Paul studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was featured soloist with Kenny Wheeler on the CD ‘Walk Softly’. In the 80s paul toured with Tim Garland’s ‘Points on the Curve’ band, played with the Guildhall big band at Ronnie Scott’s with Randy Brecker, played with Jason Rebello, Cleveland Watkiss and Courtney Pine, and discovered Afro-Cuban music with Roberto Pla.
At the start of the 90s he also played trumpet with the Brand New Heavies, joined Mike Westbrook’s big band, John Mayer’s Indo-Jazz Fusions and Lindsay Cooper’s ‘Sahara Dust’ and toured with them in Europe. He became heavily involved in Latin and Brazilian music, playing with almost all the bands on the scene.
2007 saw more festival work with Manteca and Alex Wilson, recording on Gilad Atzmon’s ‘Refuge’, playing trumpet and ‘cello with Jason Yarde at Glasgow International Jazz Festival, taking part in the premiere of Jonathen Cohen’s ‘Little Gidding’ at TS Elliot festival, Little Gidding, and releasing the CD ‘Round Trip’.
In 2008 Paul’s band played at the Pizza Express and Canary Wharf Jazz Festival, he has recorded with Kuljit Bhamra, played as sideman for both Dominic Alldis and Mariko Koike at the Pizza on the Park, appeared at Ronnie Scotts with Alex Wilson and played in the Kelvin Christiane quintet. He has formed a world jazz trio with John Crawford and Andres Ticino, and has appeared in ‘Jersey Boys’ and ‘Gone With The Wind’ in the West End.