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Claudia Paige, drummer on the bluffs in Mendocino

Claudia Paige


“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, Taj Mahal, George Clinton, Booker T & the M.Gs, Green Day, Papa Wembe, Bob Weir, Boz Scaggs, 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 & The Berkeley Repertory Theater. 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 published BMI artist as well as an independent recording artist. She has worked in many renowned recording studios, such as Motown Records, Capitol Records, Fantasy Studios, Skywalker Sound, Lucas Films, The Record Plant and Russian Hill Recording. She has appeared on television on Comedy Central, PBS, and many local San Francisco stations. Claudia's drumming and music compositions has been used in indie and full feature films and she has created a catalog of original drum loops and music compositions for DJs, filmmakers and sound designers. 

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 singer/songwriters. In addition, she is recording throughout the Pacific Northwest and continues to tour the world.  



Claudia Paige, Claudia The Drummer
Claudia Paige drumming


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