In December 1995, Paul was one of eight pianists invited to perform at a "Rent Party and Jazz Piano Cutting Contest" benefitting the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored by Borders Books & Music of Washington, DC, the Party also featured Marian McPartland, Stanley Cowell, Barbara Carroll, Kenny Werner, Charles Covington, William Knowles and Louis Scherr.
Paul has also played for receptions in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; in formal dining rooms like the John Hay (Hay-Adams Hotel), the Willard Room (Willard Inter-Continental Hotel), the Bombay Club, and City Club of Washington; in first-class hotel lounges such as the Fairfax Bar at the Ritz-Carlton and the Garden Terrace at the Four Seasons; at the French, German, Italian and Russian embassies; and in some very elegant residences . . . including that of the Vice President of the United States.