Jazz Organist Pat Bianchi, has quickly become recognized as one of the
rising stars of the Hammond B3. Performances around the world with such
notable musicans as Alvin Queen, Javon Jackson, Mark Whitfield, Lou
Donaldson, Joey DeFrancesco and Peter Bernstein, among many others, have
helped to highlight this young jazz organists resume.
residing in Denver CO, Pat spends his time teaching jazz piano and other
classes at University of Colorado at Boulder, touring Europe with
various bands and often performing in Denver.
You can learn more
about Pat, hear his music, see photos of him with various artists and
find out where to see him play next at his website, www.patbianchi.com.
Contact us regarding booking information about Pat Bianchi.
Inspired by Joey DeFrancesco and, like
every organist, by Jimmy Smith, Pat Bianchi plays very much in their two
This set teams him with guitarist Mark Whitfield (who spent a period playing
with Smith) and with DeFrancesco's longtime drummer, Byron Landham. To try
something a little different, Bianchi recorded eight songs that are not
associated with organists and in most cases were probably never recorded
previously by an organist.
The modern jazz classics, which include
songs by Bobby Hutcherson, John Coltrane ("Straight Street"), Jimmy Heath,
and Bill Evans, all adapt themselves well to this soul-jazz setting,
particularly "Gingerbread Boy" and Ernie Wilkins' exciting "Dizzy's
Fans of the Hammond B-3 organ now have another hero in
Pat Bianchi. East Coast Roots is an excellent example of his artistry.
Scott Yanow, All Music Guide