Paul Tynan was born in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. He is presently an Associate Professor of music at St. Francis Xavier University where he teaches jazz trumpet, arranging, and directs the St. FX Jazz Nonet.
Paul has served on the faculties of the Nova Scotia Honor Jazz Program, Acadia University Summer Jazz Camp, University of North Texas Summer Trumpet Workshop, and currently serves on the IAJE Canada executive board as Newsletter editor. He has performed with numerous jazz artists such as Chris Potter, Jim Black, Django Bates, Terry Gibbs, Michael and Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, Byron Stripling, The Four Freshman, Matt Wilson, the Benny Goodman Band led by Clem De Rosa, and the Guy Lombardo band led by Al Pierson.
As a jazz recording artist Paul has recorded on thirty-eight albums along such musicians as Lynn Seaton, Marcus Wolfe, Aaron Lington, Joel Fountain, Bobby Selvaggio, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Dan Haerle, and The Dallas Jazz Orchestra.
Paul received his Masters in jazz studies from University of North Texas where he was a Teaching Fellow in jazz improvisation, large jazz ensembles and a member of the internationally acclaimed One O'Clock Lab Band. Paul has received numerous honors, including a Canada Council for the Arts grant to compose new works for Jazz ensemble, Down Beat Magazine's student music award for best jazz instrumental soloist, and a Down Beat Magazine's student music award for best small jazz ensemble among others.
Paul is an Edwards Trumpet Artist