The world of Smooth Jazz has a new face, saxophonist Patrick Trahan. Patrick's debut single "Small Talk" is sure to bring success to this talented artist. Patrick has been performing live for the last 20 years as a notable sideman and solo performer. Patrick began music at an early age by singing in community choirs and taking piano lessons. At the age of 11 Patrick picked up the saxophone and hasn't put it down. Winning top honors in school year after year, Patrick's dedication to practice kept him standing out in the crowd. Patrick went into college right after high school and began studying music. While he was there he was asked to go tour with Grammy Award® Winning Little Joe y La Familia (The pioneer of the Tejano Music Sound). Patrick toured with Little Joe for a few years and during that time was able to perform with and share the stage with many notable artists such as Tierra, The Latin Breed, Mark Chestnut, The Bellamy Brothers, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. As a Jazz artist Patrick has played with the likes of Dave Weckl, Kevin Mahogany, Eric Marienthal, and Peter Erskine. Patrick decided that he wanted to finish college so he resigned his position with Little Joe and pursued his degree in Music Education, and ultimately earning his Masters in Saxophone Performance . Patrick taught high school band and jazz in Texas for ten years and taught at the University of Texas at Brownsville for a year, filling in for a professor on sabbatical. It was during that time that Patrick began performing a lot again, he was playing 7 shows over 6 days every week. That's about the time he knew that performing is what he heart needed. It wasn't very long after that that Patrick underwent an emergency open heart surgery. Many things changed for Patrick at this time but his drive was strong and he recovered very well. He spent a few months at home recovering and began playing again.
Soon after Patrick was ready to go into the studio and contacted friend and fellow saxophonist Darren Rahn and together they crafted Patrick's debut Smooth Jazz Single "Small Talk". Small Talk hits the airways on January of 2016 and is released by Trippin N' Rhythm Records. Patrick's full album is in the works and will follow. He is coming into Smooth Jazz strong and he will bring you years of beautiful music.