The Best In British Jazz
Over the past several years, alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius has emerged as an exciting and dynamic new voice in the New York jazz scene. An instrumental virtuoso who counts Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Wayne Shorter, Claude Debussy, and Peter Gabriel among his influences, Patrick has made a name for himself as "a bold and gifted sax player" (All About Jazz) and a composer of "dusky elegance" (JazzTimes). His performing experience includes established venues such as The Blue Note, The Monterey Jazz Festival, and The Kennedy Center, as well as some of New York's most popular "underground" clubs, like The Jazz Gallery, Fat Cat, The 55 Bar, and Smalls. He cut his teeth performing in his native San Antonio while still in high school, before attending both Berklee College of Music and The Manhattan School of Music on full scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies. Patrick won the Young Jazz Composer Award from the American Society for Composers and Performers three years in a row, and was described as "a new American name to watch" by JazzWise Magazine. His solo recording debut, Lucid Dream, features some of the most exciting talents on the New York jazz scene today: Aaron Parks, Kendrick Scott, Nick Vagenas, Gretchen Parlato, and Sean Conly.