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 and/or recorded with Deborah Harry, Joe Williams, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Mark Murphy, Nellie McKay, Marion Raven, Kristin Chenoweth, Ann Hampton Callaway, Norman Simmons, and Houston Person. He has also featured on the soundtracks of Boardwalk Empire, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Carol, and The Irishman. Paul is a contributing writer for Modern Drummer magazine and endorses Istanbul Agop Cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks. You can also see Paul featured in a pivotal scene alongside Robert DeNiro in the 2017 HBO film "The Wizard Of Lies"

Selected Discography:

Vince Giordano's Nighthawks - Bessie Soundtrack

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

Kristin Chenoweth - The Art Of Elegance

Roy Cumming - Edgeless

David Leonhardt - The Sounds Of Silence

David Leonhardt - Plays Cole Porter

David Leonhardt - View From The Edge

Shoko Amano - The Good Life

Rich Messbauer - Evening Rush

Nellie McKay - Home Sweet Mobile Home

Spiraling - Transmitter

Spiraling - Challenging Stage

Spiraling - Time Travel Made Easy