Patrick LambGrammy nominated recording artist - Diane Schuur, Bobby Caldwell, Gino Vannelli, and his own band.
"The Cannonball saxophones have a full, free blowing quality and construction that lends itself to work with me in how I naturally express myself. As an artist, an instrument that let's you be 'you' is a dream come true- this is what you look for and you know it when you pick it up. After playing so many horns that just don't quite do it on every level, you also really appreciate the craftsmanship, time, effort and science and continuing product development that has gone into these instruments. The tone quality is even and in tune throughout the horn. The overtones are in the right place and this translates to good tone and facility in altissimo. Very amazing instruments, and I take them around the world with me. Thank you Tevis and everyone at Cannonball!"
~ Patrick Lamb
BioPatrick a Billboard charting artist and one of those extraordinary performers who combine raw talent, and energy with a singular ability to captivate an audience with his charm, sincerity and pure magnetism. His focus as a saxophonist, songwriter and performing artist is “Old School“ R&B, Soul with a flavor of Jazz. He combines the influences of Funk, Soul, R&B, and Jazz to create his own unique sound as a performer and a songwriter.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Patrick began paying his dues by playing roadhouse music as a teenager in the rural south when he heard the evocative sounds of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Wilton Felder, of the Crusaders. He immersed himself in the music of these great artists and began to discover his own sound as both a musician and performer. In the eighties his father, a high school science teacher, took the family to Portland, Oregon. Once there, Patrick’s playing and singing were developing into a formidable career, which began at the early age of 16. Although having lived in the NW, Patrick found a way to infuse his southern roots and influences into his development as a musician, songwriter and performer.
Patrick accepted early on in his career, in the 90’s, the opportunity to perform and tour with GRAMMY -winner Diane Schuur. In addition, to touring with Ms. Schuur, Patrick has toured with legendary R&B vocalists Bobby Caldwell, and currently tours with Gino Vannelli & Jeff Lorber worldwide. Patrick has been honored with numerous awards starting with an acclaimed best soloist performance at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, resulting in a performance with Lionel Hampton. In addition, to his music based awards, Patrick’s production company was given the Spirit of Portland & the Caring Heart award for his contributions giving back and enriching lives in the community. In 1996 and 1997 Patrick was invited to perform at the White House during the holiday Congressional VIP Tours and was in attendance at “The Peace on Earth Celebration,” leading to a meeting with President Clinton. Patrick has been solidly and consistently recognized by his peers and community as a world class talent, and was recently inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and is the youngest inductee to date.
Over the past few years Patrick has been focusing on his own recording career as both a songwriter and performer. He completed seven studio albums and produced an award winning show “Let The Good Times Roll, A Tribute To Ray Charles.” A Tribute To Ray Charles, debuted at the 2005 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival and the 15 piece big band All-star group released a CD produced by Lamb at the 2006 festival during the tributes encore performance. The tribute has received stellar reviews both regionally and nationally, and the show opened the 2007-08 Oregon Symphony Pops season.
Patrick completed work on his latest solo project, ‘Pick-up the Pieces’ which was released, in April 2014 and his current single from the project “Savoire Fare” hit #2 on the Contemporary Billboard Charts. The project was produced & co-written by Jeff Lorber & Darren Rahn. Patrick’s new solo CD bridges together his love of Funk, R&B, Soul, Jazz with his southern roots.
In addition to his new release Patrick recorded and released in 2011 “It’s All right Now” with co-writer and producer Jeff Lorber, 2007 an ‘old school’ R&B, Soul vocal album “Soul of a Free Man,” co-written with longtime friend Lee Garrett who has cowritten with Stevie Wonder (Signed, Sealed, Delivered, It’s a Shame, & more) and a vocal duet/ instrumental CD with nine-time Emmy award winning producer John Henry, and three-time Emmy nominated singer songwriter Patsy Meyer.
Patrick has also had the privilage to perform or record with Gino Vannelli, Jeff Lorber, Tommy Thayer (Lead Guitarist from KISS), Danny Seraphine (founding member of Chicago), Will Champlin (Voice Finalist), Bill Champlin (Sons of Champlin, Chicago, Co-Writer with David Foster), Alice Cooper, Robby Kreiger (Lead Guitarists for the Doors), Michael Thompson (David Fosters Lead Guitarist), Eddie Martinez, Dave Weckel, Nathan East, Ricky Lawson, ‘Little John’ Roberts, Alex Al, Bill Cunliffe, Tony Madian, Curt Bisquera, Herman Jackson, Nate Phillips, Paul Jackson Jr., Tony Gable, and many others.
Patrick demonstrates a deep sense of community awareness and civic responsibility. He has performed for numerous fund-raisers to raise consciousness about the loss of funding for the arts in public schools. In addition, he has been involved with major civic efforts to raise money for the America Diabetes Association, Oregon Food Bank, the American Cancer Society, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, The Christie School, ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington. One can’t help but be moved by the huge heart of this young man as it comes though in his civic awareness…and in his exuberant energy to entertain and uplift people.
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