Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, Pat is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer and
arranger, as well as a highly respected studio musician. If you watch television, listen to the
radio, or go to the movies, you have heard Pat and some form of his music.! !
Pat has toured Japan, South America, Europe and the U.S. with such artists as Michael
McDonald, Carmen McCrae, Olivia Newton John, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Woody Herman and
many others. Pat has recorded with many artists including Natalie Cole, Trisha Yearwood, Ernie
Watts, Carmen McCrae, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Kenny Rogers, Travis Tritt, Peter Cetera,
Woody Herman, Scott Henderson, and Michael McDonald. His talent spans the musical
spectrum of jazz, pop, R&B, gospel, and country.! !
Living now in Nashville TN, Pat continues his successful career composing, recording,
performing, producing, arranging and teaching. He has composed, produced and performed on
hundreds of underscores heard on a variety of media all over the world. Pat taught jazz piano,
combos, and improvisation at Middle Tennessee State University, and was an Associate
Professor of Jazz Studies at the University Of North Texas.! !
Pat has recorded six solo jazz albums of his own, the third one being a collaboration with Lyle
Mays. “True North” and his new album “Birdhouse” are available at,
and I-Tunes. Pat is currently on tour with Michael McDonald, and makes numerous
appearances with his own group. Pat is currently working on a new release of his original