Paul Jarman is a widely acclaimed Australian composer, performer, musical director and educator. He is well known as a lyricist and composer of choral music, as a world music multi instrumentalist, and a facilitator of community inspired collaborations. As a cultural ambassador he has performed extensively throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and the Pacific.
Paul was a member of Australia’s iconic first ‘world music’ ensemble Sirocco. He plays western instruments including the piano, clarinet, harmonica and saxophone but specialises in ethnic wind instruments including Irish whistle, bagpipes, zurna, Chinese flutes, jaws harps and harmonic singing. He has performed on a variety of Australian feature films, documentaries, commercials and IMAX productions and composed the music for several award winning adventure films with the renowned filmmaker Mike Dillon.
Paul acted as a mentor to the students in 2016. He was also the Festival’s Composer-In-Residence and the local Bellingen Youth Orchestra performed his stirring composition, Wuuban Barri, at the 2016 Festival.