Paul Novotny is an acclaimed Canadian bassist, composer and audio producer who studied music at Humber College.
He is Vice President of his co-owned independent record label, Triplet Records Inc., and does TV/media work under his own company name, The Audio Producers Inc.
Paul has created Juno-nominated and winning recordings as an artist and producer for Carol Welsman, Joe Sealy and himself. He and his partner Joe Sealy have performed in Canada, Scandinavia and the USA presenting Africville Stories, a jazz music concert that advocates racial harmony.
Joe and Paul have also opened concerts at the Montreal and Toronto Jazz Festivals for Charlie Haden/Brad Meldau, Herb Ellis/Red Mitchell and Michel Petrucciani. Paul and Joe’s 2009 recording titled Songs features singers July Black, Dan Hill and Ranee Lee.
Other selected performances by Paul with international jazz masters include Cedar Walton, Joanne Brakeen, Junior Mance, Kenny Wheeler, Lynn Arriel and Geoff Keezer as well as singers Holly Cole, Molly Johnson and Jackie Richardson.
Paul has composed and produced themes for CBC National News, CBC The Hour, with George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC News Now, as well as scores for feature film, documentary and national TV-radio advertising. Paul recently produced a debut recording for singer Barbra Lica and negotiated its licensing in Japan with Universal records.
As an audio producer and re-mix engineer, Paul has gathered over 10 years of experience in broadcast post-production working in 5.1 surround sound and mixed over 1,000 television shows. In 2014, Touch ’em all Joe, a sports documentary he did for TSN won a Gemini award. Paul also assists York and Ryerson University student filmmakers with their audio post and sound design.
In 2014 Paul was the executive producer of Amin Bhatia’s (Gemini winning TV/film composer) 25th anniversary release of The Interstellar Suite, in Hi-Definition 5.1 surround sound. Paul oversaw final mastering and negotiated its release in Germany.
Currently, Paul is completing a duo recording of himself with Robi Botos while furthering his skills in composition and orchestration through private study with Dr. Norman Ludwin of the UCLA Extension Film Scoring Program and Cornel School of Contemporary Music.