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Words like Organic, Tactile and Pure are terms used almost ubiquitously in our culture to describe a variety of things, to the point that these words seem to have lost their meaning. However, for me, having had the honor to share the stage with Paul Kaiser for most of my life, these words have a very specific meaning, and Paul embodies them all. He is a musician without equal, and a drummer who transcends his instrument to heights few drummers have reached. Simply put: when Paul plays you have no choice but to move your body. This is Organic, Tactile and Pure.
— Bryan Baker, guitarist ( Me'shell Ndegeocello, Steps Ahead, Till Brönner)

Born into a musical family in Germany, Paul moved to Los Angeles to study music at the prestigious L.A. Music Academy right after finishing school in Germany. He studied with Ralph Humphrey,Joe Porcaro, Mike Shapiro, Dave Weckl and Mark Schulman amongst others. In L.A. Paul quickly made a name for himself playing with many of the greats such as John Pena, Russel Ferrante, Eric Marienthal, Gary Meek, Andy Suzuki, Carlitos del Puerto and guitar prodigy Bryan Baker. Furthermore, Paul worked as a drum department teacher at the L.A. Music Academy for 2 years and continues to teach until today in workshop, masterclass and drum clinic format as well as a band coach and private teacher. In 2007 Paul moved back to Europe and is now based in Copenhagen, Denmark and Hamburg, Germany. In 2009 he has joined the German Pop Act STANFOUR after receiving the call to record songs for their sophomore album “Rise and Fall” which went on to receive Gold. Since his relocation to Europe Paul has been an in demand studio and touring drummer in Germany in the Pop and Jazz scene. His drumming has been described as "musical, powerful, articulate and unique".


Paul has played and/or recorded with:

  • Stanfour
  • Kim Wilde
  • Rufus Miller
  • No Angels
  • Lutz Krajenski
  • Ingolf Burkhardt + Jazul
  • Wilhelm Tell Me
  • John Pena
  • Bryan Baker
  • John Cho
  • Lars Stalfors
  • Thomas Godoj


“Paul makes me proud to have taught him years ago. His time, articulation and power make him competitive. His musicality sets him apart. Now if only he could change his hair style…”
- Mark Schulman
Drummer, Author, Father (Pink, Foreigner, Cher, Destiny’s Child, Udo Lindenberg)
“Paul’s a very unique drummer who knows how to be musical. He can play something ultra complicated but also knows when to pull back and really lay it down.”
- Lars Stalfors
Producer, Engineer 
(Cold War Kids, The Mars Volta, Matt and Kim)
“Paul is one of the most powerful drummers I’ve ever met and played with. Sensitivity, ingenuity and exact timing combined with powerful playing and a great sound, that’s Paul. I always enjoy playing with him and having him in the studio.”
- Jörg Sander
Guitar Player, Producer
(Udo Lindenberg, Jan Delay, Nena, Tokiohotel, ……)
“I have had the pleasure of producing and recording with Paul. He is always ready to go, has a great disposition, is easy to work with and extremely versatile and gifted. I am also proud to call him my friend.”
- John Pena
Bass Player, Composer, Producer
(Nina Simone, Carlos Santana, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Chick Corea)

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