paul rushka

Paul Rushka, through his innovative combination of enhanced lyricism, thoughtful intensity, and instrumental cohesion, has crafted an auspicious debut CD as notable for its compositional strength as its improvisational beauty.   ”

— Andre White, Canadian jazz pianist, drummer and educator


Award winning double bassist and composer Paul Rushka is pleased to present his debut album as a leader, As It Happens. 
The CD features Paul’s sonorous tone and deep grooves while showcasing the quintet’s formidable improvisations and conceptual unity. Influenced by the music of Kenny Wheeler and Bill Evans, his interactive, exploratory group performs music rich in lush harmony 
and melodic motion. 
As It Happens is a showcase for Rushka's original compositions, penned specifically for his intuitive and mesmerizing group. Communication 
is at the centre of this music; individual voices entwine and textures unfurl, creating a shifting embroidery of contemporary jazz. 
Featuring the stellar talents of 
James Danderfer (clarinet) 
Dave Sikula (guitar) 
Jillian Lebeck (piano) 
Joe Poole (drums)