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Paul’s love for music came alive when he started playing trumpet at age 10 in Bensenville, Illinois. Here he excelled with the help of Frank Lisanti, an amazing Chicagoland trumpet teacher, and Fred Lewis, Fenton High’s visionary high school band director.  Paul performed in numerous pop, classical, and jazz groups and won awards playing both classical and jazz.

In 1969, during a European music tour, his high school band was invited to perform two concerts at the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival on the banks of Switzerland’s beautiful Lake Geneva.  Paul played lead, and soloed in front of the band for the Monk tune “Around Midnight” on international TV.

At the University of Illinois, Paul played in one of the jazz bands while majoring in environmental engineering and minoring in music. There he took the after-school job that was to become his passion for the next 36 years: he joined Diener Stereo in Champaign, Illinois.

Moving back to Chicago to work at a higher level of audio/video, Paul still made time for his music. Church playing, more pop groups, and for awhile, he played principal trumpet for the Elmhurst Symphony.

In Chicago, Paul honed his skills at building great-sounding audio systems with the excellent audio/video specialty store Hifi Hutch. While there, he played on weekends in a funk band called ShoBiz, a society party band that was asked to play at Mayor Byrne’s ChicagoFest.

After seven years at HFH, he moved to the amazing town of Fairfield, Iowa, to have an opportunity to start his own store, Golden Ears Audio Video. During his seven years in this progressive town that combined small town values with a large group of experts in consciousness, Paul met and married Eileen, a world-class mezzosoprano, and together they formed many musical groups and held many concerts.

Back in Chicago, Paul worked for various audio/video and high-end audio shops and eventually formed his own audio/video installation business, occasionally playing his trumpet at churches. Eileen performed for many churches, groups and house concerts.

In 1998, Paul and Eileen moved to sunny California and quickly settled in Moorpark, where they shared a happy home.

Here Paul worked with Christopher Hansen 2, Audio Den, Systems Design Group, and eventually worked full time on Paul Squillo Music Systems, which he founded in 1998. Before her passing from cancer in 2011, Eileen performed throughout Southern California, accompanied by Frank Basile, or in front of full orchestra or choir, often recorded by Paul using a two-mike, purist approach.

Currently, Paul is getting his trumpet playing back in shape, and is re-dedicating Paul Squillo Music Systems, now based in Redondo Beach, to bringing a higher level of musical experience to everyone he meets.  He has established a sales relationship with a very successful AV design group in Torrance, CA

“My job is to give everyone an awe-inspiring musical experience, so that the special part of music that reaches one’s Soul can be available to them all. Music is too important to life to be compromised, and it needn’t be, no matter what your budget is.”   — Paul Squillo, owner, Paul Squillo Music Systems

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