Roderick "Rev" Paulin and The Congregation
Roderick’s musical career spans over four decades collaborating with artists such as John Legend, Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Christian McBride, Trombone ‘Shorty’ Andrews, Wynton Marsalis, The Grateful Dead, PJ Morton, The Brand New Heavies, The Afghan Whigs, Branford Marsalis, and the ReBirth Brass Band. Paulin’s experience as an arranger, producer, saxophonist/clarinetist continues to serve him well as he’s a highly sought after clinician/master class educator teaching the fundamentals of music and economic empowerment to students of all ages and demographics. For the last 10 years, Paulin has served on the faculty of the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp of New Orleans which is the longest running, minority-owned and operated music organization that serves public and private school students of New Orleans and surrounding communities. Roderick Paulin (REV) and The Congregation ranges in size from an intimate trio up to a 17-piece ensemble. They are dedicated to performing classic New Orleans R&B music and iconic soul, jazz, traditional musical classics. Their repertoire encompasses familiar songs from the 1920’s up to present day tunes. Their performance showcases musical professionalism along with engaging audiences with that New Orleans spirit which will have them singing and dancing throughout the entire performance. They perform New Orleans traditional jazz, funk, and iconic R&B classics.