Paul gained recognition as a member of the Pat Metheny Group from 1983 until 2001, leaving the group to spend more time with his family and to pursue other musical interests.

In recent years, Wertico has continued to tour and perform around the world, as well as around the Chicago metropolitan area, where he is based.

He has also been a prolific recording artist, being featured on numerous CDs and DVDs.
The 2013 Wertico Cain & Gray recording, entitled Sound Portraits, won "Best Live Performance Album" in the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards (2014).

Paul Wertico. 

Drummer and Professor of Jazz 

at Roosevelt University