INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SERIES
From New York
Pat Bianchi Trio
OCTOBER 7, 2017
TICKETS - MEMBERS $22, GUESTS $26
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM
Pat Bianchi - Hammond organ
Sanah Kadoura - drums
Paul Bollenback - guitar
Grammy nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine's 2016
Rising Star poll, Pat Bianchi has established himself as one of the
premier organists on the international scene today. His command of
the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity and versatility
are rivaled by few.
His most recent release "A Higher Standard", featuring Byron Landham and Craig Ebner, exemplifies Bianchi's superiority and finesse in the organ trio setting, bringing jazz standards to a completely 'higher' level.
When Pat is not leading his own trio, he performs regularly with jazz guitar icon Pat Martino and also continues to perform with NEA Jazz Master and saxophone legend Lou Donaldson.
Originally from Rochester, New York, Bianchi began playing organ at the age of seven and was playing his first professional gigs by the age of eleven. Pat was mentored by numerous musicians on the Rochester music scene and graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Piano Performance from the Berklee College of Music.
He has performed with such greats as Red Holloway, Terell Stafford, Peter Bernstein, Dakota Staton, Ralph Peterson, Tim Warfield, George Benson and many others. Bianchi has released six CDs as a leader and is also a featured artist on over 30 recordings.
For his Yardbird Suite debut, Pat Bianchi will be joined by the great guitarist Paul Bollenback (who appeared here in 2010 with Joey DeFrancesco) and Calgary native Sanah Kadoura on drums.
irreplaceable sound of the Hammond B3, nicely shaped by Bianchi's
fresh approach, strongly contributes to a sense of modernism steeped
in tradition. Bianchi, a devotee of Joey DeFrancesco as a youngster,
has established his own voice as an organist - something not easily
done - and gives ample evidence why many regard him as the next big
thing on that venerable instrument."