Paul Metzke is a consumate Jazz Guitarist; Versatile, Experienced, Well Rounded, and Accomplished. Over the past 30 years he has performed and recorded with some of the greatest Jazz and Blues Artists on the New York Music Scene, some of whom would include:
Gil Evans Orchestra, Tony Williams Lifetime, Gato Barbieri, Paul Motian, Elvin Jones, Grover Washington Jr, David Sanborn, Mike Brecker, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Ron Carter, Billy Hart, Steve Gadd, Warren Bernhardt, Mike Mainieri, Woody Shaw, Joe Chambers, Joe Farrell, Bernard Purdie, Eric Gale, Al Foster, Earl Klugh, Marcus Miller, Anthony Jackson, Bob Cranshaw, Charlie Haden, Richard Davis,
Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Blue Mitchell, Donald Byrd, Chet Baker, Cornel Dupree, Nancy Wilson, Michael Franks, Grady Tate, Jim Hall, Chuck Rainey, Tony Levin, Will Lee, Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Lionel Hampton, George Adams, Sonny Fortune, Joe Beck,
Harry Belafonte, Buster Williams, Roy Ayers, John Hicks, John Abercrombie, Sam Brown, Astrud Gilberto, Chico Hamilton, Paul Winter, Milt Hinton, Bob Mintzer, Mark Egan, Paquito D'Rivera, John Scofield, Stephanie Mills, Larry Young, Cy Coleman, Larry Willis, Danilo Perez, Teo Macero, Hilton Ruiz, Monty Alexander, Johnny Copeland Blues Band. And recently performing on one of the final episodes of "the Soprano's" with Nancy Sinatra and Southside Johnny.
Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised on the" Motown Sound", Paul started playing Guitar at age 12, and soon had his own Jazz trio in High School.
His major influences on Guitar would be:
Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Larry Carlton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Freddy King, Chuck Berry, Jim Hall, Jeff Beck, Robben Ford, and Eddie Van Halen.
"Paul Metzke has crafted a sound and style that is; immediately recognizable, skillfully articulated, original, personal, powerful, and passionate. With the feeling of the Blues, the energy and vitality of Rock, and the freedom and spontaneity of Jazz".
Paul Metzke's new Trio CD "Feeling Mighty Nice" is a soulful synthesis of Blues-Rock-Jazz-and Funk, creating a unique musical fusion that is at once
Powerful, Energetic, Alive, and Spontaneous.
Featuring 12 supercharged originals, in his signature "Jazz with a Blues Attitude ".
Paul Metzke on Guitar - Duke Newton on Electric Bass -Terry Silverlight on Drums.
This is a Hard Core Jazz Guitar Power Trio playing
"Paul Metzke flys with sure-handed runs interspersed with
hard bluesy riffs" - Ira Mayer - New York Post
"An orchestral conception of guitar playing with an affinity for the blues. His formidable technique alternating biting dissonant riffs, with cool strumming" - SUNY College Review
"An Engaging Guitarist" - Robert Palmer - NewYorkTimes
"Impressive Talent" - Robert Ford Jr. - Cash Box