Drummer, Composer, and Producer Guy Paz is one of the most accomplished musical voices emerging on the Israeli and US jazz, indie, funk, folk, pop, soul and R&B music scenes today. In his short time in the United States, Mr. Paz has gained international recognition as one of the most exciting and unique artists in the NYC music scene. Mr. Paz has recorded, performed and toured with many world renowned musicians and bands such as: Daryl Johns (Goodfight, The Lemon Twigs, Macy Gray), Nick Rashad Burroughs (“Kinky Boots”), Daniel Carter (William Parker, Federico Ughi, “Test”), Dida Pelled (Roy Hargrove, Gregory Hutchinson, Helik Hadar, Sam Yahel), Yuval Cohen (3 Cohens, Lee Konitz, Lew Soloff, Arnie Lawrence), Tamika Lawrence, Modern Diet, Mustardmind, Elizabeth Wyld, Courtney McKenna, and Naama Gheber. Since 2016, Mr. Paz has been the soloist drummer, co-leader, and producer of the influential Brooklyn based indie pop band, Goodfight. Mr. Paz is an extraordinary artist. He is renowned to create captivating performances through his uniquely sensitive and receptive approach to the drums. These skillful qualities have quickly made him one of the most in-demand drummers throughout NYC, the East Coast, and Israel.
Born in Karkur, Israel, Mr. Paz’s passion for music began when he started playing drums at the age of 8, following in his father’s musical footsteps. He began playing professionally with the Israeli Simon and Garfunkel tribute band at age 16, and soon after began playing in various folk, rock, and jazz bands all over Israel. Mr. Paz has led ensembles in many renowned venues in Israel including: Zappa Tel Aviv, Reading 3, Levontin 7, The Zone Tel Aviv, Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Beit Haamudim, Hemdat Yamim, along with many more.
From 2010-2013 Mr. Paz served in the Israeli army. After service, he attended The Center for Jazz Studies at the Israel Conservatory of Music. In this program, Mr. Paz was able to take part in a shared education program with The New School University in New York City, where he completed his BFA in Jazz Performance in August 2017. In May 2017 he was chosen by the New School to represent the Jazz program, and take part in the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland with the Yonathan Peled Quartet, supporting acts such as the Steve Gadd Band.
In his last year at The New School, Mr. Paz started collaborating with Guitarist, Composer, producer and founder of Goodfight, Mr.