Educate and entertain your audience
"Wonderful evening, everyone requested a return visit! You have found the perfect way to blend the educational/history aspect with your performance - genius!" -Librarian Cheryl C.
Above: A volunteer learns to play a vamp with the trio and sits in during a "Pennsylvania Piano" program
"My, but time seemed to fly by this afternoon while listening both to your commentaries and your beautiful jazz renditions of familiar melodies! It was an amazing program and your commentaries were interesting as well as educating."
-Concert Series Coordinator Jan B.
Designed for educational settings such as libraries, museums, lecture series, concert series, schools, and civic events, Patrick's educational concert programs are engaging, entertaining, and enlightening.
More than just a concert and lecture, Patrick's educational concerts are full multimedia presentations, with recorded historical examples, powerpoint presentations, and audience participation.
Virtual and in person programming options are available! See Patrick's list of available topics below, and click on more info to book!
Pennsylvania Piano: An In Depth Look At Our State's Most Influential Jazz Pianists
Explore PA's jazz piano legacy through this program, which features pieces from nine great pianists, in depth analysis, audience participation, and historical background.
Jazz's Female Singers: Ella, Sarah, Billie, and More
Learn about jazz's long history of incredible female vocalists, headlined by the big three of Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Crooners: The Music of Jazz's Male Singers
Especially popular with older adults, this program explores the life and music of some of jazz's biggest male vocal stars, including Sinatra, Armstrong, and more.
Jazz at the Movies
Hear Patrick and his group play songs from your favorite movies in this crowd favorite program. Available with a singer, this program is popular with kids and adults alike!
New Orleans: America's Most Important Musical City
Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with this program celebrating the diverse musical culture of New Orleans, the birthplace of American popular music.
Vince Guaraldi: The Man Behind "Peanuts"
Vince Guaraldi's "Peanuts" soundtracks are both endearing and brilliant. This program takes an in depth look at Guaraldi's illustrious career, "Peanuts" and beyond.
Bobby Timmons: Jazz's Most Underrated Pianist
An in depth exploration of the career, compositions, influences, and playing style of the great jazz pianist, Bobby Timmons.
Jazz and Folk: The Intersection of Two Oral Traditions
This jazz-folk crossover show explores the place of folk songs, children's songs, and spirituals in jazz. Filled with familiar melodies, this program is always a crowd pleaser.