Brian Paulding

Brian Paulding is a trombone player, music educator, and composer living in Malden, Mass. He is an internationally touring musician and a cofounder and trombone player of Kotoko Brass, a West African dance band described by The Boston Globe as “propulsive, infectious party music.” Brian is the brass instructor and Latin Ensemble director at ZUMIX, and is pursuing a M.A. in music education at Longy School of Music.

As a multi-instrumentalist and composer, Brian has composed, performed, and recorded more than 10 albums. His soundscapes and compositions have been featured in NPR’s Invisibilia podcast and Boston’s Illuminus Festival.