Patrick has been on over four nationwide tours, performing at Bonnaroo and Summerfest as well as numerous festivals in Los Angeles. His genres range from classical, jazz, R & B, folk, rock and even metal. Patrick takes pride in being equally proficient in electric and upright bass.
Born in San Francisco (SF), Patrick Taylor began playing electric bass at the age of 11. While his friends were picking at guitars, Patrick was drawn to a ‘lower’ register. In middle school, he transcribed and played along with his favorite albums. As Patrick developed his ear and learned the importance of groove, tone and feel in his playing, he moved onto the challenge of the upright bass, even though it dwarfed him in size. Starting in the eighth grade he regularly attended summer music camps including the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the Golden Gate Bass Camp in Marin County.
As a leader in his high school jazz band, Patrick became increasingly recognized as an exceptional Bay Area upright jazz bassist. Patrick was selected as one of two bassists in the SF High School Jazz All-Star band and also played in the Mike Zilber group, a quintet from Oakland, CA. They were featured at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2005 and honored nationally as DownBeat magazine’s top high school jazz combo. Before entering college, Patrick embarked on a two-week long performing tour in Spain with the San Jose Youth Symphony.
Patrick received a music scholarship to study at the University of Southern California, where he acquired a bachelors’ degree in jazz performance. He studied privately with John Clayton, a world-renowned bassist and jazz educator and was graduated in 2009 with honors and a 3.7 GPA.
Currently living in Los Angeles, Patrick spends his time performing and in studio sessions, composing his own music, teaching lessons, and avidly playing competitive amateur tennis.