John Paris

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John Paris
Paris drumming with Earth, Wind, & Fire in 2010
Background information
Born 1968 (age 53–54)
Genres Funk, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, Saxophone
Years active 2001- current
Associated acts Earth, Wind, & Fire

John Paris (born 1968) is a drummer, saxophonist, arranger, songwriter and electric guitarist and since 2001 has been the drummer for the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Paris currently plays and endorses Drum Workshop Drums, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks and Sabian Cymbals.[1][2]

John has also composed and performed songs for the indie released Gruvdisciples, "Move It On" CD produced by Loud Sunday Music. He has also worked with Bob Dylan, Jimmy Cliff, Waymon Tisdale, Sheila E, Patti La Belle, Karyn White, The Dazz Band, and Eric Benet.


  1. Twitchell, Cleve (June 27, 2008). "Review: Earth, Wind and Fire are in their element at Britt". Mail Tribune. Retrieved 14 September 2013. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "John Paris Credits". Retrieved 13 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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