Paul Peress

Born: November 14    Primary Instrument: Drums

Paul Peress

Latin jazz collaborations: Arturo O'Farrill, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Michael Mossman, Gabriela Anders, Candido, David Amram, Claudette Sierra, Edsel Gomez, Oriente Lopez, Ruben Rodriguez, Armando Gola, John Benitez...

Adult Contemporary, Jazz Fusion, and Rock-n-Soul collaborations: Brenda Russell, Tom Scott, Phil Perry, The B- 52's, Moby, Stephen Bishop, Guy Davis ...

Bandmembers have included: Brenda Russell, Phil Perry, Jeff Golub, Tom Scott, Gerald Veasley, Brandon Fields, Michael Paulo, Lew Soloff, Michael Mossman, Mark Whitfield, John Tropea, Russell Ferrante, Mitch Forman, Clifford Carter, Helio Alves, Mo Pleasure, Glenn Alexander, Pat Kelley, Arturo O'Farrill, Edsel Gomez, Dan Siegel, Ruben Rodriguez, Anthony Jackson, Abraham Laboriel, Jimmy Haslip, Lincoln Goines, Will Lee, Mark Egan, Alphonso Johnson......
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2003 Grammy Nominee
”A Must See Artist and Master Drummer.” Los Angeles Times

“Un Gran Talento.” El Vocero de Puerto Rico

“AWAKENING combines the adventurous harmonies of Steely Dan with the smooth-jazz silkiness of Al Jarreau into a compelling groove that pushes the boundaries of adult- contemporary radio.” GUITAR WORLD - Joe Lalaina

“Paul’s performance was just perfect, exactly what was needed to introduce this diverse audience to something that they could enjoy and discover.” BET ST. LUCIA JAZZ FESTIVAL Yves Renard - Director

“Paul Peress brought the curtain down with his diverse group of musicians from South America and the US and his funky, jazzy, multi-cultural sounds. Peress' expert drumming skills did not go unnoticed and received resounding applause from the crowd.” THE STAR NEWSPAPER, ST. LUCIA (St. Lucia Jazz Festival performance)

As a Leader

Paul Peress Music
© 2010
Tracks: 1. Then Again 2. Butterfly's Landing 3. Nothing Personal 4. Maiden's Voyage 5. Cravo E Canela 6. Me Deixa 7. Dolphin Dance 8. All Bllues 9. Afro Blue 10. Tagain +
Personnel: John Tropea: guitar, Helio Alves: piano, Lincoln Goines: bass, Brandon Fields: sax, Paul Peress - drums/compositions

Next Step Music
© 2006
Tracks: 1. Sugar City 2. I Just Can't Let Go 3. Then Again 4. Tell Me What U Wanna Know 5. Show Me 6. Hold On To The Memories 7. It's My World 8. Seventh Sojourn 9. Hang Ten 10. Take That 11. Earthwood
Personnel: Jeff Golub: guitar, Glenn Alexander: guitar, Clifford Carter: piano, Mitch Forman: piano, Gerald Veasley: bass, Tom Kennedy: bass, Tommy Mc Donnell: vocals, Bill Cantos: vocals, Dave Mann: sax, Barry Danielian: trumpet, Paul Peress - drums/compositions

Next Step Music
© 2002
Tracks: 1. Norwegian Wood 2. Cinderella 3. New Morning Mambo 4. Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar 5. Visions of Brazil 6. Till the Cops Come Knocking 7. Mambo Mio 8. Butterfly 9. Little Sunflower 10. Enchantment
Personnel: Jeff Golub, Mark Whitfield: guitar, Gabriela Anders: vocals, Mark Soskin, Dario Eskenazi, Hector Martignon, Vana Gierig: piano, james Genus: bass, Aaron Heick, Denny Morouse: sax, Café, Rolando Morales Matos, Chembo Corniel: Percussion, Paul Peress: drums

Next Step Music
© 1998

Next Step Music
© 1990

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New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Teach a very select group of students in NYC (Manhattan). With an emphasis on reading, time, dynamics, listening, playing for the music. All genres: Jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, R-n-B, Rock, Funk, Fusion, Blues. Serious study only. Available for instruction Mon - Fri. $100/hr

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