04.01.13Willard Jenkins article about the Brubeck festival 2013

Check out this nice article by jazz journalist Willard Jenkins!

03.28.13Journalist Howard Mandel article on Brubeck Festival 2013

Here's a great article about our recent Brubeck Jazz Festival written by Howard Mandel. He's a Chicago-born and New York-based writer, editor, author, arts producer for National Public Radio — for more than 30 years, a freelance arts journalist
working on newspapers, magazines and websites, appearing on tv and radio, teaching at New York University and elsewhere. Howard is also president of the Jazz Journalists Association.

12.17.12Stockton Record (Newspaper) asks Patrick 10 Questions

Check out this Sunday, Dec. 16th article with the Stockton Record.

12.11.12Scientific American interview with Patrick about Brubeck

Check it out!

12.06.12Patrick's interview with KQED re: Dave Brubeck's passing

09.26.12Patrick Langham endorses RS Berkeley Saxophones

Patrick joins the RS Berkley artist roster! These are truly great horns with character and quality construction. I'm excited about joining their team! Check out the Youtube video link.

09.04.12Patrick Langham Quintet to perform at 2013 JEN Conference

The PLQ has been invited to perform at the 4th annual Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta, GA on Jan. 2, 2013!

08.18.122012 Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony TV Feature

The Summer Jazz Colony received some publicity from Good Day Sacramento. The clip features colonists performing and a short interview with Simon Rowe, Patrick Langham, & Brian Kendrick.

02.13.12We're starting a new Jazz Club in Stockton-Take 5!

Follow link to article from Stockton Record newspaper. Grand Opening on Valentines Night!

01.25.12"Take 5" Jazz Club to open in Stockton, CA

Feb. 14, 2012 (Valentine's Day) will be opening night for the new "Take 5" Jazz Club. This venture is a joint effort between the Brubeck Institute and Valley Brewing Co.
Stay tuned for more info. about tickets and artists!
"Take 5" is located at 157 W Adams St Stockton, CA 95204-5337

09.07.11Langham awarded Sabbatical for Fall 2011 Semester

During the Fall 2011 semester I will be composing new jazz compositions for my next recording. Additionally, I'll be sharing those works with students in the Jazz Arranging & Composition class at Pacific and having them create their own pieces based off the concepts used. For inspiration, I will be staying at a beautiful log cabin in TN, a gorgeous home in the Carmel/Monterey area, & a stay on (literally) Lake Tahoe!! Unreal!! Thanks to everyone who helped make these things happen. I'll try to let the music do the talking!

07.19.11Patrick Langham at Garlic Brothers in Village West Marina

Patrick Langham will be performing with his quartet this Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Garlic Brothers in Stockton, CA. The first set begins at 9:00 PM and will feature a showcase of mainstream and contemporary jazz styles. Free Admission. Garlic Brothers is located at 6629 Embarcadero Dr, Stockton, CA 95219. See ya there!

05.19.11Langham promoted to full Professor

Recently, I received my promotion appointment letter to full Professor of Music. This was a year long review process and moves me to the highest rank that faculty earn. I'm humbled and appreciative of the support I've received at University of the Pacific. I'm blessed to work with outstanding students and colleagues who motivate and inspire me on a daily basis.

02.16.11Review of performance at JB's Lounge (Sacramento, CA) on Sun. Feb. 13, 2011 by Vivian Lee

Sunday night Joe Mazzaferro brought Cannonball Adderley to life and I'm sure the man was smiling down from heaven at this beautiful tribute to him, his brother Nat and their music. With Brendan Lowe on piano, Guilio Cetto on bass, Brian Kendrick on drums, Patrick Langham on alto sax and of course Joe on Trumpet, the music and arrangements were tight, lyrical and so on point. Starting the night with Cole Porter's "What is This Thing Called Love", and moving from there through composition written by the Adderley brothers as well as members of their band and others. Performing songs with titles like Nat's Never Say Yes, and Cannonball's Sack of Woe and Nippon Soul, the group paid major homage the legendary giants. I was able to join them and sing a tune written by Nat - "The Old Country", which I assumed was written about long ago immigrants, but only recently, through a book I just finished, came to find out was written about the Great Migration of 1917-1970's from the South to the North and West. Very profound lyrics. Patrick Langham played a sweet rendition of We'll Be Together Again, that put all of the soulful longing that the words to this song evoke. The evening closed with The Work Song and everyone took a piece of this one and built and added to the "conversation" on the stage and with the last note brought everyone to their feet in great appreciation of this wonderful tribute to Cannonball Adderley.

I have said this so many times before and will continue to say it. The groups that come to JB's step to the stage with fantastic projects that need to be heard. So I will continue to let you all know that these shows, each and every one of them, are shows that are not to be missed. Great things happen every week on the stage at JB's Lounge and we have a lot more great things to come. So make your plans to join us and tell your friends and bring your friends, and your children, who are always welcome to Sunday Evening Jazz.

