John Patitucci

Acoustic and electric bassist John Patitucci has been at the
forefront of the jazz world for the last 30+ years and active in
all styles of music. He is a 4-time Grammy award winner, has
been nominated over twenty times and has played on many
other Grammy award-winning recordings. He has performed
and/or recorded with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie,
Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Stan Getz,
Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Michael
Brecker, Kenny Garrett, Victor Feldman, Nancy Wilson and
countless others. John has also performed and/or recorded
with pop artists such as Natalie Cole, John Mayer, Alicia
Keys, Joni Mitchell, Bono, Sting, Norah Jones, James Taylor,
Carole King and Paul Simon.


He has been active as a composer with sixteen solo recordings
of his own and has been commissioned to write for various
chamber music groups. John has performed as a soloist with
the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian National
Symphony, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Trondheim
Symphony of Norway, the St. Louis Symphony and the
London Symphony Orchestra. In early 2020, John’s
composition, a protest piece entitled Hypocrisy, was
premiered in Toronto and performed by the Royal
Conservatory Orchestra, along with Danilo Perez, Brian Blade
and Mr. Patitucci.


After touring with the award-winning Wayne Shorter Quartet
for over 20 years, John continues to tour with his own
projects, including the John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet,
his Brazilian Trio, Children of the Light Trio, and a special
collaboration with the Harlem String Quartet as a composer
and a performer. John’s 16th recording, a solo bass album
entitled Soul of the Bass was released in 2019, and a remixed
and remastered version of his Brazilian trio record, Irmãos de
Fé, was released in 2020. Mr. Patitucci composed his first film
score for a documentary entitled Chicago America’s Hidden
War, which was released in May of 2021. In 2022, John
released an album that resulted from a 2021 tour of Italy with
saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Brian Blade, entitled
Live in Italy.

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