Pat Metheny

American jazz guitarist and composer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Patrick Bruce Metheny (/məˈθni/ mə-THEE-nee; born August 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and composer.[1]

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Pat Metheny
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Background information
Birth namePatrick Bruce Metheny
Born (1954-08-12) August 12, 1954 (age 68)
Lee's Summit, Missouri, U.S.
GenresJazz, jazz fusion, latin jazz, progressive jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer, professor
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1974–present
LabelsECM, Geffen, Warner, Nonesuch
Websitewww.patmetheny.com
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He is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works, and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, latin jazz, and jazz fusion.[2] Metheny has three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards[3][4] and is the only person to win Grammys in 10 categories. He is the younger brother of jazz flugelhornist Mike Metheny.