“Here’s the main thing to know about Paul Kogut’s Turn Of Phrase: you won’t hear a better guitar-trio album this year.”
Neil Tesser-Examiner.com and the Playboy Guide to Jazz

“His musical approach to guitar playing, and his compositional skills, are first rate.”
John Abercrombie

For the past 25 years, Paul Kogut has been steadily building an international reputation as a jazz guitarist and composer.

He has performed at such venues as Manhattan’s renowned 55 Bar, Chicago’s Jazz Showcase, Nighttown Cleveland, Chris’ Jazz Cafe Philadelphia, Austin's Elephant Room, Inntone Fest Austria and the Red Hook Jazz Festival in Brooklyn, New York. Paul has worked with such artists as Charles Earland, Clark Terry and J.R. Monterose, Drew Gress, Ronnie Burrage, Kelly Sill and Sheryl Bailey.

He has three solo releases on the Blujazz label: "Know It?, I Wrote It!" (2003), "Peace" (2008). His latest CD, “Turn of Phrase” features the legendary rhythm section of George Mraz and Lewis Nash. It’s release in August 2012 was met with heavy airplay and critical acclaim.

Paul holds a Master’s Degree from Manhattan School of Music. He was a faculty lecturer at Hamilton College, where he also served as Artistic Director for both the Jazz in the Valley Festival and Jazz in the Pub.

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“Turn Of Phrase”

My third release on the Blujazz label is "Turn Of Phrase" a collection of 11 songs,5 of which are original compositions, and featuring George Mraz on bass and Lewis Nash on drums.