Born in Boston, Paul discovered jazz at an early age, sneaking into smokey clubs by age 13. (Nothing much has changed.) He studied with jazz legends Archie Shepp, Max Roach and Ray Copeland before moving to Austin in 1982 where he has worked with many great artists in the blues, roots and jazz traditions, such as Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, Doyle Bramhall, Malford Milligan, and members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. He also produces and perform at the annual Austin Festivus Festival. He and his quintet will be sneaking down to play in the basement at 9pm.