BIO

Having released five solo albums to date, Paul Booth has firmly established himself as an in demand solo artist, as well as a ‘first call’ sideman for many big names in both jazz and popular music worlds.

In his early years, whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, he won many awards including the prestigious Clifford Brown/Stan Getz fellowship held in Miami, “The Best Modern Jazz Player” category in the televised “Young Jazz Player of the Year” competition and many more.

His ability to blend into any musical surrounding coupled with his talents as a multi-instrumentalist has seen him work with a variety of well-known artists. Paul is currently in the Steve Winwood band, can be seen touring with Incognito, Brand New Heavies, BBC Big Band, Michael Janisch Quintet, Ryan Quigley Quintet and over the years has toured, performed & recorded worldwide with the likes of Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Rod Stewart, Kylie Mingoue, Riverdance, Warren Haynes, Basia, Marti Pellow, Derek Trucks, Matt Bianco, , Eddie Henderson, Geoffrey Keezer, Clarence Penn, Ingrid Jensen

Paul runs several groups including a newly formed quartet with Steve Hamilton, Dave Whitford & Andrew Bain. He also runs a critically acclaimed world music group called Patchwork Project featuring Jacqui Dankworth, Giorgio Serci, Rod Youngs, Davide Mantovani & Satin Singh. The first album came out in 2015 and Volume 2 is due for release in 2018. Paul can also be seen with his organ trio with Ross Stanley & Andrew Bain and as the musical director of the London based world music big band: Bansangu Orchestra.

Performance credits:
Jazz: Geoffrey Keezer, Eddie Henderson, Nelson Rangell, Ingrid Jensen, Dave Grusin, Jane Monheit, Clarence Penn, Jason Palmer, Michael Janisch, Mike Garrick, Dave Green, Arnie Somogyi, Tim Garland, Julian Joseph, Gwilym Simcock, Larry Corryel, Dave Birkman, Henry Lowther, Don Weller, Alex Wilson, Laurence Cottle, Sax Appeal, The New Couriers, Buster Cooper, Eddie Henderson, Jonathan Blake, Dave Liebman, Stan Tracey, Alan Barnes, Ryan Quigley, Brian Kellock, Ray Gelato, Matt Brewer, Dennis Chambers, Keith Carlock, Jim Beard, Walt Weiskopf, Keith Tippett,

Pop/Rock: Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Chaka Khan, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Leona Lewis, Matt Bianco, Basia, Petula Clarke, Tony Christie, Will Young, Omar, Tony Hadley, Alexandra Burke, Robbie Williams, Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa, Craig David, Willie Weekes, Bonnie Raitt, Marti Pellow,

Other: Riverdance, London Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Brian Byrne, Camille O’Sullivan, Bobby Davro & Kenny Lynch

Teaching Credits: Royal Academy Of Music, Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland, Canterbury Christ Church University, Birmingham Conservatoire