlessly through down-home roots music, honky-tonk country blues, and soul-pouring rock 'n' roll jams. Dan has rocked the stages of the Paramount Hudson Valley, Pleasantville Music Festival, Tarrytown Music Hall, and Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre. He has also opened shows for Grammy winner Marc Cohn, guitar legend Arlen Roth, Top-40 Country Artist Jessica Lynn, and Americana's favorite father, Jim Avett. He has traveled over much of the eastern U.S. on his self-booked tours, connecting with music fans on more than 150 nights per year. No matter the venue, audience members leave Dan’s shows feeling like they have a new friend. Full bio at www.DanZlotnick.com/about

Thursday Organ Groove featuring Dave Kain

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 28 features guitarist Dave Kain. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards 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.

Thursday Organ Groove featuring Jesse Lewis and Todd Isler

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 mont 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 Doug Munro. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards, and reimagined soul and funk. October 14 features guitarist Jesse Lewis and drummer Todd Isler. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards, and reimagined soul and funk.

Thursday Organ Groove featuring Doug Munro

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 7 features guitarist Doug Munro. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards, and reimagined soul and funk.

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 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.

Paul plays with The Pat O’Shea Band

Patterson Blues & BBQ Festival , 13 Burdick Road Patterson, NY 12563, Patterson NY

Paul joins Pat O’Shea in an afternoon performance at The Patterson Blues & BBQ Festival

Patterson Fire Department No. 1 13 Burdick Road Patterson, NY 12563

One set of music starting at 4:00 pm

You may not think of New York's Hudson River Valley as the home of a boundless music scene, but you’d be surprised at the number of heavy hitting musicians who call it home. One of those being singer/songwriter/guitarist Pat O’Shea. The former sideman continues to impress with his well crafted songs, strong musicianship and a band that will make you take notice. His resume is equally impressive and includes six years playing guitar for the legendary Levon Helm, countless shows backing Blues greats James Cotton and Hubert Sumlin, as well as collaborations with Jimmy Vivino (Conan O’Brien, The Fab Faux), David Johansen (The New York Dolls) and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) among others. O’Shea’s songs are pure American music, influenced equally by heartland Country, down home Blues and straight ahead Rock n Roll.

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.

Paul plays with Matt Dickey Organ Trio

Ronzworld Guitars, 172 Main Street , Beacon, NY 12508

Saturday September 11th, 6:00 pm. Outdoor, weather permitting

Ronzworld Guitars: 172 Main Street Beacon NY 12508

Matt Dickey - guitar

Jon Doty - drums

Paul Connors - organ

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.

Sep9

Thursday Organ Groove

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. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul plays with Dan Zlotnick Band

Cold Spring Waterfront, Cold Spring, NY

Paul Plays with Dan Zlotnick Band for Cold Spring's annual festival. There will be bands at the waterfront all afternoon and the Dan Zlotnick band closes the evening followed by a fireworks display.

Dan Zlotnick of Westchester County, NY brings a wide range of influence to his heartfelt Americana style. Listeners of all ages love watching Dan pick and strum his vintage acoustic guitar as he tells stories with his rich voice and thoughtful lyrics. The Dan Zlotnick Band dedicates their chops to serve Dan's songs. Their set flows effortlessly through down-home roots music, honky-tonk country blues, and soul-pouring rock 'n' roll jams. Dan has rocked the stages of the Paramount Hudson Valley, Pleasantville Music Festival, Tarrytown Music Hall, and Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre. He has also opened shows for Grammy winner Marc Cohn, guitar legend Arlen Roth, Top-40 Country Artist Jessica Lynn, and Americana's favorite father, Jim Avett. He has traveled over much of the eastern U.S. on his self-booked tours, connecting with music fans on more than 150 nights per year. No matter the venue, audience members leave Dan’s shows feeling like they have a new friend. Full bio at www.DanZlotnick.com/about

Paul plays with Dan Zlotnick Band

Hardscrabble Cider, 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560

Paul plays with Dan Zlotnick Band at the beautiful rustic outdoor Hardscrabble Cider in North Salem.

Dan Zlotnick of Westchester County, NY brings a wide range of influence to his heartfelt Americana style. Listeners of all ages love watching Dan pick and strum his vintage acoustic guitar as he tells stories with his rich voice and thoughtful lyrics. The Dan Zlotnick Band dedicates their chops to serve Dan's songs. Their set flows effortlessly through down-home roots music, honky-tonk country blues, and soul-pouring rock 'n' roll jams. Dan has rocked the stages of the Paramount Hudson Valley, Pleasantville Music Festival, Tarrytown Music Hall, and Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre. He has also opened shows for Grammy winner Marc Cohn, guitar legend Arlen Roth, Top-40 Country Artist Jessica Lynn, and Americana's favorite father, Jim Avett. He has traveled over much of the eastern U.S. on his self-booked tours, connecting with music fans on more than 150 nights per year. No matter the venue, audience members leave Dan’s shows feeling like they have a new friend. Full bio at www.DanZlotnick.com/about

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. Thursday 9/1/21, features guitarist Jesse Lewis. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove featuring John Basile

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 suggested donation.

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. Thursday 8/5/21, and the remaining Thursday nights in August feature guitarist John Basile. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul plays with Matt Dickey Organ Trio

Dogwood, 47 East Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

Sunday August 15th, 6:00 pm.

Dogwood: 47 East Main Street Beacon NY 12508

Matt Dickey - guitar

Doron Lev - drums

Paul Connors - organ

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.