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, The Jazz At Lincoln Center 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 The Irishman, Joker, Boardwalk Empire, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Carol. 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:

Andy Bianco - New York Stories

Professor Cunningham and his Old School Swings Disney

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 - Single Petal Of A Rose

Kristin Chenoweth - For The Girls

Kristin Chenoweth - The Art Of Elegance

David Leonhardt - The Sounds Of Silence

David Leonhardt - Plays Cole Porter

Nellie McKay - Home Sweet Mobile Home

Spiraling - Transmitter

Spiraling - Challenging Stage

Spiraling - Time Travel Made Easy