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Joe Donofrio

With 60 years experience as a musician, manager, promoter and producer, Joseph Donofrio is  an Award winning music producer with 12 Grammy nominations & 6 Grammy Awards. Educated at Youngstown State University (’67), Artistic Director & VP of South Jersey Jazz Society, 25 year member of NARAS, and BMI, Joseph Donofrio is an in demand Music and Entertainment Consultant, with clients both domestic and international.

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Jazz Organist Pat Bianchi is Available for Bookings: 2022/2023

Pat Bianchi’s new release on Savant Records: Something to Say – The Music of Stevie Wonder features his current organ trio with guitarist Paul Bollenback and drummer Byron Landham.

Pat Bianchi has created and recreated stunning performances of Stevie Wonder’s songs in mind boggling interpretations and arrangements. I especially enjoyed “Go Home” and “Superstition” with dynamite saxophone player Wayne Escoffery, the straight out swinging and grooving interpretation of “Isn’t She lovely”, and the up tempo fire and brimstone arrangement of “Just Calling”.  Pat Bianchi is more than a disciple of the great organ players we know of over the many years. He is a monster player and a unique creative master with a different approach. His own special talent combined with the experiences he derived from having worked with the incredible Pat Martino for many years has brought him to being one of the great voices of today on the Hammond B3 organ. Congratulations Pat on a great collection of Stevie Wonder songs! I think Stevie himself would appreciate this tribute to his incredible music. — Monty Alexander

“Bianchi’s deep knowledge of jazz organ history continues to inform his own voice. While he is a proponent of the classic jazz organ trio sound, he’s not confined by it.” — Downbeat Magazine

The Grammy Nominated organist is a strong contributor to the legacy of the Hammond B3. Bianchi who has been described by his peers as virtuosic, has performed with many musical icons including: Pat Martino, Lou Donaldson, Chuck Loeb, Red Holloway, Joe Locke & Mark Whitfield.

 

Voted best Jazz Organist in the 2019 NYC Hot House readers poll
Winner of Downbeat’s 2016 critics poll.

  • From a trio to a larger ensemble Pat Bianchi can do it all.  His current trio features drummer Byron Landham and guitarist Paul Bollenback.
  • Bianchi is also available for masterclasses, having taught students at the Eastman School of Music and currently on the faculty at Berklee School of Music.  A master class program is available that can be scheduled adjacent to scheduled tour dates to increase exposure for the concerts.
  • Bianchi gets return bookings, playing repeatedly at prestigious venues such as the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Chris’ Jazz Club in Philadelphia, The Orpheum Theater in Boston along with Birdland, The Jazz Standard and 55 Bar in New York City.
  • Bianchi and his trio have been the regular opening group for Steely Dan on their nationwide appearances, making them hundreds of new fans who are now eager to hear Bianchi at his own gigs.

Pat Bianchi’s Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify

Listen to some of Something to Say – The Music of Stevie Wonder on Soundcloud and the full album here.

See and hear Pat Bianchi talk about his new recording on YouTube

Hardcopy upon request

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