During the summers of 1971 and 1972 when I was 16 and 17 I occasionally got calls to work at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City’s Swope Park. It was a great gig for me...
Pat discusses the impact of music on the brain, our emotions and memory, as well as the process of creativity in music, art, and science and the role of music in healing.
Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side Eye” for this upcoming season. The first edition of Side Eye will feature James Francies and Nate Smith.
PAT METHENY WINS 83rd ANNUAL READERS POLL FOR GUITAR
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The news comes just months after received the NEA Jazz Master Award as well as Jazz FM’s “PRS- Music Gold Award” for lifetime achievement.
Metheny has selected 147 of his most played tunes to create a new type of Real Book, approved and gig-tested by the composer himself. The Real Book is now available in C and B Flat instruments.
The prize recognizes Pat's life-long contribution to jazz composition, performance and education.
Pat Metheny now joins the ranks of the nation’s highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters.
NEW MERCH AVAILABLE NOW
Merch previously only available on the road. New tour shirts, hats, hoodie & Pikasso guitar shirt available for the 1st time.
with Nels Cline Trio, Liberty Ellman & Miles Okazaki Quartet, Rez Abbasi Trio, Joel Harrison String Choir, Nir Felder Trio, Mike Moreno Trio & Camila Meza
PAT METHENY WINS 81st ANNUAL READERS POLL FOR GUITAR
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Special Announcement: We're proud to introduce the new PMRadio.
In September 2015 an earthquake hit the coast of Chile which triggered a 16 foot tsunami wave, killing 11 and destroying more than 170 homes. One of the homes was Raul Alvarez's, an avid Pat Metheny fan.
Pat Metheny The Unity Sessions and Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny are both available for NOW!
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of percussion great Nana Vasconcelos.
Pat performs on Logan Richardson's Blue Note Records Debut album "SHIFT": Available Now.
Read what Pat has to say about Logan.
We are proud to announce that PAT METHENY: THE UNITY SESSIONS has been released on DVD and Blu Ray. Order now through the Pat Metheny webstore.
From Pat - Working with David Bowie on “This Is Not America” was an incredible experience. I had written the song as the main theme for the score for “The Falcon and the Snowman”. After traveling to Mexico City where the filming was taking place and watching Sean Penn...
Pat Metheny discusses his career and guitar collection with Vintage Guitar Magazine
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Pat Metheny wins best guitarist in Downbeat's 80th Readers Poll
You can read more and see the full list of winners HERE
Hommage A Eberhard Weber: Available Now
Hommage A Eberhard Weber is now available for purchase HERE
Becoming California (score composed by Pat), was awarded an EMMY for Best Cultural/Historical Documentary at the 44th Annual Northern California Area Emmy® Awards.
Pat has won a 2015 ECHO Jazz award for Best International Guitarist.
On March 13 drummer Roy Haynes turned 90 years old and invited Pat and bassist Christian McBride to be his special guests for the evening at the Blue Note.
We are all mourning the loss of the great Clark Terry. Clark was one of the most distinguished musicians in jazz history and one of most important trumpet/flugelhorn players of all time.
Head on over to the Shop to take a look at some exciting sales and new stuff! New Pat Metheny Unity Group gear.
Pat discusses the eighth track of KIN (←→), "We Go On."
Read what’s being said about the Pat Metheny Unity Group Kin (←→) World Tour.
Pat Metheny wins 3 Downbeat Readers Poll Awards!
Kin (←→) was voted best jazz album, Pat Metheny Unity Group voted best jazz group, and Pat was voted best guitarist. You can read more and see the full list here: http://www.downbeat.com/
This is special chance to purchase a rare and beautiful piece of art that defines Pat Metheny's vision for his music. 10% off prints if you go to the Blue Note!
The Pat Metheny Unity Group embark on a tour of Korea, Japan, Australia from October 5th - 27th. Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
We're excited to announce that we have added some special dates this summer with the Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby w/Sonny Emory together on the same bill.
The new Pat Metheny Unity Group recording, KIN (←→)
Pat won the 2014 ECHO Jazz Award for Best Guitar Instrumentalist for TAP: John Zorn's Book of Angels Vol. 20. The ECHO award is one of the most respected and well know music awards in the world, similar to the Grammy in the U.S.
Kin (←→) album review by Ken Micallef in Audiophile Audition, February 6, 2014.
Interview by Mike Ragogna in The Huffington Post, February 5, 2014.
Metheny discusses his new work, “Kin” by The Unity Group with Here & Now’s Robin Young.
Video Preview of the New Pat Metheny Unity Group Record and Tour
Check out a new video preview of the new Pat Metheny Unity Group record and tour.
IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THIS RECORD, CHECK IT OUT! CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST RECORDS OF THE YEAR THROUGH OUT THE WORLD.
JazzTimes Readers Poll winner
Pat Metheny wins 2014 JazzTimes Readers Poll for Best Guitarist. Read the full list at JazzTimes.com.
Pat and the Unity Group were in the studio in June working on what is turning out to be a spectacular new recording which is due for release the first week of February.
“The Unity Band project was life-changing for me” says guitarist Pat Metheny.
Pat has been elected to the prestigious Downbeat Hall of Fame. Since 1952, when the readers poll began, Pat is only one of 4 jazz guitarists to have been inducted, joining Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery.
Insight, perspective and history... "The Stories Behind 80/81" is a collection of Commentaries and interview outtakes brought to you exclusively through PatMetheny.com.