“Paul Langford is an exceptionally gifted musician, a friend and colleague for more than fifteen years. Paul is a multitalented musician who can bring everything to the table. He is a master of the keyboards, a gifted composer and arranger, and a talented vocalist as well. Paul is also an outstanding leader of people, knowing how to pull together a team of musicians and vocalist and create a sense of joy and camaraderie without ever sacrificing outstanding musical quality. Working with Paul is always a joy and the end result always deeply satisfying.
It has been my privilege over the years to be in orchestras conducted by Henry Mancini, Michel Legrand, Dave Grusin, John Williams, Alan Silvestri, and Michael Giacchino. Working with Paul is reminiscent of working with these great artists.
I recommend him wholeheartedly as composer, producer, vocal and instrumental arranger, as well as conductor and leader of people.”
Abraham Laboriel (Multi Grammy-winning bass player)
“Paul Langford has worked with me on many occasions and in multiple capacities: as a music director, pianist, contractor…I even asked him to jump in and sing with me once…in Spanish! . He’s always been incredibly professional, competent, knowledgable about the music and style, and has always delivered exactly what I needed for my performance.””
Heather Headley – Grammy and Tony Award Winner
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Paul as an arranger, a singer, and a pianist. His talent is effortless, and he is the consummate professional. He is acutely sensitive to the musicians around him, and approaches projects as a team player. In a field where it is often difficult to talk about exactly what is wanted and needed, Paul communicates clearly, keeping things fun and bringing out the best in the people around him. A great partner and a great guy.”
– Peter Rubardt
Conductor/Musical Director, Pensacola Symphony
“Arranger/producer Paul Langford has earned the utmost respect from instrumentalists and vocalists alike for his exceptional talent. He has a unique combination of musical and personal skills which guarantee a great product. Whether singing, playing, arranging, directing or producing in the studio, he brings a wonderful combination of professionalism, warmth, musicality and good humor to every project. He makes it look easy.”
– Bob Bowker
Veteran Chicago studio singer, producer, author, conductor and arranger.
“It’s not that common to meet a person who is a gifted musician and arranger, and at the same time a person you love to hang with. Paul is all of those and much more to me. I count him as a true and great friend.”
Drummer for such artists as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders, George Benson, Boz Scaggs, Henry Mancini, Lee Ritenour, Andrae Crouch, Michel Colombier and many others.
Spectrasonics drum loops digital editor and player, producer/arranger/songwriter.
“Incredible singer, excellent arranger, does what he says he’ll do. Thoroughly, meticulously.”
– Paul Iams
Leader/founder “The Caroling Party” and “AcRock”
“Paul Langford arranged a medley of “Autumnal” favorites for the Cherry Creek Chorale (Denver area). After giving him a few ideas and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the group, he wrote an elegant, satisfying, and rewarding arrangement that the Chorale really enjoys. Paul is a real pro, and a dream to work with. He sticks to deadlines and is a professional AND an artist. I heartily recommend him to you!”
– Brian Leatherman
– Vocal/General Music Specialist, Pine Lane Intermediate School
– Artistic Director and Conductor, The Cherry Creek Chorale
– Vice-President, Rocky Mountain Chapter-American Orff-Schulwerk Association
– Member, Douglas County School District Music Curriculum Council
“The smartest decision I ever made was to use Paul Langford as a producer/arranger/keyboard player/singer for my recent CD. He is the consummate professional and I strongly recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone to oversee their project. He will exceed any and all expectations!”
– Bryan Harden, Director of Music, River Of Life Church, Elk River, MN
– Former music director Voices of Liberty (Epcot) and Disney Cruise Lines
“Paul is a brilliant arranger, singer and keyboard player. Orchestral, big band, straight ahead rhythm section, a cappella vocal group, choir: he shines as an arranger. Put simply, Paul is easily the most talented all-around musician that I’ve ever had the privilege of working with”
– Stephen Claybrook
Music Director, Crosspointe Church, Cary, NC
“Paul is one of those rare musicians that has a knack for hearing what his role is in a rhythm section. He uses tasteful chord voicings with a great feel. He’s my first call for keys whenever I’m in the Chicago area. Oh yeah, he’s a ridiculous singer, too!”
– Tommy Walker
International Recording Artist and Song Writer
“Paul has the rare ability to make rich and meaningful music across an extremely diverse range of styles and contexts. His blend of highly developed skills in both the vocal and instrumental arenas is remarkable. He is highly competent in both of those areas as producer, arranger and performer”
– Todd Hiller
Music Director, Waterside Church, Wheaton, IL.