Very Happy to be included once again in the Downbeat Critics Poll, amongst very esteemed company. Thank you to all who listen.
BBC Radio 3 broadcast a very fun interview and playing session I did with my old friend, saxophonist Soweto Kinch at the Birmingham Conservatoire in England.
I'm proud and excited to announce the release of my newest album "While We're Still Young" on Whirlwind Recordings, Ltd. While We're Still Young showcases new original music for jazz octet inspired by the children's poetry of English icon A.A. Milne. This release features the talents of Jason Palmer...
Very excited to be bringing the music from my new album "While We're Still Young" to the UK February 5th - 13th, featuring an octet of American and English musicians. Tour dates in the Schedule section!
Very honored to be included, for the third year in a row, on the "Rising Star Alto Saxophone" list in the 2015 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll. Thank you to all who voted. And bigger thanks to all who continue to LISTEN!...
Excited to announce that my octet's bi-monthly residency at Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC starts on January 11th, with an all-star ensemble: Clarence Penn, Fabian Almazan, John Ellis, Miles Okazaki, Jason Palmer, Peter Slavov, Mike Fahie, and yours truly!
"While We're Still Young" will be featured on the NPR syndicated program Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater! broadcast dates/times vary by member station. WBGO in Newark (NYC area) will run the broadcast on January 26th at 6pm EST.
You can watch (and listen to) the world premiere of "While We're Still Young," in its entirety on the WBGO Youtube channel!
My new suite "While We're Still Young" will premiere TONIGHT at Berklee College in Boston. Listen LIVE at 8pm EST on 88.3 FM WBGO in the New York Area, or online at NPRMusic.org.
The Boston Globe featured a profile of me and "While We're Still Young" in preparation for the big premiere at Berklee on 12/11!
Very excited to announce that the world premiere of my brand new suite of songs for octet "While We're Still Young" will be hosted by my Alma Mater Berklee College on Music on Wednesday, December 11th! We'll give a workshop at 1pm, then perform in "The Red Room" at 8pm....
Videos from my performance at the 1st annual Whirlwind Music Festival at now online! Proudly featuring Jason Rebello, Michael Janisch, Andrew Bain, and Nick Vayenas.
Intrepid reporter Jim Beal profiles me and "Infinite Blue" in my hometown newspaper!
Honored to be included in this year's Downbeat Critics Poll (the tail end, but I'll take it!) Thanks to all who have been listening!
My newest album, Infinite Blue, is NOW AVAILABLE worldwide! Infinite Blue features Frank Kimbrough, Jeff Ballard, Michael Janisch, Mike Rodriguez, and Nick Vayenas, playing a new batch of original compositions.
Very excited to announce that I've been awarded a 2012 "New Jazz Works" Commission by Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation to write a new extended work for jazz octet! Now off to work...
Bill Milkowski reviewed my latest CD "Maybe Steps" in the latest issue of JazzTimes!
I've posted videos from the "Maybe Steps" CD Release Show at the NYC Jazz Gallery (with Aaron Goldberg, Miles Okazaki, Peter Slavov, and Obed Calvaire) on my YouTube channel. Enjoy!
NYC friends! Please join me, Aaron Goldberg, Miles Okazaki, Peter Slavov, and Obed Calvaire at The Jazz Gallery to celebrate the release of my latest album "Maybe Steps" on Posi-Tone Records! Wednesday, November 16th @ 9pm.
The kind folks of Nextbop.com are hosting free downloads of lead sheets from my new album Maybe Steps!
I'm proud to announce that my next album, "Maybe Steps" is now available for sale in record stores internationally, on iTunes, and HERE! It features the talents of Gerald Clayton, Peter Slavov, Kendrick Scott, Miles Okazaki, and Assen Doykin.
Super excited to return to the Blue Note in NYC with an all-star band next Saturday (July 23): John Chin, Matt Brewer, Nate Smith, Ron Blake, and Nick Vayenas! We go on at midnight. See you there!
I'm proud and excited to bring the music from Fierce to the UK and beyond this July, featuring a special celebration performance at The Hideaway in Streatham (London)! Please see the schedule section for more information.
I'll be performing with young bass phenom Matt Brewer and drum dynamo Henry Cole at La Lanterna's "Bar Next Door" Thursday, May 19th. 'Twill be splendid indeed. Sets at 8:30 and 10:30pm.
I'll be performing with bassist Ed Howard and drummer EJ Strickland at La Lanterna's "Bar Next Door" Saturday, April 23rd. Come by if you're free! Sets at 7:30, 9:30, and...
The April issue of Downbeat Magazine includes a short feature on me in the "Players" column. Check it out on newsstands now!
I'm proud to announce that tickets for my March 4th concert at The Rubin Museum of Art (featuring Reuben Rogers, Johnathan Blake, Taylor Eigsti, and Mark Small) in Manhattan are now on sale! Advance purchases are discounted.
