"Pat Bianchi is more than a disciple of the great organ players we've known over years. He is a monster player and a creative master with a unique voice of his own" - Monty Alexander
Grammy nominated organist Pat Bianchi, winner of Downbeat Magazine’s rising star jazz organist poll and Hot House magazine’s 2019 poll is fresh off the road after opening for Steely Dan for the 3rd year. His performance credits with legendary musicians include: Red Holloway, George Coleman, Mark Whitfield, Roy Ayers, Terell Stafford, Dakota Staton, Javon Jackson, Lou Donaldson, Chuck Loeb, Ralph Peterson Jr. and Tim Warfield, among many others. 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.
Prolific and heartfelt, Bianchi’s 2021 LP release on Savant Records presents the soundtrack of so many of our souls: The music of Stevie Wonder. Pat’s unique B3 arrangements transcend the anxious hum of today’s headlines and newsfeeds to inspire and revive a weary planet.
Bianchi’s new record Something To Say comes on the heels of his 2019 record release In the Moment, which rose to #1 on the Jazzweek Radio Charts and featured a star-studded lineup including Pat Martino, Kevin Mahogany and vibraphonist Joe Locke, all with whom he’s toured extensively. His eight albums as bandleader, together with over 30 credits as a featured sideman and his Grammy nomination, have solidified Bianchi’s place as a giant of today’s Jazz organ.
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.