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Paul Faulise

25 abril , 19325 julio , 2020
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Paul Faulise, 88, of River Vale, NJ, passed away on Sunday, July 5th, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Karen; his children, Noelle Beckemeyer and her husband Tim, Sheryl Kilby and her husband Jim and his grandchildren Nicole, Kyle, Jake and Shane.

Paul could readily be described as a Renaissance Man. In addition to a highly successful 60+ year career in virtually every aspect of the music business, he found time to write bass trombone instruction books, and had a passion for wine, photography, and the latest technology, all while being a devoted husband and loving father. A native of Buffalo, NY, he studied the tenor trombone in high school before switching to the bass trombone in his senior year. He played with the Buffalo Philharmonic before being drafted into the Army. While serving in Europe, he toured with the Seventh Army Symphony. After being discharged in 1956 he moved to New York City to attend the Manhattan School of Music. It was at this time that he began playing with the big bands of Les Elgart and Billy May.

Paul first became known to jazz audiences for his work with Kai Winding's trombone group. He can be heard on recordings of such jazz luminaries as Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson, Art Farmer, JJ Johnson, Jimmy Smith, Paul Desmond, Charlie Mingus and Bill Evans.

Paul has been one of the most in demand studio musicians, having performed on countless jingles, feature films and TV sound tracks. On staff at NBC he spent ten years in Johnny Carson's Tonight Show Band before the program moved to Los Angeles.

Paul has recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Paul Anka as well as many others. He also toured with Frank Sinatra and performed on two world tours with Gene Harris and the Philip Morris Super Band.

During the course of his diverse career, he played many Broadway shows, among them No Strings, The Music Man, The Will Rogers Follies and Beauty and the Beast.

In 1987 and 1989 he had the honor of being named "Most Valuable Player" by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

The family will receive guests at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ on Monday, July 13th from 4-7pm with a celebration of his life and military service following. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory can be made to the Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund at Erf.local802afm.org/donate or by check to Emergency Relief Fund Attn: Andrew Schwartz, PO Box 153, Local 802 AFM, 322 W. 48th Street, NYC, NY 10036.

Servicios

  • Memorial Visitation

    lunes, 13 julio , 2020

  • Memorial Service

    lunes, 13 julio , 2020

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Tim Beckemeyer

14 julio , 2020

Paul was everything any son-in-law could wish for. He was a kind, gentle, loving and a very wise man who was like a second father to me. The memorial service exposed me to how many other lives he touched as well. Friends and former colleagues repeated the same words of his gentle kindness. To the musicians that I spoke with you are a true brotherhood fraternity and you embody Paul’s sole. I only apologize I couldn’t express these words at the memorial. God bless

Beverly Siegel Glantz

14 julio , 2020

So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Prayers and thoughts are
with you and family.

Jack Schatz

9 julio , 2020

Paul was elegant human being. Wonderful person, musician, mentor and friend. He always had a kind word and was very supportive to me in my career. My condolences to the family.
Jack Schatz

Stephen Dispenza

9 julio , 2020

In the 60’s and 70’s our family would celebrate Christmas with the Faulise family at their home on New Years day. It was always a special day for us. Back then I played the trumpet terribly, but Paul always encouraged me to stay at it. I gave up playing but we still enjoyed the conversations about music. Our tastes differed of course but Paul welcomed discussing the music I enjoyed and the concerts I attended. Many of our discussions were in this amazing room Karen and Paul had in their beautiful home. A room so impactful to me, that I said, “one day when I own a home, I want a room like this”. It took a long time but when Jill and I redesigned our home in 2010, one room was designed to replicate the one Karen and Paul had. It is a special room to me, and when Paul and his family would join us for Christmas eve dinner at our home, it meant a lot to me to show him the room he inspired. Rest in Peace Uncle Paul and bless the Faulise family.

Tom and Geri Alessi

8 julio , 2020

So very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Tom and Geri Alessi

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Paul, Jim and Dean

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Paul playing for Nicole

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Urbie Green and Paul

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Urbie, Kathy, Paul and Karen

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Paul, Jim and Dean

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Paul playing for Nicole

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Urbie Green and Paul

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Urbie, Kathy, Paul and Karen

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Jake, Paul, Karen and Shane

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Paul, Jake, Shane, Sheryl and Karen

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