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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: February 24, 1964

Pat Mallinger was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and began playing the saxophone when he was 11. He received his Jazz Studies degree from North Texas State University on a “One O'clock Lab Band” Scholarship. He lived and performed in Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, and Japan, before establishing Chicago as his home in 1990. He is a co-leader of Sabertooth which has been the mainstay band at the Green Mill Lounge each Saturday night since 1992. He is also heard around Chicago performing with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Bobby Lewis Quintet, Art Hoyle Quintet, and the Pat Mallinger Quartet to name a few. Pat performs concerts and festivals nationally and internationally both as a band leader and side man. Pat has been the saxophone mentor in the Ravinia Jazz Mentor Program founded by Ramsey Lewis since its inception in 1994. Through that outreach program he mentors city youth through jazz performance and clinics within Chicago Public High Schools. He also teaches in a similar capacity as a Jazz Mentor in Chicago Public schools in the Louis Armstrong Legacy Project and Celebration program created by Jon Faddis, Columbia College, and Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Pat is on the faculty as Jazz Saxophone Instructor at the Music Institute of Chicago....
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Monday Prayer To Tunkashila, “A Stunning debut by any measure”

Chicago Tribune:November 1997

“Mallinger measures up to jazz’s very best. This self produced C.D. is first-rate.”

St. Paul Pioneer Press:

“Not Only do his solos exhibit a thorough understanding of America’s Art form but his knowledge becomes especially visible through his exceptional writing and arranging skills. Each Mallinger composition shows remarkable craftsmanship!”

Saxophone Journal: Feb. 1999

Sabertooth Live at the Green Mill g “Along with heat and energy, Sabertooth offers real mastery of the harmonic and rhythmic richness of modern jazz…”

Chicago Jazz Institute:

“Dragon Fish brings the listener into the this conversation, which glows among the best of sax/piano dialogues, and highlights not only Mallinger’s versatility on tenor, alto, soprano and flute but his compositional eclecticism as well...

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Primary InstrumentSaxophone

LocationChicago, IL

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundPat has been the saxophone mentor in the Ravinia Jazz Mentor Program founded by Ramsey Lewis since its inception in 1994. Through that outreach program he mentors city youth through jazz performance and clinics within Chicago Public High Schools. He also teaches in a similar capacity as a Jazz Mentor in Chicago Public schools in the Louis Armstrong Legacy Project and Celebration program created by Jon Faddis, Columbia College, and Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Pat is on the faculty as Jazz Saxophone Instructor at the Music Institute of Chicago.

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Music

Featured recording “Elevate”

Elevate

Self Produced
2014
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    Elevate

    Self Produced
    2014
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    Home on Richmond

    Self Produced
    2011
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    Dragon Fish

    Chicago Sessions
    2010
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