Paul Frederick is a third generation musician/band leader. He has composed music for over forty film, television, industrial and documentary productions, as well as music for the concert hall.
His music and saxophone performances can be heard on the Emmy nominated TV movie, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor;” the “VH1: Behind the Music” series, “Biography: The Ethel Merman Story;” the feature film “Slap Her, She’s French;” “Long Lost Love;” “Baja Run;” and “Cowboy Up (Inside The Extreme World Of Bull Riding).”
Based in Los Angeles, Paul performs and records with his saxophone and clarinet regularly all over the country with a variety of bands and styles. He is the band leader for Big Lucky. He composes and arranges music for a variety of projects, has conducted composing classes for the DWW at AFI and is published with Warner Brothers and Alfred Publications. He recently released an album of 1920’s pop music (“Venture Capital Follies of 1929”) with a twenty-piece orchestra, and composed music for Melrose Place TV series DVD. Paul and his 1920’s Orchestra can also be seen on the Great Gatsby episode of the HBO series “Entourage.” He has performed with Danny Elfman, and performs with many of Brian Setzers’s, Michael Buble’s, Jump with Joey’s and Royal Crowns’ musicians on a regular basis.
Paul began his scoring career working as a composer’s assistant on Babylon 5, and a variety of MOWs and pilots for Christopher Franke of Tangerine Dream.
Born in upstate New York, Paul began studying music at the age of five. He received a degree in film and television scoring from the University of California Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Albany where he specialized in electronic music. He has also studied jazz saxophone improvisation at the Eastman School of Music. Has been teaching privately for over ten years. He also plays the flute, guitar, piano, and bass.