Pat Bianchi

Associate Professor
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A Grammy-nominated organist, winner of DownBeat’s 2016 rising star poll, and winner of Hot House magazine’s 2019 poll, Pat Bianchi has established himself as one of the premier organists on the international scene. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity, and versatility are rivaled by few. Bianchi has been a longtime member of jazz guitar icon Pat Martino’s trio, and also performed with NEA Jazz Master and saxophone legend Lou Donaldson and his quartet for a number of years, as well.

Bianchi has performed with such greats as Red Holloway, Terell Stafford, Peter Bernstein, Chuck Loeb, and Dakota Staton. He has released six CDs as a leader and is a featured artist on more than 30 recordings. His newest release, In the Moment, rose to no. 1 on the Jazzweek Radio Charts and features an array of guests, including Pat Martino, Kevin Mahogany, Joe Locke, Peter Bernstein, and Paul Bollenback.

Career Highlights
  • Member of the Pat Martino Trio for over eight years
  • Member of Lou Donaldson Quartet for four years
  • Numerous performances with Chuck Loeb, Joe Locke, and Ralph Peterson Jr.
  • Hot House Jazz magazine Jazz Organist of the Year, 2019
  • Named a rising star in the DownBeat Critics Poll, 2016
  • B.M., Berklee College of Music