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Paul Francis Quartet
February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$15.00 – $20.00
Grammy Award-winning drummer, educator and Chillicothe, Ohio native Paul Francis has extensive experience working with some of the world’s greatest musicians. He is featured on the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett album and subsequent PBS special “Cheek to Cheek”, and toured extensively with the duo to support that recording. Paul has also recorded and/or performed with Stevie Wonder, Jose Feliciano, Jon Faddis, David Hazeltine, Jim Belushi, Molly Ringwald, Megan Hilty, The Rockettes, Ralph Lalama, Brian Newman, Rich Little, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and The Albany Symphony Orchestra, and the Tommy DorseyOrchestra conducted by Buddy Morrow. Paul has also appeared on shows for HBO, ABC, NBC, Netflix and MTV, and is on the soundtrack for the movie “Friends with Kids” as well as “A Star is Born” featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Paul endorses Yamaha drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads and Vic Firth drumsticks.
The group consists of Chris Bacas (Buddy Rich, Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra) on saxophones and Michael O’Brien (Ruben Blades, Dave Samuels, Steve Wilson) on bass.