“Claudia Paige is a dynamic drummer who knows how to add passion to the music and make it sound unique, powerful, sensual and edgy.
--San Francisco Chronicle
Named in Sweden Rock Magazine and Sister Rock as one of the best 25 female drummers in the world
Claudia Paige is a highly-sought-after drummer who has played with premier musical artists of the 21st century, including Jerry Garcia, Linda Perry, Bonnie Raitt, Bo Diddley, Tito Puente, Hollis Gentry (Stanley Clarke), Ray White (Frank Zappa) and many more. She has shared the stage with BB King, Ben Harper, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pancho Sanchez, George Clinton, Tower of Power and more. Claudia has a very eclectic drumming style, incorporating hand drums from around the world into her drum kit. Raised on swampy funky blues and a love for music from around the world, Claudia weaves together world fusion rhythms, with a funky groove in her “solid in the pocket” feel to the music.
Claudia has over thirty years of experience in live performance, recording, musical theater, choirs and music scoring. She has been sponsored for international tours by the International Media for the German Consulate, the Cannes Film Festival and the United Nations and has performed in eleven countries and forty-eight of fifty states in the U.S. Claudia toured the country and co-composed percussion for the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a Tony-Award-winning theater company, for several years. She has also played drums and percussion for the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Claudia has creatively composed percussion parts for choirs in the San Francisco Bay Area, throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Styles ranges from traditional choral percussion to world percussion to Broadway and more.
Claudia is a published BMI artist as well as an independent recording artist. She has worked with many renowned recording studios, such as Motown Records, Capitol Records, Fantasy Records, Skywalker Sound, Lucas Films, the Record Plant and Russian Hill Recording. She has also appeared on television on Comedy Central, PBS and many local San Francisco stations. Claudia's drumming has even been used in indie and full feature films and she has created a catalog of original drum loops for DJs and more.
Claudia moved from the San Francisco Bay area to the Pacific Northwest in 2016. She quickly built a reputation and now plays regularly with several well-known bands and singers/songwriters. In addition, she is recording throughout the Pacific Northwest and continues to tour the world.