Jazz Adjunct Instructor
B.M. Appalachian State University
M.M. Winthrop University
Patrick Brown holds a B.M. in Saxophone Performance with a certification in jazz studies from Appalachian State University and a M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance from Winthrop University.
Patrick has performed for such notable venues and festivals as the Blowing Rock Jazz Society, ASU Jazz Festival, NCMEA Conference, American Bandmasters Association, Lees-McRae Summer Theatre, Jazz Discovery Music Festival, East Side Jazz Festival, North Texas Jazz Festival, and Grove Park Inn Jazz Festival in Asheville, NC. Patrick has also performed for Regent Cruise Lines where as a member of the Piedmont Jazz Collective, he was a featured performer aboard the Regent Seven Seas Navigator.
Patrick can also be found performing in theater pit orchestras playing saxophone, clarinet, and flute. Past theatre performances include "Smokey Joe's Cafe," "West Side Story," "Oklahoma," "Annie Get Your Gun," "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," "Damn Yankees," and "Crazy For You." He has performed and shared the stage with the North Carolina Symphony, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Roberts, Ingrid Jensen, Jackie Gore and the Legends of Beach, Chris Vadala, Rick Simerly, Roland Guerin, Jason Marsalis, Brad Leali, Mike Tomaro, Steve Wiest, and Poncho Sanchez.
In addition to his duties as jazz ensemble director at Lenoir- Rhyne University, Patrick is also an adjunct faculty member at Davidson College where he is professor of saxophone and directs the saxophone quartet and jazz combo.