Noted Los-Angeles-born drummer PAUL KREIBICH began his career touring the U.S. and Japan with legendary Carmen McRae, a tour that culminated in a concert at Carnegie Hall. Paul studied at Orange Coast College, Berklee College of Music, L.A. City College, and privately with Fred Gruber. He later traveled internationally with the Ray Charles Orchestra for several years before and touring with Mose Allison, The Woody Herman Band, Anita O’Day, Red Rodney, Rosemary Clooney, Nancy Wilson, and the Gene Harris Quartet. Paul’s studio credits include recordings with Bill Perkins, Dianne Reeves, Charlie Shoemake, Jon Hendricks, Ray Charles, Herb Geller, James Moody, Kenny Burrell and Gene Harris. Paul is the author of the books “The Drummer’s Handbook,” and “Duets for Drums”. He has been a Cal State Fullerton music faculty member since 2002 and a private instructor as well. Paul’s CD’s as a leader include the 2018 Blujazz release, “Thank You Elvin,” as well as “Lonesome Tree” and “The Jazz Coop – Spiral Stairway.” Recently touring with Maceo Parker and the “To Ray with Love” band, he can be found on the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy CD “Louis, Louis, Louis.” Paul also currently performs with Don Peak’s Wrecking Crew All-Stars. Paul is an endorsing artist for Drum Workshop drums, Vic Firth sticks, and Remo drumheads.