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PARADIGM QUARTET is an original Seattle based ensemble featuring four inspired and soulful instrumentalists. PARADIGM QUARTET is a high-octane original jazz quartet that pride themselves on their sense of groove, soul, and structure. Specializing in jazz and groove, PARADIGM QUARTET frequently forrays into the realms of afro-latin and funk. Together since 2002, Paradigm Quartet features Aaron Birrell, saxophones, Marc Hager, keyboards, Bren Plummer, double bass, and Guido Perla, drums.

Paradigm Quartet is planning a live recording session for October 29 2009 at the Seattle Drum School's S.L.A.B. Stay tuned for details.

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Aaron Birrell is one of the most exciting tenor saxophone players in the northwest, with experience in musical styles from jazz, hip-hop, classical and reggae. Originally from the Puget Sund area, Birrell has performed around the northwest with The Marriott Brothers Quintet and The Marc Seales Trio among many others.

Marc Hager has appeared in a variety of jazz, funk, reggae and rock groups at venues. Some notable local musicians Marc has shared the stage with include Chris Littlefield (Karl Denson, Jumbalaya), Jessica Lurie (Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet, Living Daylights), Dave Carter (Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet), James Whiton (Eric McFadden Trio), Paul Kemmish and others.

Bren Plummer is a composer and bassist who is comfortable in a diverse array of styles including classical, jazz, funk, and rock. Originally from Seattle, WA, Bren has studied and performed with many of the great jazz masters such as George Russell, Jimmy Giuffre, Cecil McBee and Bob Moses, as well as some of the great classical bassists alive today. Committed to the Double Bass, Bren is a tenured memeber of the Yakima and Tacoma Symphonies.

Guido Perla has been steadily involved with music mainly as a drummer, but also as a songwriter, drum instructor and engineer/producer since age 17. He has played and recorded with a number bands and musicians such as: Jazz violinist Michael White, and Jazz double-bassists Jeff Johnson and James Whiton. Aside from being on-call as a freelance drummer, he is currently playing and writing music with the Roots-Reggae band Little Big Man and with Paradigm Quartet.