Pat Seymour is an artist without boundaries. An accomplished woodwind player, he was worked with everyone from Blues legend Hubert Sumlin to Avant-Garde Saxophonist Sam Rivers.
Pat earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Michigan where he played lead alto in their top jazz ensemble for three years. He was also one of two students selected to attend the International Association of Schools of Jazz conference in Poland under the artistic direction of Dave Liebman.
He then completed a Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy at the University of Miamiʼs Frost School of Music. While there, he performed with all three of its premiere jazz ensembles: Jazz Vocal 1, the Frost Sextet and the Grammy nominated Concert Jazz Band. He also played in the Downbeat award winning Salsa Orchestra and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. After graduation, he was asked to return as a Masters student in Studio Jazz Writing on a full tuition waiver. He is also currently the lead tenor player in the Concert Jazz Band, 2010 Downbeat award winners for best large jazz ensemble.
Over the years, Pat has worked with artists representing multiple genres including Hank Jones, Bruce Hornsby, Dave Grusin, Chris Potter, Dave Koz, Patti Austin, Arturo Sandoval, John Hollenbeck, Sir Mack Rice, and the Count Basie Orchestra. As a writer, he has provided arrangements and compositions for the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, Tiempo Libre, and the Detroit Reed Collective.