Paul Valdiviez’s musical career began in Omaha, Nebraska. He played percussion in the NMEA All-State Orchestra his junior year and drumset/ vibraphone in the NMEA All-State Jazz Band his senior year. He studied percussion at Capital University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Technology in 2009. While at Capital, Paul played in several diverse ensembles, including Jazz Percussion Ensemble, Orchestra, Chamber Percussion Ensemble, and Rock Band. He has studied jazz piano with Mark Flugge privately and classical piano under Pam Fusselman. Paul is currently actively involved in the Columbus music scene, playing with Banana Bag Groove, in which he plays guitar, steel pan, and sings.