Grammy nominated organist, winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 rising star poll and Hot House magazine’s 2019 poll, Pat Bianchi has established himself as one of the premier organists on the international scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity and versatility are rivaled by few. Bianchi has had the honor of being a long time member of jazz guitar icon, Pat Martino’s trio and also performed with NEA Jazz Master and saxophone legend, Lou Donaldson’s quartet for a number of years as well.
Born in Rochester New York, Bianchi comes from a musically gifted family. He began playing organ at the age of 7 and was playing his first professional gigs by the age of 11. While in grade school, he enrolled in The Eastman School of Music’s preparatory program for piano and music theory while at the same time being mentored by numerous musicians in the Rochester music scene. Bianchi continued his studies at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and is now a member of the faculty at this prestigious college.
While having the honor to perform with such greats as: Red Holloway, Terell Stafford, Peter Bernstein, Chuck Loeb, Dakota Staton, Ralph Peterson, Tim Warfield, George Benson and many others, Bianchi has released six CD’s as a leader and is also a featured artist on over 30 recordings. His newest release, “In The Moment” rose to #1 on the Jazzweek Radio Charts and features an array of guests including Pat Martino, Kevin Mahogany, Joe Locke, Peter Bernstein, Paul Bollenback, Byron Landham, Carmen Intorre, Jr.
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