Patrick Greene

Patrick Greene, guitarist/composer, has been bringing life to the San Francisco music scene for over twelve years. He also plays the guitar and composes. His groups are well-known for their ability to entertain, captivate and thrill audiences. Patrick’s compositions are a reflection of a deep appreciation for jazz history and its innovators. He also keeps an eye on the future. Greene has collaborated with many Bay Area Jazz legends and is a regular at some of the best venues in the region (see below). Greene’s warm sound, open mind and sense of humor have kept him in high demand. He can also play many styles. Greene was a musician in blues, jazz and funk bands in St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago and Los Angeles before he moved to San Francisco in 1992. He also spent time with St. Louis’ Reggae At Will. Patrick received a BA degree in Jazz Performance at Sonoma State University. He studied guitar with Sid Jacobs and Randy Vincent. He began working as a freelancer in the Bay Area while he was completing his degree. Soon, he was able to land a regular gig with Bishop Norman Williams, the great saxophonist. He also co-founded New Soil, a contemporary jazz group, with Noah Bloom, a New York-based trumpeter. Patrick has been an active performer in the Bay Area and music educator. Highlights include a performance for President Clinton and the release of his first CD. He also taught with Bruce Forman’s Jazz Masters Workshop. Patrick also made eight appearances at North Beach Jazz Festival and was a featured performer at the Great Hawaiian Jazz Festival. Greene’s music is a staple of the Bay Area’s scene. He has performed at many venues including: Bruno’s and Zebulon’s as well as Eastside West, Cafe Du Nord. Butterfly, Elbo Room. Jupiter, the SFMOMA, Rose Pistola and Claremont. Patrick has shared the stage with Eddie Marshall, Bishop Norman Williams and Donald Bailey. from

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