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Jazz drum student in performance in ensemble


Welcome to the jazz drums studio at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music!

Our curriculum focuses on preparing students to become a well-versed rhythm section player and soloist. Our students are well versed in all styles of Latin, jazz, pop, contemporary, funk and rock, including the odd-meter derivatives therein.

We also provide resources for students to become initmately familiar with the great lineage of the masters—past, present and future—who share our passion for being the driving energy and spirit of the groups.

Our students have the opportunity to express their talent with other outstanding musicians under the mentorship of a masterful faculty. We possess the tools and resources for our stduents to take their music to the next level of creativity. It is our honor, joy and determination to guide the jazz drums studio and provide a climate that will enable our students to succeed.

paul romaine

Paul Romaine

Paul Romaine began playing drums professionally at age 14. Romaine has led, recorded or performed with countless combinations of the Denver area’s best players and with internationally acclaimed artists such as Eddie Harris, Benny Golson and Robin Eubanks. During his association with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Romaine toured North America performing concerts and clinics. In between gigs, he studied jazz composition at the Lamont School of Music and, in 1991 received a degree in recording engineering from the University of Colorado. He serves as a mentor musician/clinician in several Denver area school districts and founded the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA), which offers a program for middle school and high school students from throughout the Denver metropolitan area to play together and study with professional musicians on a weekly basis. More