I'm excited to be performing at Cafe Metropol in Los Angeles this weekend! We'll be playing my original tunes with Vardan Ovsepian, Daniel Seeff, and Kevin Kanner. 8pm!
Breaking my New York sabbatical with a trio performance at The Bar Next Door, my favorite small music venue. Hans Glawischnig and Johnathan Blake will be joining me.
My interview on Jason Crane's "The Jazz Session" podcast is now available for download at his web site, www.allaboutjazz.com, and itunes. Thanks, Jason!
I'm excited to announce that my new CD "Fierce," featuring Michael Janisch, Johnathan Blake, Nick Vayenas, and Mark Small, is now available, online, in stores, and on iTunes! Please see the "about section" for the latest reviews.
I'm excited to announce the release of my next album, "Fierce", featuring Johnathan Blake, Michael Janisch, Mark Small, and Nick Vayenas this Fall on Whirlwind Recordings. 10/25 Europe, UK, and digital, 11/9 US and Canada.
I'm very pleased and excited to announce that I will be celebrating the music from my new album Fierce at one of New York's most beautiful music venues: The Rubin Museum of Art on March 4th, 2011.
I'm rising from the grave on Thursday, July 22nd to throw down at The Bar Next Door with two great musicians: Linda Oh (bass), and Kendrick Scott (drums). Please join us!
sooo...I'll be bringing my band back the Blue Note for the late night set on Saturday, May 22nd. Please stop by if you're in the village looking for a late hang! Set begins at midnight.
I'll be previewing music from my upcoming album this Thursday at the venerable Smalls Jazz Club in NYC this Thursday, May 6th. The band will feature my favorite young musicians: Gerald Clayton, Peter Slavov, and Johnathan Blake. Please come down!!
The last time my band played at FatCat was before the club's conversion back in 2007. I'm excited to be playing there again on April 21st. Please join us for some jazz...and billiards, if it suits you!
My quartet will be featured this Sunday in St. Peter's evening Jazz Vespers service in Manhattan. Come on by and you'll hear me, Gerald Clayton, Jason Stewart, and Rodney Green. No cover, just pass the offering plate...
I'll be playing in Brooklyn this Sunday with a new band, ADD, featuring Miles Okazaki, John Chin, Jason Stewart, and Luca Santaliello. SOLO Kitchen Bar is one block away from the Cortelyou Rd stop on the Q train. The music starts at 9pm!
I'll be returning to The Bar Next Door at La Lanterna in New York this Saturday, December 19th. Joining me will be Joseph Lepore (bass) and Quincy Davis (drums). Come on out! Sets start at 11pm and 12:30am.
For anyone who's interested, I'm now offering selected charts from the albums Lucid Dream, Traveling Song, and Maybe Steps (my upcoming trio record) through Sibeliusmusic.com. You don't have to own the Sibelius software to print copies. Simply search for my name at the Sibelius Music homepage, or go directly...
I'll be returning to the Blue Note late night series on Friday, Sept. 25th with a great band: Aaron Goldberg, Peter Slavov, and EJ Strickland. Hope to see you there!
I'll be celebrating my 31st (!!!) birthday on Thursday, September 3rd @ my favorite small music venue, The Bar Next Door. Joining me will be Matt Brewer (bass), Rodney Green (drums), and many special guests. Please come down and party with us!
I'll be playing my latest compositions for jazz trio on Friday, August 7th at La Lanterna in the village with Josh Ginsburg (bass) and Colin Stranahan (drums). Come on out!
I'll be playing a mix of new and old music at Smalls Jazz Club in New York on Friday, June 26th at 7:30 and 9pm with: Gerald Clayton (piano), Josh Ginsburg (bass), and Jochen Reuckert (drums). See you there!
I'll be playing with The TransAtlantic Collective (and Jason Palmer) at The Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA this Wednesday, June 10th @ 10pm. Come on out!
I'm going to be bringing my international ensemble, The TransAtlantic Collective to Twins Jazz on U street in Washington DC next wednesday, June 3rd. If you're in the area, please come out!
I will be playing selections from my upcoming Trio CD with drummer EJ Strickland and bassist Joe Martin at The Bar Next Door in the West Village on Friday, May 29th. Sets start at 11pm and 1am. Come on down!
I will be playing selections from my upcoming Trio CD with drummer Johnathan Blake and bassist Ben Williams at The Bar Next Door in the West Village. Sets start at 11pm and 1am. Come on down!
My band will be playing at The Blue Note at midnight on Friday, January 30th, 2009. The band will feature Nick Vayenas (trombone), Kendrick Scott (drums), Gerald Clayton (piano), Peter Slavov (bass). See you there!
