Paul Christian DeLoria
A native of upstate New York, Paul DeLoria would make his mark in the Rochester area at a very young age. Winning every local talent contest with his original piano pieces and taking first chair positions in all-state ensembles on the saxophone, it would be when Paul hit the club circuit that people would really be shocked. His first original group ,The Banchees, played the New York area sharing the stage with members of Spyro Gyra, and other well known upstate New York jazz groups. Leaving New York in 1995 with a degree in Music, Paul went on to Nashville to pursue a degree in Recording Engineering at Middle Tennessee State. In Nashville he would meet jazz pianist Walt Scott and form the group Freedom Jazz Planet. This Group toured the Nashville region with guest artists from all areas including Nioshi Jackson, and Reggie Wooten of the Wooten Brothers. Jamming in Nashville clubs with members of Take Six, Joseph Wooten of the Steve Miller Band, Jack Pierson, JD Blair (Drummer for Shania Twain), and Keith Horne (Bassist for Trisha Yearwood). Soaring on the blues scene with recording artists Big Mike and The Bootie Pappas, Paul would end up on several Gospel, Blues, and Jazz recordings and Nashville television spots including a stint with the Blues Brothers for the opening of the new stadium in town. Storming the live club scene with his fiery sax style and his upfront stage presence, Paul made a name for himself becoming the focus of any group he was part of. Finishing a bachelors degree in the Recording Industry from Middle Tennessee, Paul eventually toured around the east and ended up back in the Rochester area. Releasing his first album Nashville Horizon in 2000 Paul enjoyed regional success as a performer in several upstate New York bands and productions. From 2002-present, his original group Hard Logic has found their own niche and have been performing in many major festival in the region and the Rochester area. Hard Logic won first place in the Jazz category in the Billboard World Songwriting competition in 2008. Since its inception in 2002 the group has released three full length albums and continue to work in the studio.