I have found my voice using Theo’s mouthpieces. To me, there is not a better choice in terms of playability, flexibility, and tone. Every single mouthpiece that I have played from Theo, has played like a dream, It was hard to make my first choice in which model I wanted to play, they are all so good.
Patrick began music at an early age by singing in community choirs and taking piano lessons. At the age of 11 Patrick picked up the saxophone and hasn’t put it down. Winning top honors in school year after year, Patrick’s dedication to practice kept him standing out in the crowd. Patrick went into college right after high school and began studying music. While he was in college, he was asked to go on tour with 5X Grammy Award® Winning Little Joe y La Familia (The pioneer of the Tejano Music Sound). Patrick toured with Little Joe for a few years and during that time was able to perform with and share the stage with many notable artists such as Tierra, The Latin Breed, Mark Chestnut, The Bellamy Brothers, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. As a Jazz artist Patrick has played with the likes of Dave Weckl, Kevin Mahogany, Eric Marienthal, and Peter Erskine. Patrick decided that he wanted to finish college, so he resigned his position with Little Joe and pursued his degree in Music Education, and ultimately earning his Masters in Saxophone Performance. Patrick has taught school band and jazz in Texas for fifteen years and taught at the University of Texas at Brownsville for a year, filling in for a professor on sabbatical. It was during that time that Patrick began performing a lot again, he was playing 7 shows over 6 days every week. That’s about the time he knew that performing is what the heart needed. It wasn’t very long after that that Patrick underwent an emergency open-heart surgery. Many things changed for Patrick at this time, but his musical drive was stronger than ever, and he recovered very well. He spent a few months at home recovering and soon began playing again. Soon after Patrick was ready to go into the studio and contacted friend and fellow saxophonist Darren Rahn and together, they crafted Patrick’s debut Smooth Jazz Single “Small Talk”. Small Talk hit the airways on January of 2016 and was released by Trippin N’ Rhythm Records. “Small Talk” did well on radio, eventually peaking at #21 on the Billboard Charts. Patrick’s full album is in the works and will follow and is going to put a smile on your heart!
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Q:What is your internal experience when you feel REALLY connected to the music?
A:When I am REALLY connected to the music I feel an energy surge throughout my body that keeps me coming back for more.
- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
- University of Texas at Pan American
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