Paul Bollenback (born June 6, 1959, Hinsdale, Illinois) is a jazz guitarist who has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Joan Rivers, and Good Morning America. He has performed with Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Arturo Sandoval, Joey DeFrancesco, Stanley Turrentine, Scott Ambush, and Della Reese. He is cited as a guitarist who uses modern quartal harmony.
Freddie Grigson and Paul Bollenback
Paul lived in India with his family when he was 11. After three years, the family returned to the U.S. and Paul began listening to rock music. He put down his nylon-string guitar and picked up an electric. He cites his discovery of Miles Davis as a pivotal moment in his life. He attended the University of Miami. In 1997, he began teaching at American University. Since 2005 Paul has visited Perth 3 or 4 times and has formed a special friendship with Ellington Club owner Graham Wood.