Pat Carroll is a New York City based alto saxophonist and composer. In addition to leading his own group he has performed as a sideman for bassist Joe Sanders.
Born in New York, but raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pat began studying saxophone at the age of twelve under Dann Zinn, who instilled in him a craftsmanlike mentality at a young age. Growing up in the Bay Area was ideal for Carroll, who recalls frequenting jam sessions hosted by artists such as Dayna Stephens, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Mike Olmos. They became great sources of inspiration, influencing Carroll to develop a personal approach to improvising and composing. Along with the rigorous technique and sound training by Zinn, Pat was able to cultivate and apply these ideas early on. His talent caught the attention of Berklee College of Music, who awarded Pat with the Jimmy Lyon's full tuition scholarship in his junior year of high school.
While at Berklee Pat had the opportunity to study with Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, and Ralph Peterson Jr. among many others.
Pat teaches private lessons and was also an adjunct faculty member at the University of California Berkeley. In addition he has taught masterclasses at the Denver School of the Arts, the Jazzschool Institute, and Cal State East Bay. He currently holds a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music, and a Masters Degree in Jazz Saxophone from the Manhattan School of Music.
Concert starts at 8pm