Patrick Greene Trio
A native of St. Louis, guitarist/composer Patrick Greene moved
to the Bay Area in the early 1990s. Before that, he was active in the
music scenes of St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Not long after arriving in the Bay, he began a three year period of
performing with Bishop Norman Williams and BJ Papa. During this time he
received his Bachelorís of Arts in Music and Jazz Performance from
Sonoma State University. He has studied with Randy Vincent, Sid Jacobs,
and Anthony Peterson.
His first CD features Eddie Marshall on drums and Jeff Pittson on
organ. He was a member of
8 piece Funk band Swoop Unit, playing venues and festivals across
Northern California for 17 years.
He has studied and played a broad range of guitar styles, including
Funk, R&B, Reggae and West African.
However, Jazz continues to be his biggest muse.
He teaches guitar privately and has been on the faculty of the
Community Music Center since 2001.
Hammond organist Kevin Gerzevitz is a professional musician,
composer and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He frequently
performs as jazz organist with B3B4 Organ Jazz Quartet and The
Patrick Greene Trio, and as pianist with The KG Trio.
Kevin is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a student at the University
of Michigan School of Music and studied piano performance, jazz
studies, improvisation, and composition. Upon completing a BMA degree
in 1990 with a major in Music Theory and German, he relocated to San
Francisco where he has since worked as a freelance pianist, organist,
accordionist, composer and teacher.
Kevin has scored several independent films and has produced music for
advertising, web, multimedia and musical theater.
Bay Area drummer Michael Reed began drumming at a young age,
and has worked consistently in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York
since the 1990s.
Reedís deep roots in soul and jazz informs regular recordings for
Lugnut Brand Records (Pittsburg), CB Records (SF), and Funk Night
Records (Detroit), and his self-produced drumbreaks have become highly
sought after by hip hop and electronic producers.
Reed regularly performs with Secret Sidewalk, Andre Cruz and Chris
Lujan, The Grease Traps, and the Patrick Greene Trio.