Bassist, composer, producer, vocalist, and educator Paul Beaudry is a San Francisco native now residing in New York. Since relocating to New York in early 2001, Beaudry has toured worldwide as a sideman with Steve Turre, Wycliffe Gordon, Allan Harris, Winard Harper and Eric Lewis and also performed in concerts or on recordings with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Grady Tate, Jimmy Cobb, Charlie Persip, Frank Wess, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Roy Hargrove, Johnny O’Neal, Bruce Barth and Dave Valentine. He has toured in over 25 countries and is the leader of the quartet Paul Beaudry & Pathways which in 2010 released its self-titled debut on Dancing Spirit Records and its follow up release Americas on Soundkeeper Recordings in 2012. The group was chosen for a 2010 Latin America tour and a 2011 Central Asia tour for The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program co-sponsored by Jazz At Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. On tour they travel as U.S. cultural jazz ambassadors giving concerts and workshops to diverse audiences of all ages. Beaudry is also currently on faculty at the Teachers College at Columbia University.