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Paul Hahn on Sax


Saxophonist/flautist/vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter Paul Hahn performed after Cookin’ Mama with several popular local Bay area bands including "Rococo," and "Scratch."  And it was while playing in "Scratch" that Paul reunited with his fellow CM alumni member, Tommy, for that band's final two years. After relocating to Seattle, Hahn played with nightclub acts: "The Night Shift" and "Lexington." He then put together his own duo - "Hahn-Minzel" - with local keyboardist/vocalist, Steve Minzel, and in which multi-instrumentalist Paul played tenor, alto and soprano saxes, flute, guitar, keyboards, and sang vocals. Hahn also formed the "Hahn-Lauber-Smith" jazz trio with well-known Seattle studio musicians Terry Lauber and Garret Smith. Then while living in Austin, Texas, he played with the "Austin All Stars," the "Doc Patterson R&B Revue," and "Tim Garron." Back in Alameda, Paul performed with "The Alameda All Stars" (along with Tommy and Preston).  These shows also occasionally included guest artists Brad Gillis of "Night Ranger," Danny Chauncey of ".38 Special," and local Bay Area Bluesman, Daniel Castro. After moving to Denver, Hahn added his saxophone chops to local band - "Ricky Fire and the Red-Hot Voodoo Devils."  And he performed and recorded with the Celtic-Rock band, "Angus Mohr." Then, in 1994, Paul played his first gig on sax with "Gregg Allman & Friends" up at the Horizon Casino in South Lake Tahoe.  Paul flew in from Denver to Sacramento on the day of the show. Got picked up at the airport by Tommy & Pres. Drove with them right to The Horizon and the pre-gig sound check. And then - even without any rehearsals ahead of time - Paul totally nailed it at that night's show. Impressing everyone in the band - including Gregg himself. And, as a result of that successful performance, it was at The House of Blues in Chicago in 1999 that Paul was invited back to perform on 3 shows playing his tenor sax  with "Gregg Allman and Friends."  These 3 gigs once again re-united him on stage with his long-time friends & fellow "Alameda All Stars Alumni" musicians: Tommy, Pres, and former Alameda All Star & ".38 Special" guitarist, Dan Chauncey. As well as with the 4th & final member of the "Blizzard Horn Section:" saxophonist, Jimmy Hall, from the "Wet Willie" band. Hahn organized the members of the "Blizzard Horn Section." And he wrote and arranged all the horn section parts for those shows. Once again revisiting the same role he played back in high school 30 years earlier with his 1969 band: "Soul Inc." Paul still writes songs and performs & records locally in his home-town of Denver.   (*see photos of the gigs n' such mentioned above in the "Flashback Gallery" page:                                       "Tommy & Paul with Other Bands")


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