Paul Weitz hails from Buffalo, NY and has been a professional musician for more than 30 years. Paul studied Classical Guitar at the University of Buffalo under Oswald Rantucci, Mike Andriaccio and Joel Perry. He studied jazz guitar under Andy Roemer and Frank Gerrard. Still in Buffalo, he studied composition and arranging under Russ Mesina. In Los Angeles he studied guitar under Ted Greene and Sid Jacobs.
His major influences include Barney Kessell, Ed Bickert and Lenny Breau. Paul has played with notables Sam Most, Jimmy Wyble, Barry Zweig, and the Lettermen. He holds a BS Degree in Software Engineering from Cal Lutheran University.
Paul performs throughout the Los Angeles area as Solo, Duo (with bass), Trio and Quartet; most often with jazz vocalist Donna Deussen.
His debut CD THE PAUL WEITZ TRIO with Gus Duffy - drums and Matt VanBenschoten - bass, was released in the Spring of 2010. It has gained high acclaim and has air play on jazz radio stations including KKJZ in Los Angeles.
Paul and jazz vocalist Donna Deussen just released the CD On The Street Where You Live and is available now on CD Baby.
Paul Weitz is a superior bop-based guitarist with a
concept of his own.
- Scott Yanow
... Guitarist Paul Weitz has complete control of his
guitar and as fine as the other musicians are, he never
gets overshadowed ... this group is perfect for Deussen's
voice and style. They are top notch! Keep an eye on this
- Myrna Daniels, L.A, Jazz Scene Magazine (June 2014)