bandleader / songwriter / drummer / producer
Grammy nominated composer, producer, and drummer, Paul Peress has captivated audiences in over 20 countries, from JOJ Joy Of Jazz Johannesburg, to BET Jazz St Lucia, to NYC's Lincoln Center Out of Doors, to Kaslo Jazz Etc in B.C. Canada, and many stops in between.
"It's not only about bringing my music to diverse audiences in distant places, it's more about the exchange, the interaction, learning about other cultures, meeting new folk, and then embracing that energy and growth to be a better person and to make new honest music with a greater world view."
Beyond his own project, Peress' drumming skills, musical diversity, and solid reputation have landed him the Music Director/Drummer chair for artists as diverse as Chaka Khan, Moby, Brenda Russell, Regina Belle, Deniece Williams and a sideman role with The B-52s and Mary Wilson.
The son of a prolific poet and classical music conductor, Peress grew up in Texas ...