Paul Shapiro

photo of Paul Shapiro

“I recently had the opportunity to bring in Paul Shapiro Ribs & Brisket for our Major Gifts Annual Event. Not only was the band so kind and lovely to work with, but they were also able to bring smiles to the faces of every person at the event through their music. It is impossible not to have a great event with Paul and his band. Logistically, our program had some hiccups and Paul was right there to help me fill some gaps and get us back on track. That kind of collaboration with the “entertainment” is very rare. This event has become my favorite in the 10 years I’ve been working with MJF. I can’t say enough good things – let me know if you’re interested in hearing more.”

– Alyssa Huck Director of Operations Minneapolis Jewish Federation

Here Are Some Videos:

Paul plays for 15,000 people in Poland.


Paul Shapiro’s “Get Me To The Shul on Time” from Shofarot Verses

That’s Paul Shapiro with his tenor sax on the cover.With beginnings in 1930s “Yiddish Swing” and 1960s albums by Shelly Manne and Terry Gibbs, the movement blossomed in the 1990s. Albums by John Zorn, Steven Bernstein, Paul Shapiro, and others attempted to explore and expand modern American Jewish identity.” – Charles B. Hersch, Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity