Paula Atherton has dramatically emerged as a major player on the contemporary jazz and pop music scene. New York-based Atherton has opened for the likes of Chuck Loeb, Patti Austin, Tito Puente and saxophonist Najee. In 2004 her debut CD ‘Let Me Inside Your Love’ made its mark on the national contemporary jazz charts, and in 2006 a cut from this album, ‘I Long For Your Love’ was included on the compilation ‘Ladies of Jazz,’ which also featured Natalie Cole, Candy Dulfer and Eliane Elias.
Paula is also no stranger to the television and film world, work includes appearances with Michael Bolton on the ‘Today’ show, Good Morning America, the Rachel Ray show and as bandleader for the Lifetime network show, ‘Girl’s Night Out’. In addition, Paula wrote the score for the independent film ‘The Definition of Insanity’ and co-wrote the featured love song for the romantic comedy “Rum and Coke,” which premiered August 1999 at the Urban World Film Festival.
Paula has toured extensively doing club dates and festival performances throughout the world, including Japan, Monte Carlo, Portugal, Canada, and the U.S. Paula also had the honor of playing with jazz legend Hank Jones at the Blue Note NYC for a week long engagement. Paula’s last release,”Groove with Me” charted on the contemporary jazz charts, as well as FMQB a/c. Paula’s current release, “Enjoy the Ride” includes guests guitarist Nick Colionne, and trumpeter Cindy Bradley.