Paul Francis

Paul Francis's Biography

Grammy Award-winning drummer and educator Paul Francis has extensive experience working with some of the world's greatest musicians. He has recorded and/or performed with Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Jon Faddis, David Hazeltine, Jim Belushi, Ralph Lalama, Brian Newman, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and The Albany Symphony Orchestra, and has toured extensively with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra conducted by Buddy Morrow. Paul has also appeared on shows for HBO, ABC and MTV, and is on the soundtrack for the movie "Friends with Kids". He is also the founder and leader of the Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra.

As an educator, Paul has taught all ages and playing levels. He is currently on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and has taught private lessons and master classes at SUNY Purchase and The Ohio State University, as well as continuing to teach at his own private studio. He has also been published in Modern Drummer and Drumhead magazines.

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