Pat Carroll is a New York City based alto saxophonist and composer. Noted for his individual sound and personal approach to both composing and improvising, he returns to The Cell with a set of original music and arrangements of classic standards. Joining him are long-time collaborators pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Noah Garabedian, drummer Colin Stranahan, and trumpeter Adam O’Farrill.
In addition to leading his own group Pat has performed as a sideman for renowned bassist Joe Sanders, and pianist Victor Gould alongside Justin Brown, Rodney Green, Gerald Clayton, and Luis Perdomo among others.
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.
Pat has performed as a sideman and a leader at some of New York’s most prestigious jazz venues including
The Jazz Gallery, The Bar Next Door, Shapeshifter Lab, The Kitano, and Cornelia Street Cafe.
“Pat's music crosses that indefinable frontier, teeming with intuitive experimentation and extremely well developed stylizations.” - Greg Osby