Paul Guthrie Daugherty is a freelance musician (Saxophone /Keyboard). He is 30 years old and focusing on building and strengthening his portfolio at this time.

He has immersed himself into many types of music ranging from Jazz, Classical, Latin, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Hip- Hop, Brass Band, Electronica and Abstract/Free styles. He will represent his talents and work ethic in your project.


To give you a better idea where his music is rooted, here is listed the more notable artists and acts he has performed and worked with:

Delfayo Marsalis
Trombonist of the famed jazz family.

Tony Bazley
Drummer for Eric Dolphy, Wes Montgomery, Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster, Langston Hughs to name a few. Mentioned in Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia of Jazz Artists

Milt Jackson
The late vibraphonist

Richard Davis
Bassist virtuoso who played with Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard and the Chicago Symphony to name a few

The John Scofield "Uberjam" Rhythm Section
Adam Dietch, Avi Bortnick and Jesse Murphy

A popular funk/soul band

Brian Blade
Jazz drummer who was involved with film scoring the indie film Sling Blade

Members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Mark Pierot
Bassist for Tori Amos

Kermit Ruffins
Trumpeter who Wynton Marsalis said he revered in a Downbeat Magazine interview, also one of the founding members of Rebirth Brass Band

Charlie Miller
Trumpeter for Dr. John

Saya Saito
Keyboardist/composer for the Neville Brothers band

Jack Kruz
Bassist for the late James Booker

Leo Neocentelli & Zigaboo Modeliste
Guitarist and drummer from The Meters

Curtis Fuller
Trombonist for John Coltrane

Tony Dagradi
Saxophonist for Professor Longhair "Tipitina"

Michael Ray
Leader of Michael Ray and the Cosmic Crew and trumpeter for the late Sun Ra, Kool and the Gang and Phish

Tim Green
Saxophonist for Peter Gabriel

Vincent Davis
Drummer for the Art Ensemble of Chicago

Clyde Stubblefield
The original James Brown drummer

Jerry Coker
Saxophonist, former head of the Indiana Bloomington jazz studies program and published jazz educator

Ben Sidran
Recording artist, film scorer, author, keyboardist for Steve Miller

Leo Sidran
Recording artist, co-producer for the Oscar winning song from "Motorcycle Diaries"

Timothy Whalen
Recording artist, arranged strings for Oscar wining song from "Motorcycle Diaries"

Michael Hanson
NPR jazz radio personality

Youseff Lateef
Tenor saxophonist for the late Cannonball Adderley sextet

Dr. Billy Taylor
From Sunday Morning CBS

Mike Pellera
Pianist for the late Buddy Rich, Rick Margitza

Dewey Sampson
Bassist for The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Mark Mullin
Trombonist for the Harry Connick Jr. band

Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Based in New Orleans, one of the best R&B acts in the country and the band that Maceo Parker has worked with

Kerry Lewis
Bassist for New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones

Ritchie Cole
The alto saxophone great

Phil Upchurch
Guitarist extraordinaire and bass player on George Benson's "Breezin'"

Coolbone Brass Band
Rapidly gaining popularity they have coined the term "Brass Hop"

Jeff Eckles
Bassist for the What D'ya Know national radio show

Vaughn Freemon
The great Chicagoan saxophone icon

Billy Peterson
Bassist for Steve Miller among others and owner of the St. Paul jazz club named the Artist Quarter

Ricky Peterson
Keyboardist for David Sanborn, Prince, and owner of the well-known jazz club in St. Paul named the Artist Quarter

Greg Abate
Alto saxophonist, Principal horn section arranger for Ray Charles

Howard Levy
Harmonica who was in Bela Fleck and the flecktones

Georgie Fame
Keyboardist for Van Morrison

Corey Wilkes
Trumpeter for the Art Ensemble of Chicago

Andre Hayward
Trombonist for Wynton Marsalis's Lincoln Jazz Center and winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Competition

Shirley Manson
"Garbage" lead singer

Bob Rockwell
Minneapolis native that played with the Mel Lewis/Thad Jones orchestra

John "Jabo" Starks
James Brown drummer



Loyola New Orleans Music School

Interlochen 8-week arts program

Eastman School of Music 4-week program

Jazz in July music program (Northhampton, MA.) Max Roach was in the faculty.

Jamey Abersold program in Elmhurst Illinois

Studied with Youseff Lateef, Tony Dagradi, Les Thimmig, Mike Pellera , Clyde Haberman, Jerry Coker, Ramon Ricker. Learned from every playing experience.


Clyde Stubblefield
The original funky drummer

The Funkmasters
(Clyde and Jabo)

Ben and Leo Sidrans
Childrens' album "El Efante"

Nick Nice
(Live Nudes) record

Notable bands he has opened for:

The Radiators

Chuchito Valdez

The Meters

Bands he has played with:


Smilin' Myron

New Breed Quintet

Clyde Stubblefield Band

Smokin' with Superman

Que Flavor

Rockin' Dopsie and the Runnin' Pardners

Kermit Ruffins and the Barbacue swingers

Venues Played:

The House of BluesNew Orleans, LA
Tipitina'sNew Orleans, LA
The Maple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
The SubterraneanChicago, IL
The Elbow RoomChicago, Il
The Barrymore TheatreMadison, WI
The Concourse HotelMadison, WI
The Oscar Mayer Theatre       Madison, WI


Leo Sidran (Media Unlimited)     608-345-5743
Timothy Whalen 646-326-7030
Michael Hanson 608-238-5947
Nickolas Moran 608-217-6327
Brad Prageant 608-222-7516
Nick Andreano (Nick Nice)608-886-6642


You can contact Paul at:

phone    608-347-7918



"Music come from life... not the other way the pursuit of bettering one's life, the music will shine through it."


Thank you for your time and take care- Paul.