John Patitucci

Born: December 22, 1959    Primary Instrument: Bass

John Patitucci

Born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, John Patitucci began playing the electric bass at age ten. John began composing and performing at age 12. At age 15, he began to play the acoustic bass and at age 16 began the piano. He quickly moved from playing soul and rock to blues, jazz and classical music. His eclectic tastes caused him to explore all types of music as a player and a composer. John studied classical bass at San Francisco State University and Long Beach State University. In 1980, he continued his career in Los Angeles as a studio musician and a jazz artist.

As a studio musician, John has played on countless albums with artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Was Not Was, Dave Grusin, Natalie Cole, Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah, Sting, and Carly Simon. In 1986, John was voted by his peers in the studios as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences MVP (Most Valuable Player) on acoustic bass....
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Selected Discography

John Patitucci, Remembrance (Concord, 2009)
Jack DeJohnette, Music We Are (Golden Beams, 2009)
John Patitucci, Line By Line (Concord, 2006)
Wayne Shorter, Beyond the Sound Barrier (Verve, 2005)
Hank Jones, The Great Jazz Trio, S'Wonderful, (441 Records, 2005)
Chick Corea, To the Stars (Stretch, 2004)
John Patitucci, Songs, Stories Spirituals (Concord, 2003)
Wayne Shorter, Footprints Live! (Verve, 2002)
Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall (Verve, 2002)
Roy Haynes/ Danilo Perez/ John Patitucci, Trio (Verve, 2000)
John Patitucci, Imprint (Concord, 2000)
John Patitucci, Now (Concord, 1998)
John Patitucci, One More Angel (Concord, 1997)
John Patitucci, Sketchbook, (GRP, 1990)
John Patitucci, John Patitucci, (GRP, 1988)

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