What’s Hot With Jazz Guitar: Pat Kelley

I first heard Pat live at Spazios here earlier this year. He is a very accomplished player with prodigious technique and a very musical style.

We have become ‘hang out’ buddies at John Pisano’s Guitar Night as we are both part of a small crew of LA guitar players that like to show up regularly to support our fellow jazz guitarists. Pat Kelley is playing Spazios (Sherman Oaks, Ca) once again on November 6 at John Pisano’s Guitar Night (featuring, of course, Pat Kelley with John Pisano, Ernest Tibbs, and John Ferraro). If you are in the Los Angeles area, don’t miss it…

From Pat’s Online Bio:

Los Angeles guitarist Pat Kelley has recorded seven CD’s as a leader, toured in more than thirty countries, worked as a studio guitarist on more than 2,000 sessions for records, television, and motion pictures, and composed nearly a hundred songs that have been commercially recorded.

In addition to working with George Benson, Tom Scott, David Benoit, Dave Brubeck, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Richard Elliot, Dave Koz, Al Jarreau, B. B. King, Ronnie Laws, Hubert Laws, Jose Feliciano, Eric Marienthal, and Burt Bacharach, Pat played guitar for several years on the Merv Griffin, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Carol Burnette Shows and has performed with symphony orchestras in San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Tulsa, Denver, San Antonio, and Toledo.

Pat currently holds a teaching position in the Studio/Jazz Guitar Department at the University of Southern California while continuing his busy schedule as a guitarist, composer, producer, and engineer.

Check out Pat’s website: http://www.patkelley.com/

And check out Pat’s CDs (with onlime sound clips) http://www.patkelley.com/jukebox/

Doc Dosco is a jazz guitarist, composer and audio consultant living in Los Angeles, CA. His website is located at http://www.docdosco.com, where you can find more information on the ‘What’s Hot in Jazz Guitar’ columns, audio clips of Doc’s playing, and many additional features. Doc plays Heritage guitars and endorses the new Pignose Valve Tube Amps — great for jazz (and anything else!)

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