donnie Patterson • drums


Sunday, 2-17-19, 8PM

Night Town

Cleveland, Ohio


Donnie Patterson  has played with such music

legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Clarke Terry, Bill

Watrous, Marian McPartland, Gene Rush, Marvin Stamm, James Williams, Dave Liebman, Arturo Sandoval, James Moody, and Charlie Rich, "The Silver Fox."

Having performed on the Memphis music scene

since the 1960s, Donnie studied with Ron Tutt, long time drummer for Elvis Presley, and later with Ed Soph, renowned jazz drummer, performer and educator. Donnie went on to earn an undergraduate degree in Commercial

Music and a master's in Jazz Performance and

Teaching. He has toured, recorded and performed with many well-known artists, taught at the Memphis Drum Shop, and was an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Jazz Studies in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at The University of Memphis until 2004.

Donnie now resides in the Cleveland, Ohio area where he continues to teach and play.


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