Pat Bianchi's newest recording “THREE” available Feb 9, 2024
Troy Roberts • Saxophone Colin Stranahan • Drums Pat Bianchi • Organ
A modern ambassador of the mighty Hammond B3, Grammy nominated organist Pat Bianchi demonstrates a deep knowledge of jazz-organ history yet draws from a wide range of other musical influences. The result is a unique and creative voice that acknowledges the tradition while looking beyond at the same moment.
His musical tenacity paved the way for 9 CD releases as a leader, extensive tours through out the United States and Europe, appearances at numerous jazz festivals and most recently opening for Steely Dan for 3 consecutive east coast tours. In addition to being a prolific bandleader Bianchi has appeared as a guest on over 30 recordings. The award winning organist has also enjoyed tenured membership in the bands of some of the most highly revered artists in jazz including; Pat Martino, Lou Donaldson, Joe Locke, Ralph Peterson Jr. and Chuck Loeb. With additional performance credits which include: Red Holloway, George Coleman, Terrace Martin, Mark Whitfield, Joey DeFrancesco, Roy Ayers, Terell Stafford, Dakota Staton, Javon Jackson, Tim Warfield and Alvin Queen among many others, Bianchi continues to be in high demand. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity and versatility are rivaled by few.
While maintaining an active performance schedule, Bianchi also teaches jazz organ at Berklee College of Music. He has been an integral author of curriculum for one of the first Hammond organ programs and official majors offered by an institution of higher education. You can also hear Pat on Sirius XM Radio where he hosts the weekly show “Organized” featuring the greats of Jazz organ.
Bianchi newest project We Three is inspired by organists Don Patterson and Joey DeFrancesco, who often performed in the trio setting with saxophone instead of guitar. Bianchi is joined by two time Grammy Nominated Saxophonist Troy Roberts who has performed with artists including: Joey DeFrancesco, Jeff Tain Watts, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Christian McBride, Sammy Figueroa, Billy Hart, Dave Douglas, and Kurt Elling and Colin Stranahan who is among the most sought-after drummers in the world working with such artists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, Fred Hersch, Terence Blanchard, Dave Kikoski, Kevin Hays, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter among others.