Grammy-Award nominated organist, winner of Downbeat Magazine's 2019 poll, Pat Bianchi has established himself as one of the premiere organists on the international scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity and versatility are rivaled by few. Bianchi has had the honor of being a longtime member of Jazz guitar icon Pat Martino's trio, and for years also performed with NEA Jazz Master and saxophone legend Lou Donaldson and the Lou Donaldson Quartet.
Pat has released eight albums as leader, and is also a featured artist on over 30 additional albums and recordings. Building on the success of his 2015 recording A Higher Standard, his 2019 release In the Moment rose to #1 on the JazzWeek Radio Charts and features an array of guests including Pat Martino, Kevin Mahogany, Joe Locke, Peter Bernstein, Paul Bollenbock, Byron Landham, and Carmen Intorre, Jr. Pat briefly steps away from his straight-ahead roots on his 2021 release Something to Say: The Music of Stevie Wonder, with arrangements layered with remarkable detail.
Pat not only continues to collaborate, tour and record with many well-known musicians, he is also active and in demand as a master educator. Pat has been on faculty at Temple University (Philadelphia) and Queens College (New York City) and is currently on faculty at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA).
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