A native of Southern California, Bassist Paul Gormley has performed with many jazz greats, from swing to bebop including Woody Herman, Vido Musso, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Dick Cary, Jimmy Rowles, Dick Hyman, Ross Tompkins, Tommy Newsom, Betty O’Hara, Mundell Lowe, Lou Levy, Blue Mitchell, Terry Gibbs, Alan Broadbent, Warne Marsh, Teddy Edwards, Jack Wilson, Bobby Sherwood, Eddie Cano, Jack Sheldon, Abe and Sam Most, Pete and Conti Candoli.  He has also worked with singers Joe Williams, Anita O’Day, Herb Jeffries, The Hi-Lo’s, Ernie Andrews, Barbara Morrison.  He has performed at the Pacific International Jazz Festival four times.  Paul has been a Los Angeles Classic Jazz Festival All Star five times, a Sweet and Hot Jazz Festival All Star nine times and performed with the KLON Jazz Club Caravan three times.  Paul was invited to perform with an all star band for the King of Thailand’s 80th birthday celebration.  He’s also been heard with the Bill Berry LA Band and the Capp-Pierce Juggernaut big bands.

More recently,  Paul has added producer and recording engineer to his creative achievements.  He has been producer or associate producer on 10 CD’s.  His latest release is “I’m Walkin” featuring his new trio. Paul has three other releases with a quartet “Our Delight”, “I’m Just a Lucky So and So”, and “Drop Me Off in Harlem. The last two interpreting the music of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.  See the Talking Dog Studio Catalogue page for all the album details and how to purchase.  All of his recordings have had national radio airplay and distribution, and were recorded in his “Talking Dog Music” studio. Paul is heard on “LA Bootleg 1984” a 2015 Juno (Canadian Grammy) nominated best solo Jazz Album of the Year by guitar legend Lenny Breau.  He can also be heard on “On the Edge” with vibraphonist Gene Estes and “The Road Home” and “Reset” with guitarist Pat Kelley.

Along with his jazz credits, Paul has been heard with Les Brown and His Band of Renown, toured Japan with the orchestras of Percy Faith, Billy Vaughn, and the Peanuts Hucko Benny Goodman Tribute Big Band.  He also performed in South America with Ray Conniff.  In addition, Paul has backed up Vic Damone, Cab Callaway, Eartha Kitt, Bobby Darin, and Broadway great Barbara Cook. He was a member of the house orchestras at both the Desert Inn and Thunderbird Hotels on the Las Vegas strip playing for performers Dick Haymes, Frankie Laine, Juliet Prowse, Edie Adams, and the Mickie Finn Show.  His bass work can be heard on many film, television, and commercial recordings.  Paul’s live event producer credits include tributes to Andy Simpkins, Barry Zweig, and Gene Estes.

Paul Gormley

King of Thailand Birthday Salute

New Release  "I'm Walkin"

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