Paul Perrilles is a professional musician based in Chicago, IL. Paul found his passion for drums at a very young age. The drums have been his family for 3 generations, and he picked up the drumsticks just like his father and grandfather did before him.

Using his sticks and his imagination, Paul is able to blend together a variety of musical genres to fit into any style he is playing in the moment. He has performed with many bands playing different genres from jazz, folk, rock, funk, and R&B. Paul has shared the stage with Lenard Simpson, Adam Larson, Reggie Thomas, Geof Bradfield, Art Davis, Kavi Naidu, Foster and the Fellowship, Disconnect Reconnect, and Fareed Haque. 


In addition to his role as a sideman, Paul is now pursuing a new musical endeavor called The Perrilles Project. The purpose of this group is to produce emotional genuineness within each listener. 

“The first duty of love is to listen.” Paul Tillich

The Perrilles Project was formed while Paul was still in high school. Seeing that there were little performance opportunities around him, he decided to make his own. Paul wrote his own tunes, organized the formations of his ensemble, and scheduled performances as often as possible. 

The Perrilles Project has performed at several notable clubs and performance spaces such as: The Jazz Estate (Milwaukee, WI), Fulton Street Collective, Bourbon on Division (Chicago, IL), Cafe Coda (Madison, WI), Nightshop (Bloomington, IL), and the Iron Post (Champaign, IL). This band released their first EP in July 2018, which can be found on bandcamp:

Paul maintains an active performance and teaching schedule. He is available for performance inquiries, private lessons (in person or virtual), and masterclasses. Please message this email address for any questions: Thank you!