Dave started playing guitar at age 6, exploring chords and writing instrumentals. After 9 months at Atlanta Institute of Music, he moved to Nashville in 1990 as a songwriter/singer. Some critics said that his instrumentals stood out above his singing…and he knew what they meant. Soon after that, he recorded original Rock/Jazz instrumentals with his band (engineering by John Mills [Jeff Beck]), played as a guitar soloist in the Cascades room at Opryland Hotel, and once played on stage with Muriel Anderson.
Dave’s dream is do a Yanni or Pat Metheny type thing with a full band and sax/trumpet solos, guitar/violin duos, guitar solo’s, and dance. He continues to write and play at coffee shops, Art galleries, and special events.
•2018 Working on transcribing originals for a "guitar solos" book, and a "guitar/violin" book.
•2017 WHEW! After all that, continuing the vision by connecting with a local violinist, to begin recording originals, and making video's for youtube.
•2016 Signed “digital distribution” deal with Unlimited Sounds, http://ulsounds.com
•2012 Hired on with El Paso County as IT tech, soon became Extron Pro certified, and resident video engineer.
Also gained profound insight during the next 5 years about those with anti-social personality disorder.
•2010 Laid off again for another 1.5 years...
•2009 Landed a job with ITT [now Excelis], as computer tech.
•2007 Got laid off from "the day job", was unemployed for 1.5 years...went to computer school, got certified in Comptia A+, Net +, Security +, Microsoft MCP, MCDST.
•2000 – 2007 Played live on KRDO 13 TV, competed at Walnut Valley Festival fingerstyle competition, played solo guitar at Fine Arts center, Cottonwood Arts center, Kreuser Art gallery, Starbucks coffee shops, weddings. Gained momentum in web presence, digital downloads, and streaming with CDBaby, The Orchard, SoundExchange, and Spotify.
•2000 Nashville didn't have a place for his Classical/Jazz/Latin styles, so he moved to Colorado in 2000. The US economy took some downturns...
•1998 – 2000 Nashville – recorded CD projects: A Future and a Hope [John Mills engineer (Jeff Beck-Wired)], Light Through the Trees, Guitar Solo Collection. Founded label, “Classic Jazz Music” with website and registered trademark. Once played a gig with John Knowles, Muriel Anderson, Pat Bergeson.
•1990 – While in Nashville TN, recorded first project, Confidant, with radio/TV interviews and performances, and guitar solo at Opryland Hotel in the Cascades room [subbed for Jonathan Burchfield].
•1990 – Toured as sideman in England, Finland, Sweden and Russia.
•1988 – Nine months of the guitar program at Atlanta Institute of Music.
•1980’s – Played guitar in rock bands, and recorded LP with college group, A New Mind.
At age 13, Dave learned songs on vinyl records by Aerosmith, Boston, and Styx. During college, he discovered Baroque, The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Bach and Beethoven. Guitar hero’s are Phil Keaggy, Pat Metheny, Greg Howe, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Bill Nelson (Bebop Deluxe), Alan Holdsworth, and Al Di Meola.
[Would love to play like these guys...]
“When I write a song, it’s usually about what I’m going through at the time. It starts with either hearing a melody line, or working out a groove on guitar.”
Home = www.classicjazzmusic.com
Facebook Artist = https://www.facebook.com/classicjazzmusic/
Spotify = https://play.spotify.com/artist/0DvomrCTSEaTnrkStFyD8m
Unlimited Sounds Artist = http://ulsounds.com/publishing/roster/dave+patrick/