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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

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 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 listening room 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 week. On 3/12/20, guitarist Jay Azzolina joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 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 listening room 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 week. On 3/5/20, saxophonist Joey Berkley joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 2/27/20, saxophonist Jenny Hill joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 2/20/20, guitarist Wali Ali joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 2/13/20, saxophonist Mike Dopazo joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 2/6/20, saxophonist Matt Garrison joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 1/30/20, guitarist Will Van Sise joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 1/23/20, guitarist Nate Radley joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 1/16/20, guitarist John Basile joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions from both John and Paul, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 1/9/20, guitarist Jesse Lewis joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions from Paul, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 1/2/20, guitarist Chris Vitarello joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions from both Chris and Paul, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

David Ullman Trio

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Tomi Jazz, 239 East 53rd St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10022

David Ullmann Trio Live at Tomi Jazz club in midtown Manhattan. First set 8 pm David Ullmann - guitar Paul Connors - organ Vin Scialla - drums

2 Sets of original music by jazz guitarist/composer David Ullmann. The featured music will be from David's latest album 'Sometime'. See review below: The David Ullmann Group – Sometime [TrackList follows] – Little Sky Records LSR02 59:56 [11/16/18] ****:

It’s not every musician who gets to go back in time and make something better than it was. Essentially, that is what guitarist David Ullmann has done on his fourth album, the hour-long, nine-track Sometime. Ullmann revisited an unreleased organ trio recording he did nearly 12 years ago with drummer Vin Scialla (who has also worked with JD Allen, Vernon Reid, Eric Revis and more) and organist Joe Ashlar (a busy New Orleans keyboardist). Over the years, Ullmann’s musical perspective and viewpoint has widened, and he decided to take the basic trio tunes and expand them with a plethora of musicians including trombonist Brian Drye (NYC groups Bizingas and The Four Bags), saxophonist Mike McGinnis (also The Four Bags; and credits include Art Lande and Steve Swallow), trumpeter Jeff Hermanson (Lonnie Plaxico) and others. The result is a unique project which balances a youthful uninhibitedness and energy with a multifaceted and older inventiveness.

Ullmann’s compositional skills run through eight cuts; there’s also a cover of Wayne Shorter’s “Adam’s Apple.” The CD opens with the warm and grooving “Slipstream,” where the guitar, drums and organ are complemented by Hermanson’s trumpet, Drye’s trombone, McGinnis’ sax and Bryn Roberts’ Wurlitzer. Listening to this new arrangement it’s hard to imagine it wasn’t meant to sound just like it does. There’s an Asian fusion undertone to the six-minute “Tapping at the Knit,” with Neel Murgai’s sitar slipping in and out of the enticing grooveathon. The exotic elements become more pronounced on the modally-shifting “March,” where Murgai’s Indian instruments come to the forefront and Roberts lends a slightly psychedelic edge via extra keyboards. “March” also has an amiable foundation where Ashlar’s Hammond organ and Ullmann’s guitar offer cordiality. Sitar is also a solid part of the otherworldly and lightly funky “When,” which is sieved through a hazy daze like the intoxicating sensation of that second cocktail on a night out. Little details like the blurred Wurlitzer, Snehasish Mozumder’s unexpected mandolin and Scialla’s trippy percussive effects supplement the fermented feel.

A few lengthier pieces provide a somewhat different standpoint. An eight-minute rendition of Shorter’s “Adam’s Apple” sustains a soulful sense by means of organ (Ashler’s fiery improvisation is a must-hear), drums and guitar with overdubbed trombone, trumpet, Ben Lapidus’ tres (a guitar-like chordophone of Cuban origin) and Chris Dingman’s vibes. The ten-minute “Reckon” has a smoky, late-night ambiance driven by Rex Benincasa’s interesting percussion, Ullmann’s effects-tinted guitar sounds and Ashlar’s vivid organ embellishments. It’s intriguing Ullmann chose not to put horns into this psychedelically-sprinkled opus, which evokes the jazzier side of the San Francisco Haight-Ashbury era. The heady groove returns on the concluding and appropriately-titled “Grant’s Groove,” which hits a soulful stance with horns helping alongside guitar, drums, organ, the tres, mandolin and vibes. When the 6:35 track comes to an end, it feels like a full work-out has finished. Ullman’s previous albums have shown many diverse aspects of his musical personality. Sometime may be his best to date.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

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Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 12/19/19, guitarist David Ullmann joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions from both David and Paul, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul plays with Pete Valera and the Jump Blues Band

Showman's, 375 W 125th Street , New York, NY 10027

Paul plays with tenor saxophonist Pete Valera Quartet live at the landmark Showman's in Harlem.

The show will feature interpretations of jazz standards, R&B, soul and down home blues.

Showman's is a destination music venue, the last of it's kind in New York. A genuine neighborhood organ parlor/jazz club that features the music and the mighty Hammond B3 organ. When you walk in you are transported back to a time where classic r&b, soul and jazz was the music of the day. Showman's hostess and staff are warm, welcoming as are the neighborhood regulars - and they love their music. 2 drink minimum per set.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 10/24/19, guitarist Mark Barden joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 10/17/19, a featured third artist joins the trio. Thursday 10/17/19 brings featured artist Jenny Hill on saxophone. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Live at The Uptown Room

$15 music charge

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

Jazz at The Lodge transforms the Uptown Room 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. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

Paul Connors - organ John Basile - guitar Jon Doty - drums

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 10/3/19, guitarist Dave Kain joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks 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 listening room 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 week. On 9/26/19, guitarist Wayne Jeffrey joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.