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					                              Patrick Boyle – Bio
                                     paddyjoeboyle@hotmail.com
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        Patrick Boyle is a versatile musician, composer, and improviser. Primarily known as a
trumpeter and guitarist in the jazz idiom, he also doubles on flugelhorn, dobro, electric bass,
ukulele and harmonica at a professional level.

        Andy Sheppard, host of CBC Radio After Hours says "Patrick has a sharp wit, a round
tone, and a wide-open musical sensibility. His music is filled with playfulness, humour,
intelligence, and light. Think Dave Douglas meets Yes meets The Chieftains over a few shots of
Newfoundland Screech and a good time was had by all. Patrick Boyle breathes new life into the
trumpet, teaching it to sing Celtic reels and African chants as if it was born to do so."

        Hold Out, his debut CD as a leader, was nominated for a 2006 ECMA for Best Jazz
Recording in addition to 4 MusicNL Award nominations. It features Curtis Andrews (drums, mbira,
udu) Brian Way (B3 organ) Duane Andrews (guitar) Bill Brennan (vibraphone) and Jenny Gear
(vocals on ‘Always On My Mind’).

         With a B.Mus. (Trumpet Performance) from the MUN (Memorial University of
Newfoundland) School of Music and an M.A. (Ethnomusicology) from York University, Patrick
successfully balances his academic and performing strengths. His graduate work at York
explores how performers negotiate degrees of spontaneity in their improvisations. Patrick was
awarded the Pantaleoni Prize for Best Student Paper at the 2001 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic
Chapter for the Society for Ethnomusicology (University of Pittsburgh). His research interests also
include improvisation and linguistic forms, jazz history/pedagogy, and bluegrass music. He has
taught courses in theory, musicianship, and jazz at the MUN School of Music.

          Patrick Boyle has studied trumpet with Dr. Donald Buell and Kevin Turcotte; guitar with
Gary Davis; improvisation with Casey Sokol; and composition with David Mott. Patrick has been
awarded funding from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Music Industry Association
of Newfoundland, and FACTOR to study, record, and tour. He has performed at the Montreal
International Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium, St. John’s Jazz Festival, the Atlantic Jazz
Festival, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, North American Folk Alliance, Canadian Music Week,
SXSW, Contact East, Halifax Celtic Feis, Great Canadian Music Dream, East Coast Music
Awards & the Juno Awards. He attended the 2004 Banff International Workshop in Jazz &
Creative Music (artistic director: Dave Douglas).

         Growing up on an island (Newfoundland, Canada), Patrick has developed a range of
talents in order to stay productive as a musician. As an in-demand session player, he appears on
over 30 recordings that span a variety of musical styles. Patrick has been commissioned to
compose and arrange music for several theatrical and television productions including the 2002
Juno Awards broadcast with Great Big Sea, To The Wall by actor/playwright Andy Jones, c2c
production of Authobahn, and the NL Arts Council Awards Show.

         There are several contrasting sides to Patrick Boyle. Sometimes he is the sharp-tongued,
flamboyant guitarist known as Reverend Cornbread in Trimmed Naval Beef: a suburban, rap ‘n'
roll band who amaze audiences with their cunning blend of musicianship and humor. As
trumpeter with funk/hip-hop/dance floor favorites The Discounts, Patrick consistently adds
poignant melodic statements and ankle-busting dance moves. Patrick's musicianship is never
constricted by instrument or style. As a result is a desirable sideman, supporting swing guitarist
Duane Andrews (trumpet/guitar), singer/songwriter Mark Bragg (trumpet), vocalist Jenny Gear,
Sherry Ryan, Colleen Power and fiddler Danette Eddy (trumpet/dobro) with subtlety and lyricism.
In addition, Patrick has performed with, recorded with, and/or supported a diverse assortment of
people including Mike Murley, Jean Martin, Doug Riley, Andrew Downing, Great Big Sea, Mickey
Dolenz (The Monkees), Bill Frisell, Bill Brennan, Casey Sokol, Dani Oore, Ron Hynes, Jesse
Zubot, Bedouin Sound Clash, David Usher, Joel Plaskett, Shaggy, Snow, Finger Eleven, The
Novaks, I Mother Earth, Tickle Harbour, The Black Auks and the Newfoundland Symphony
Orchestra among many others.

         Patrick is the founder and artistic director of Active-Vision, a monthly film/concert series
that combines live improvised performance with classic silent film presentations. He is currently
working on an album of traditional Newfoundland material, and will also record a duet record with
percussionist Curtis Andrews in 2006. Patrick enjoys writing music for that unites written and non-
written parameters. He has a voracious appetite for all types of music, including Astor Piazzolla,
Mahler, Beck, Joe Zawinul, Bach, Wayne Shorter, Sigur Ros, Bartok, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford
Brown, Stevie Wonder and Don Cherry. Aside from music, his other interests include in-line
skating (when weather cooperates) and collecting vintage video games (when it doesn't).

				
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