The TransAtlantic Collective, a band I co-lead with London bassist Michael Janisch, is currently touring the UK and Europe in support of our new CD, Traveling Song. We'll be in England, Scotland, Wales, Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, and Estonia. See the schedule page for more details!
I'm looking forward to re-uniting my quintet for an evening of original music at Smalls on Wednesday, 10/22. if you stop by, you'll hear Aaron Goldberg (piano), Nick Vayenas (trombone), Massimo Biolcati (bass), and Rodney Green (drums). Sets start at 9 and 10:30pm. See you there!
I'll be playing Thursday, October 9th at a new venue uptown, Covo Lounge. There's no cover, and sit-inners are welcome! The band will feature Nir Felder (guitar), Linda Oh (bass), and Joey Saylor (drums). Covo is located upstairs at 701 W 135th st (and 12th avenue), just down the Riverside...
On Friday, October 3rd, I'll be debuting a bushel of new trio music with two of my favorite musicians: Josh Ginsburg (bass), and henry Cole (drums). Please come out if you're going to be in NYC!
I'll be playing at Cachaca Jazz 'N' Samba in Greenwich Village on Tuesday 9/16 and Wednesday 9/17 with a talented cast of characters: Fabian Almazan (piano), Linda Oh (bass), and Jon Davis (drums). We'll be playing the early shows, 7 and 8:30pm. See you there!
On August 30th, I will be celebrating my impending 30th birthday at The Bar Next Door at La Lanterna. I'll be playing trio with Peter Slavov (bass) and Obed Calvaire (drums) from 9 to 12:30, and then hanging at the bar afterwards. Please come out and join us for the...
I'll be playing at Cachaca Jazz 'N' Samba in Manhattan this Thursday, 6/19 with a new band: The Superdelegates, featuring Gerald Clayton, Doug Wamble, Kendrick Scott, and Matt Clohesy. Sets at 10 and 11:30pm. Hope to see y'all there!
I've started to add dates and venues for The TransAtlantic Collective's fall European tour. More details on the tour, future dates in the US, and our upcoming CD release to follow soon!
(no, not Minotaur)
The European Jazz ensemble that I co-lead, The TransAtlantic Collective, will be performing at London's famed Ronnie Scott's April 28-30, in order to warm up for our first recording in May. We'll be sharing the bill with the great bassist Avishai Cohen and his trio. Be sure...
On February 26th, I'll be debuting a slew of new music with a supporting cast of young geniuses at Cachaça Jazz 'n' Samba, a great new club on W8th st. in the Village. Check out the Schedule page for more deets. Hope to see you there!
Hello everybody. I've added dates for my European tour with The TransAtlantic Collective and my Japan tour with Peter Mazza to the "Schedule" section. I'll be on the road from 11/14 to 12/25, so drop me a line if I'm passing through your neck of the woods!
I'd like to announce that the November/December issue of Saxophone Journal, for which I penned a "private lesson" column on practice techniques and philosophies, is hot off of the presses. My ego seems to be healthy enough to believe that some of you out there might be interested in what...
Howdy all. Just a quick note that I've dropped the price of my last CD, Lucid Dream, to $10. If you haven't picked one up yet, now's an opportune time!...
I've uploaded new video clips from our performance and workshop in San Antonio at the Fiesta Jazz Festival to my YouTube channel. Check it out!!
The dates for my 2007 European Tour with The TransAtlantic Collective are starting to come in. Keep checking the schedule page for more deets as I get 'em. This year's tour will include some hits in Luxembourg and France, a headline performance at The London Jazz Festival, dates around England...
I'm honored to be headlining this year's Fiesta World-Class Jazz Festival in my home town, San Antonio. I remember attending this festival every year in high school, and am thrilled to follow in the footsteps of some of my favorite artists: Kenny Garrett, George Garzone, Danillo Perez, and Marcus Belgrave....
For the third year in a row, I was selected to win the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Congratulations to my friends Fabian Almazan, Bob Reynolds, and the Le Boeuf Brothers for being selected as well!
You can hear the winning song, Brother Gabriel, in the listen section of this...
Unfortunately, my two shows at Fat Cat in New York this weekend (2/2 and 2/3) are cancelled. Fat Cat has been closed for the whole month of January. They had hoped to reopen in time for our shows, but sadly, this has not happened. I'll post more performance dates as...
Jazz Times Magazine has published a short but sweet review of Lucid Dream in their February 2007 issue. Here it is:
Twice winner of ASCAP’s Young Jazz Composers Award, Patrick Cornelius has devoted the bulk of his second recording to original works. The seven examples given here show a dusky...
The tour was a success! Many thanks to Andrew McCormack, Paul Wiltgen, Quentin Collins, and Mike Janisch for helping to make this journey such a memorable one! Here are some press quotes we picked up along the way:
"A new American name to watch"
-- JazzWise Magazine
"[a] dynamic New...
