Pat Metheny Biography
Pat Metheny is an American award-winning jazz guitarist and composer. He is the founder and leader of the Pat Metheny Group, as well as a performer of duets, solo works, and other side projects. His music is influenced by progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion.
Pat Metheny is the only person to have three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards, and he is the only person to have won Grammys in ten different categories. Mike Metheny, a jazz flugelhornist, is his brother.
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At a tender age, Pat was taken to a concert to hear Clark Terry and Doc Severinsen, despite his parents’ having little regard for the guitar. In 1964, he was inspired by The Beatles’ performance on TV and gained an interest in guitars. His first guitar was a Gibson ES-140, which he received as his 12th birthday gift.
Pat received a Down Beat magazine scholarship at the age of 15 to attend a one-week jazz camp where he was mentored by guitarist Attila Zoller. He later invited Metheny to visit guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Ron Carter in New York City.
Pat got a scholarship at the University of Miami that he only attended for less than a week. His enthusiasm for the guitar caused him to lose focus in class. He was then offered a job to teach by Lee as an electric guitar tutor.
He taught at Berklee College of Music with jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton and gained recognition as a prodigy.
Pat Metheny Age
Metheny was born on 12th August 1954, (Age67) in Lee’s Summit, Missouri US.
Pat Metheny Family
Metheny was born to a musical family, His father, Dave, was a trumpet player, his mother, Lois, was a singer, and his maternal grandfather, Delmar, was also a trumpet player. Metheny’s first instrument was the trumpet, which he learned to play from his older brother, Mike. At home, he and his brother, father, and grandfather performed in trios.
Pat is married to Latifah Metheny and they have three children; Willow Metheny, Nicolas Djakeem Metheny, and Jeff Kaiis Metheny.
Pat Metheny Songs
Metheny has approximately 600k Listeners on his Spotify channel;
Pat Metheny Albums
|Bright Size Life||1976||-ECM|
|Zero Tolerance for Silence||1994||-Geffen|
|One Quiet Night||2003||-Warner Bros|
|What’s all About||2011||-Nonesuch|
|From This Place||2020||-Nonesuch|
|Road To The Sun||2021||-Metheny Group, BMG|
|Flower Hour||1992||-Beech Master Records|
|Hommage à Eberhard Weber||2015||-ECM|
|Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20Sessions||2013||-Nonesuch|