Paul Wells

Curtis Stigers/Vince Giordano's Nighthawks

Paul Wells began playing drums at the age of ten in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. He moved to the New York area to attend the renowned jazz studies program at William Paterson University, and has studied privately with John Riley, Kenny Washington, and Bill Stewart. Paul is currently touring internationally with Curtis Stigers, and is a member of Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. He has also performed with Deborah Harry, Joe Williams, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Legacy, Mark Murphy, Nellie McKay, Marion Raven, Norman Simmons, and Houston Person. Paul is a contributing writer for Modern Drummer magazine and endorses Istanbul Agop Cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks.

Selected Discography:

Vince Giordano's Nighthawks - Boardwalk Empire Soundtrack, Vol. 3

Norman Simmons - The Art Of Norman Simmons

Norman Simmons - Synthesis

Duke Ellington Legacy - Thank You Uncle Edward

Duke Ellington Legacy - Single Petal Of A Rose

Roy Cumming - Edgeless

David Leonhardt - The Sounds Of Silence

David Leonhardt - Plays Cole Porter

David Leonhardt - View From The Edge

Rich Messbauer - Evening Rush

Spiraling - Transmitter

Spiraling - Challenging Stage

Spiraling - Time Travel Made Easy

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