Based in Chicago, Paul has worked as a professional musician for nearly 20 years in both live and studio settings, enjoying a variety of genres and styles. Versatile in a myriad of keyboard instruments – acoustic piano, electric pianos, Hammond B3 organ, synthesizers, and accordion – he has also developed a unique voice on the electric bass in recent years. Additional doublings include acoustic & electric guitars, as well as auxiliary percussion.
Paul also works consistently as a producer and engineer in service of a wide range of artists. Assisting others to realize their creative vision in recorded form is a particularly fulfilling aspect of his music-making. Pinguino Studio was developed to meet pro-level recording and production demands for projects in need of overdub tracking, digital editing, and mix preparation. A full gear list is available HERE.
Paul holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from DePaul University and is a former marching member of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps ('97-'00, tenor drums). He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 10-208 (Chicago).
Currently, Paul performs and/or records with the following artists & ensembles (click on names for further information):
The Renegades • keyboard, composer, producer (live & studio)
Heather Headley • keyboard (live)
Gina Rosanova • keyboard, acoustic guitars, percussion, producer (studio)
Typhanie Monique • keyboard (live)
Jon Deitemyer • keyboard (live)
Robbie Fulks • keyboard (live & studio)
John Elmquist's Hard Art Groop • acoustic piano (live & studio)
Chris Madsen's Kings of the Lobby • keyboard (live)
Big Suit • keyboard, electric guitar (live)
One of These Nights • keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals (live)
Jeans 'n Classics • keyboard (live)