Paul van Wageningen

Drums, Latin Percussion


Born in Amsterdam, where he attended the Amsterdam Conservatory, Paul moved to New York in 1976 to be closer to the American Jazz scene. Since his relocation to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 70s, he has gained recognition as one of the premier drummers in the area of multicultural drumming, receiving three Grammy nominations.  Paul has performed both in the United States and abroad with many of the top global-beat jazz groups such as Pete Escovedo, Andy Narell, Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s Trio, Paquito D’Rivera and the Caribbean Jazz Project, Jovino Santos Neto, Claudia Villela and Ricardo Peixoto, Nestor Torres and Dori Caymmi.

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