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Neil Patton is an exceptionally talented piano artist delivering a unique and refreshing blend of jazz and contemporary styles, notably in his masterpiece, "Aerial Geometry". His recent master class performance of "Clockwork" with David Nevue easily won best video of the year in the 2015 RPM Top Ten Countdown. We are honored to welcome exceptional pianist and master musician Neil Patton to the Artist Gallery!
Neil Patton is a pianist/keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and performer working in Eugene, Oregon. He is a featured artist on the popular Whisperings solo piano radio broadcast (www.solopianoradio.com). His 2012 CD, Hammer & Wire was nominated for the Whisperings Album of the Year, 2012, as well as the SoloPiano.com “Contemporary/Modern” Album of the Year, 2012.
His single Water of Life reached the #23 spot on the Whisperings top 100 in 2012, and was one of 16 tracks included in the Whisperings Vol I: Music to Quiet Your World CD sampler released in 2011. Clockwork, the duet he composed and recorded with legendary pianist David Nevue, was released on Nevue’s critically acclaimed album, Winding Down in 2015.
Neil studied classical piano from the age of five through college. Graduating with honors from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance in 1994, he has since maintained his residence in his birthplace, Eugene, Oregon. In 1996 Neil began to work full-time as a musician in various capacities. He opened a private piano teaching studio in 1997, and now teaches 30 students in his home office and at New Hope Christian College in Eugene. He also serves as Pastor of Worship Arts at Emerald Bible Fellowship.
In his leftover time, he freelances, playing parties, concerts, and other special events, while also composing and arranging, and sometimes helping to arrange and produce music for other local artists. Neil performs regularly with his wife, Cathy, an accomplished flutist. They have been married since 1996 and have two children.
His first CD of original vocal music, Horizon, was released in 1998. Neil returned to the studio in 2007 to release Impromptu, a collection of solo piano pieces. His second solo piano collection, Hammer & Wire, was released in May of 2012. Between Shadow and Light, his third solo piano offering, was released in October, 2015. More projects are in development for release in 2016 and beyond.
"Unity" -- Music by Neil Patton
Videography by Mac Clark
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"Water of Life"
Neil Patton has been a featured artist on The Artist Gallery.com since February 15, 2016.