Paul Novotny is a jazz bassist, composer and audio producer.
As a bass player and music producer, Novotny releases recordings that have garnered Juno awards and nominations (Joe Sealy’s “Africville Suite” Carol Welsman’s “Lucky to be me” and Sealy/Novotny’s Dual Vision and Blue Jade”) on his co-owned jazz record label, Triplet Recordings (Triplet  As well, Paul has been heard in Toronto jazz clubs with artists such as Cedar Walton, Geoff Keezer, Jo Anne Brakeen, Junior Mance, Darrell Grant, Don Thompson, Brian Browne and his long time music partner Joe Sealy.  Novotny also plays regularly with the Dave Mc Murdo Jazz Orchestra, performing with Kenny Wheeler &  Norma Winston and  Phil Nimmons.  Paul  performed at the 2006 International Association of Jazz Educators Convention in New York City performing “Conversations”, a new commissioned work composed by Phil Nimmons.
Mark Miller of the Toronto Globe and Mail mentioned Geoff Keezer and Paul Novotny’s Montreal Bistro performance in 1991 as a jazz highlight of the year.  Mark Miller as well mentioned Novotny’s “methodically melodic solo’s” in his accompaniment of veteran bop pianist Cedar Walton at the Montreal Bistro January 27, 28 and 29 2005.
Comments from Irwin Block of the Montreal Gazette in December of 2003 regarding the Sealy/Novotny recording titled “The Man in the Red Suit”, “Check out this bright and hardy recording”… ” This CD will help chase away those holiday blues”… “Novotny’s pinpoint lyricism makes the melodies evermore expansive”.
As a composer and member of The Guild of Canadian Film Composers, Novotny also creates music for television, commercials and film.  Conversant in traditional and contemporary musical idioms, his composing accomplishments to date include CBC The National (2001),  CBC The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos,  Newsworld’s News Now and Ikea’s Space For Living on HGTV.  Paul has also scored three feature films, Blue Monkey (Howard International), Relative Secrets (HBO) and No Angel (Independent). Commercials include work for Suzuki, Humpty Dumpty, Simmons, The Bay, Velamints , The CN Tower, Mastermind, Honda, Mazda, Scotia Bank and others.
Paul Novotny