4.5/5 stars from AAJ for "This Should be Fun"

David A. Orthmann reviews "This Should be Fun" for www.allaboutjazz.com. He gives us 4.5 stars out of 5, and says "there's an abundance of good things happening on several levels, more than a few moments of individual and collective brilliance, and every one of the ten tracks...

Interview with the ArkivJazz Podcast on Spotify

Very happy and honored to have been featured on the ArkivJazz Spotify Podcast in an interview with my old friend, Nashville-based drum guru Jeffrey Lien! Check it out, if you're a spotify subscriber. The first half of the podcast is a fascinating discussion about live Miles Davis albums. Thanks again...

New Album "This Should be FUN" available NOW!

New Album "This Should be FUN" available NOW!

I'm very excited to announce that my newest album, "This Should be Fun" is NOW AVAILABLE everywhere from Posi-Tone Records. This record features a program of new original music inspired by the big themes and small triumphs of everyday life in our modern age.

The band featured on this album...

"While We're Still Young" Released Today!

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...

2015 Downbeat Critics Poll

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!...

Cornelia Street Cafe Octet Residency

Cornelia Street Cafe Octet Residency

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" World Premiere

"While We're Still Young" World Premiere

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....

Infinite Blue

Infinite Blue

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.

New Album "Maybe Steps" now available!

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.

PCorn "Fierce" Tour!

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.

New CD FIERCE released!

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.

Smalls This Thursday (May 6th)!

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!!

PCorn Quartet @ FatCat

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!

St. Peter's Jazz Vespers

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...

PCorn's ADD @ SOLO in Brooklyn

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!

Charts at Sibeliusmusic.com

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...

European Tour Dates

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!

Quintet @ Smalls 10/22

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!

The New Hang Uptown

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...

Two nights @ Cachaca (9/16-17)

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!

Birthday show/party @ La Lanterna!

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...

June 19th show at Cachaca in NYC

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!

Ronnie Scott's and spring UK mini-tour

(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...

Feb 26 show at Cachaca in NYC

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!

International Tour Dates

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!

Patrick in the Saxophone Journal 11/07

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...

CD Price Drop

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!...

European Tour 2007

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...

Fiesta Jazz Festival

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....

ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award

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...

Fat Cat gigs cancelled

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...

JazzTimes write-up

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...

Press from UK Tour

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...

Lucid Dream UK Tour

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.


Another Review

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...

THANKS!!! (CD temporarily out of stock)

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...

Birthday / Homecoming Concert (9/2)

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:...

Another Review

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....

Radio airplay updates

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...

First Review up

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...

ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award

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...

Lucid Dream CD Release Concert

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...

New Album Complete

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!

In the Studio Again

...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.

Recording Finished!

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.

In the Studio

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,...

Web Site is Live

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.