Guitarist, Pat Martino & his Trio

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Guitarist, Pat Martino & his Trio

with Carmen Intorre and Pat Bianchi

It is hard to give a paragraph, or even a few, about the history and/or biography of a musician / composer / teacher / phenom such as Pat Martino. His life has encompassed artistry on many levels. He grew to soaring heights as a young musician, overcame medical issues that deconstructed (and should have ended) his jazz career, and rebuilt his life again around jazz guitar. He is known world wide as one of, if not the, best jazz guitarist of all time.

He is a mentor, a scholar, a Philadelphia hero and an inspiration to musicians all over the world while maintaining the humbleness, kindness and generosity that he learned in the South Philly streets where he grew up and still calls home.

We are privilaged and excited to have Mr. Martino back for his traditional Thanksgiving Weekend at Chris' Jazz Cafe where he has played for so many years.

Carmen Intorre

Carmen studied at The Julliard School and lives in New York.

Pat Bianchi

Currently living in NYC, Pat Bianchi is one of the most in-demand jazz organists on the scene today. As a sideman, Bianchi has performed with a “who’s who” of venerable greats, including Lou Donaldson, Joey DeFrancesco, George Benson, Harvey Mason, Javon Jackson, Mark Whitfield and Terell Stafford. Pat has also had the distinct opportunity to perform on a regular basis with his mentor Joey DeFrancesco, playing both keyboards and organ.

Currently Bianchi tours with both The Lou Donaldson Quartet and Pat Martino Trio. He is also a member of saxophonist Tim Warfield’s organ quartet; co-leads the Unity Project, a tribute to Larry Young, with drummer Ralph Peterson Jr.; and often performs nationally with his own trio and quartet. He has also released two CDs as a leader: East Coast Roots (Jazzed Media) and Back Home, which was recently released by Doodlin’ Records.