John Patitucci

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 four-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, 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. 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 John.

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. John composed his first film score for a documentary entitled Chicago America’s Hidden War, which was released in May of 2021. His latest album, Live in Italy, featured saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Brian Blade. John sailed with us last year and we’re happy to have him back aboard.

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