Pianist, Composer, and clinician Paul Tobey is recognized as one of Canada's pianists. Tobey credits supporting arts and government funding institutions including Canada Council for the Arts, The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records, Ontario Arts Council and The Department of Foreign Affairs for their financial support contributing hugely to his emergence onto the International Stage.
His recording credits include 5 CDs as leader and various appearances on compilations for New York Label Arkadia Jazz. His most recent release is a full length DVD entitled "The Remaking of Paul Tobey" filmed before a live concert audience. Paul has toured various major festivals, conferences, jazz clubs and theatres in Canada, Europe and Japan which included high profile performances at Canadian Embassy in Washington and the Canadian Embassy of Tokyo. Paul also has developed an audience as an educator and music coach. His latest seminar "I'm An Artist, That's My Choice" which explores the relationship between spirituality and creativity, toured several Universities and artistic Associations throughout Canada in spring 2002. Paul was also awarded the official IAJE Award for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education at the 28th International Association of Jazz Educator's Conference in New York.
The Media have been generous with Paul. The Jazz Review praised "Paul Tobey is one of the finest jazz pianists to come out of Canada! " All About Jazz rates Paul as an "outstanding pianist". The media have dubbed Paul Tobey a virtuoso, inventive, self-assured, polished, a masterfully musical player and a fascinating composer."
DVD - "The Remaking of Paul Tobey" (2004) This critically acclaimed pianist
and entertainer bares all in this made for television concert documentary.
"Paul Tobey - Live at the Sanderson Centre" (2004) A live concert
recording featuring Paul and his orchestra performing an eclectic array of popular standards from Dave Brubeck
to Glenn Gould.
"Street Culture" (2001) with Mike Murley, Terry Clarke and Jim Vivian
this CD was nominated for a Juno Award for best traditional jazz album.
"Quiet Now" (2000) Solo piano recorded at Toronto's prestigious
Glenn Gould Theatre
"Wayward" (1998) original compositions featuring duo, quartet, sextet
and 12-piece 'Orchestra'
"A Little Rain Must Fall" (1997) featuring Dawn Sierra with
The Paul Tobey Quartet
"Orpheus" (1994) featuring The Paul Tobey Trio