I'm proud to announce the dates and venue for my upcoming UK Tour. I'll be performing at some of England's finest music venues alongside some amazing musicians. Please see the "Schedule" section for dates, venues, musicians, and details. More dates and details will be added as they become available.
Andrea Canter from Jazzpolice.com and Jazzink.com has penned a very well-written review of Lucid Dream. Here's the final summation:
"This fine effort from Patrick Cornelius and company is aptly titled, as the music is both lucid (accessible, musically logical) and dream-like (filled with fantasy and invention). The harmonies...
My new album, Lucid Dream, is now available for popular consumption via download at the iTunes music store. If you have iTunes installed on your computer, then click the "related link" to get it!
CDBaby now has copies of Lucid Dream in stock again, for anyone who is interested. Thanks again for all of your support!
Thanks to an overwhelming show of support from my hometown friends in San Antonio, CDBaby is currently SOLD out of BOTH of my CDs, Lucid Dream and Quintet.
I rushed another shipment overnight to the distributor, and they should be ready for sale by Monday at the LATEST! I apologize...
I'll be performing on Saturday, September 2nd at Carmen's de la Calle in San Antonio. This will be my first performance in San Antonio since leaving high school 9 years ago. I hope that y'all can make it out. It would be great to see everyone again! Here's the scoop:...
A very nice review of Lucid Dream was posted by the British Music site MusicWeb International. The bottom line:
"Enjoyable, clever music, which does interesting things with what it inherits from the jazz tradition, rather than being strikingly innovative. Well-schooled music, but music played with feeling, commitment and imagination....
Well, it looks like Lucid Dream is slowly getting some rotation on a few jazz radio stations around the country. So far, I've received confirmation of airplay on the following stations:
WGBH 89.7 in Boston
WWUH 91.3 in Hartford
WMUA 91.1 in Amherst
WSKG (89.3 in...
Ed Blanco of ejazznews.com has posted the first review so far of Lucid Dream. He sums up the review with:
"An impressive debut by one of the new young lions of jazz, Patrick Cornelius crafts a captivating and engaging recording featuring new charts and excellent musicianship by the leader...
Lucid Dream, my new CD, is now available online! Please click "Buy CD" for more information.
Any day now!!!...
For the second year in a row, I have been selected to receive one of the ASCAP annual Young Jazz Composer Awards. You can hear the winning song (Winds of Change) in the "Listen" section. Other winners this year include some friends of mine: Kyle Saulnier, Michael Blanco, the le...
CD Release scheduled! My new CD, Lucid Dream, is on its way to the presses as we speak. On Thursday, February 23rd, we will be celebrating the event with a concert at The Jazz Gallery, my favorite live music venue in New York. I really hope that all of you...
We've finished mixing and mastering for my upcoming record. I've posted three complete takes in the "listen" section. Keep watching this space for details about release and availability!
...this time playing for an upcoming CD by trumpeter and friend Philip Dizack. It's going to be a great record. All of the cats (Philp, Greg Tardy, Miro Sprague, Joe Sanders, and Obed Calvaire) played their arses off.
I'd like to thank Aaron, Sean, Kendrick, Nick, and Gretchen for their beautiful performances, Janek Gwizdala for his professional support, and Michael Brorby for doing such a great job recording the band. I'll have some samples online as soon as the final mix is done.
I'll be in the studio on April 20th and 22nd recording my next album. The record will feature the talents of Aaron Parks (piano), Sean Conly (bass), and Kendrick Scott (drums). Nick Vagenas, Gretchen Parlato, and Lou Garrett will also lend their time to the project, on valve trombone, voice,...
Guitarist Lou Garett and I will be playing from 10pm to 1am every Monday night at the Mona Lounge, located at Amsterdam and 109th st. in Manhattan.
My composition, Unfinished Business, was selected for an award by the ASCAP Foundation. You can hear this tune in the Listen section of my site. Click the link to see the complete list of award winners for 2005.
Our Quintet, featuring Alan Ferber, Assen Doykin, Massimo Biolcati, and Peter Zimmer, will be performing at Cafe 111 in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday, November 7th. The program will consist of original compositions and arrangements. No cover!
Our band will perform at the Triad Lounge in Manhattan on 9/24/2004 at 7:30pm. The quintet will feature Nick Vagenas, Martin Bejerano, Matt Brewer, and Pete Zimmer.
My quartet will have the honor of providing music for the retirement ceremony celebrating the career of Representative Dick Gephardt at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA.
Due to overwhelming popular demand, Patrickcornelius.com has launched, courtesy of Fluxure Inc. I've only got a smattering of tunes, photos, links, and dates so far, but I'll be adding more in the next several weeks.
Our band will be performing at the Kavehaz jazz club in NYC on 8.3.2004. See the schedule page for more information.
In two years, I will be a certified Master of Music. Masterful!