Primary Instrument: Guitar
Viewing music through a wide-angle lens, Paul Hemmings blends elements of jazz, free improvisation, and world guitar styles to create a sound that has been called bold, beautiful, and full of promise. Based in New York City, Paul performs nationally and internationally as leader of The Paul Hemmings Trio, the dynamic guitar-bass-drum team he uses to interpret his own original compositions and renditions of modern standards. The group has released two albums on Leading Tone Records and recently finished recording their third, a collaboration with saxophonist John Tchicai.
For the past six years, Paul has performed at many venues throughout New York City, from uptown concert halls to downtown clubs, and has also performed in London, England; Sydney, Australia; and Wellington, New Zealand. Honing his craft all the while, Paul developed the warm, conversational style that Cadence magazine described as alternating between a lucid, unadulterated tone to a mildly delayed sound that hints at Bill Frisell [while] reflecting the influence of guitarists such as Wes Montgomery and Grant Green....