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Paul Cornish

Première of Every Storm Runs Out of Rain, a new piece commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society‘s New Note program.

New Note is a project designed to support and promote the talents of young emerging jazz composers by providing commissions for new works which will be premiered at local jazz venues. This project adds another component in the organization’s mission to help preserve the future of jazz by identifying and nurturing young jazz musicians of tomorrow. More info at https://lajazz.org/programs/new-note/

Composer note: Every Storm Runs Out of Rain is a quote I heard a few weeks into the pandemic. Despite how everything has gone, it has helped to remind me that it won’t always be like this and what I can learn from this.


Paul Cornishpiano
Aidan Lombardtrumpet
Jon Hatamiyatrombone
Logan Kanebass
Christian Eumandrums
Devin Danielsalto saxophone

Cornish, a Houston native, is yet another gifted young player who came to L.A. to further his education and decided to put down roots. Like many of the city’s jazz-trained musicians, he cites the richness and diversity of L.A.’s many music scenes as a major factor in his decision to stay on the West Coast.

Paul Cornish

Paul Cornish

Los Angeles based pianist Paul Cornish strives to inspire freedom and collaboration in his music and community. Recently graduated from the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance, he regularly performs at premier venues around Los Angeles and has been heard on stages around the world from Europe, Australia, and South America to Carnegie Hall. He is the winner of the 2018 American Jazz Piano Competition. Also an accomplished composer and educator. He was a finalist in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Competition and is on faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Growing up in Houston, Texas and attending the world-renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Paul follows a lineage of top pianists from Houston such as Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Helen Sung, and James Francies.

He has performed and worked with artists Herbie Hancock, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Lehman, Kanye West, Terrace Martin, Mary Stallings, Thumpasaurus, Louis Cole, John Legend, Theo Croker, Sara Gazarek, David Binney, and many more.