composer and trombonist from Evergreen, Colorado, who studied music with his
father, Dick Patterson, a bassist and trombonist. His other teachers included Dale Bruning, Tasso Harris, Dick McGee, Spike Robinson and
Ron Washington. He attended the
Denver where he
studied with David Caffey, Joe Docksey and Donald Keats. He furthered his education after
relocating to the Big Apple where he attended the BMI Jazz Composers’
Workshop with Manny Albam, Bob Brookmeyer and Jim McNeely.
whom he has worked include the Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra, Area 51, the Asuka Kakitani Jazz
Orchestra, Band of Bones, Bob Gillis’s Inner Ear Orchestra, the
Central City Opera, the Concordia Orchestra, Convergence, the Dean Bushnell
Orchestra, the Dennis Mackrel Big Band, the Earl
MacDonald Jazz Orchestra, the Gotham Jazz Orchestra, the Gotham Wind
Symphony, the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble, the Group Stories Quintet, the
JC Sanford Jazz Orchestra, the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Kimon & the Prophets, the Manhattan Bones, the
Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Newyorkestra, the New York Pops, Nobles of the Mystic
Shrine, Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia, the Ridgefield Symphony, the Schumacher/Sanford
Sound Assembly, Steely Dan, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and the
Westchester Jazz Orchestra.
Bushnell Orchestra played the Pinehurst Country Club and Turn of the
Century in 1978 and 1982, respectively.
September 2006, Bob Gillis’s Inner Ear Orchestra participated in Dale
Bruning Celebration Day at the Broomfield
Auditorium in Colorado.
accompanied Steely Dan at the Wells Fargo Theater in Denver on 29th October 2009.
June 2010, The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble kicked off the Bang on a Can
Marathon at the World Financial Center
in New York.
The JC Sanford
Orchestra gave the world premiere of Sanford’s
“Brooklyn Vignettes” at The Tea Lounge on 27th March
In January and
May 2012, Convergence accompanied Robert Gambarina
and Rene Marie, respectively, at Dazzle Jazz in the Mile High
Broadway credits include Annie, Anything Goes, 42nd Street,
Monty Python’s Spamalot and South
If you watch
carefully, you can catch a glimpse of him in the Woody Allen film Radio Days as a member of the band
that is accompanying Diane Keaton.
which he appears include: American Gotham by the Gotham Wind
Symphony; Bloom by the Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra;
Everything in Time by Wally
Dunbar; Frantic Antics by Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine; The Graham
Ashton Brass Ensemble Plays the Music of James Pugh and Daniel Schnyder; Happy
Songs by Audra McDonald; It’s
Only a Tune by Nanette Natal; Jazz
Improv, Vol. 8, No. 1; Kick It! by Lannie Garrett; Live
in Concert 2006 by Barbra Streisand; Morph the Cat by Donald Fagen; 90th Birthday Celebration
by Lionel Hampton; Quake by Mike Holober & the Gotham Jazz Orchestra; Roadhouse Party by Kimon & the Prophets; So Nice by Houston Person; 27
East by the Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra; Urban Soundscapes by Newyorkestra; Visions—Works
for Jazz Orchestra by the Earl MacDonald Jazz Orchestra; and, Where Have You Been? by Angel.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at the City College of New York, Jazz in
the Sangres, Mile High Jazz Camp, New York
University, Temple University and the College
of Music at the University of Colorado