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Pat Burke — From playing drums as a young guest artist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in 1968 to playing vibes on Bobby Caldwell’s new CD, Patrick has been in the music scene most of his life. Drums being his first instrument, he has shared the stage and played the full spectrum from James Brown and Billy Paul, to Broadway shows and classical symphonies, to Johnny and Edgar Winter, Albert Collins, BB King, Leon Russell, to Billy Cobham And Eric Johnson, to OJ Ekemode and the Nigerian All-Stars. Picking up the vibes in the 70’s, Patrick attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, studying with Dave Samuels, Gary Burton, and Alan Dawson. Playing in the San Diego based latin jazz group Storm; he has performed with Tito Puente and Poncho Sanchez, as well as the Kool Jazz Festivals in the 80’s. Still playing and teaching in San Diego, Patrick is now working on his Master’s Degree to teach in the jazz department at San Diego State University. He now plays drums in the Barncats, that was just voted top country band for the San Diego Music Awards.

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