10.22.10Get Tickets for Pacific Jazz Fundraiser "Straight, No Chaser"


The Pacific Jazz Ensemble will hold a fundraiser to help this outstanding group travel to jazz festivals such as the Monterey Jazz Festival's “Next Generation Festival."

Throughout the history of jazz, traveling with an eighteen-piece big band has always been a difficult task financially. To tackle this challenge, the University of the Pacific Jazz Ensemble will present a fundraising event to draw both fans of jazz and new supporters interested in a fun night out to an evening of card games, food, spirits, and great jazz titled “Straight, No Chaser."

“Straight, No Chaser" will provide guests a steak dinner, scotch sampling, numerous card tables for playing poker/blackjack, and jazz performed by students, faculty, and special guest saxophonist Jeff Clayton of the Clayton Hamilton Orchestra (a famous Los Angeles-based big band). The event will take place in Stockton at Valley Brewing Company (157 W Adams Street) on Saturday, November 20, 2010, 6-9 PM. There will be raffle items and prizes for card game winners. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at Valley Brewing Company or purchased online at go.pacific.edu/musictickets
All proceeds will benefit the University of the Pacific Jazz Ensemble program fund.

Patrick Langham is Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music.

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If you’d like more information about this event, or to interview Patrick Langham, please call 209-403-0663 or email plangham@pacific.edu

09.12.10New Single "Since You" Available for Download!

We it's here! The new single "Since You" is available for digital download through CD Baby. Check it out, Write a review, Tell me (and others) what you think about it!
The accompanying musicians include pianist Aaron Garner, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet, and drummer Sylvia Cuenca. ENJOY!

08.23.10New Originals Recorded with Special Guests!

Patrick Langham recently recorded some new original material with regular pianist Aaron Garner and special guests bassist Essiet Essiet & drummer Sylvia Cuenca! More information and samples coming soon.

07.10.10"The Birthday Concert" July 10th at Onlock Sam in Stockton!

Join us for my "Birthday Concert" on Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:30 PM at Onlock Sam! This will be a great night with incredible music! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Onlock Sam is located at 333 S. Sutter St. Stockton, CA. Joining me will be pianist Aaron Garner, bassist Chris Amberger, & drummer Mike Quig.

05.18.10New Video on YouTube of Sacramento Jazz Orch performing "Sequential Thoughts"


05.08.10Patrick Langham Quartet honoring Mother's Day with Onlock Sam Concert on May 8th!

Please join us for a wonderful concert honoring Mother's Day. The show is 7:30 PM Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Onlock Sam in downtown Stockton!

Performing in the quartet are Patrick Langham (sax), Aaron Garner (piano), Kerry Kashiwagi (bass) and Mike Quig (drums).

The band will be performing two sets of music ranging from blues, ballads, latin, swing & original compositions.

Tickets for the performance are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before showtime.

Onlock Sam is located at:
333 South Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95203-3508

This is a wonderful opportunity to treat that special person to dinner and Jazz for Mother's Day.

Hope to see you there!

04.20.10New Video on YouTube featuring Patrick with SJO!

Check out this new clip on YouTube. I'm performing Bob Brookmeyer's arrangement of Skylark with the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra. Enjoy!

04.15.10Stockton Record newspaper article on Pacific Jazz Ensemble performance at Next Generation Festival

Check out this article about the Pacific Jazz Ensemble performance at the 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival "Next Generation Festival"!

03.29.10Patrick has become a member of the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra!

I'm pleased to be a part of this outstanding ensemble. The band recently played a concert with trombonist Wycliff Gordon & it was incredible! Check out the website & a show.

02.23.10University of the Pacific Jazz Ensemble selected as Finalists in "NGF"

Congratulations to all my students for being selected as a finalist in the 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival-"Next Generation Festival"! The Pacific Jazz Ensemble was selected as one of 6 College big bands to perform. The festival runs April 9-11, 2010 in Monterey, CA. Pacific will perform under my direction on April 11, 2010 at 2:30PM in the Monterey Conference Center. I'm proud to work with such talented students. CONGRATULATIONS! Go Tigers!!

02.27.09Langham named Adjudicator for Middle School Division of MJF Next Generation Festival

In addition to his ensemble performing in the College Division, Langham will also serve as one of the adjudicators for Middle School Division of MJF Next Generation Festival.

02.19.09New Article about Langham in the Stockton Record

The Record ran a nice article about my efforts of developing the local jazz scene, teaching, and the new recording. Check it out!
Thanks Tony!

02.04.09Pacific Jazz Ensemble selected as finalist for Next Generation Festival

I'm thrilled to share news that the Pacific Jazz Ensemble has again been selected as a finalist in the 2009 Monterey Jazz Festivals' "Next Generation Festival"!

This is an extreme honor & outstanding recognition for the institution and our Jazz Studies program.

Only 6 university groups are invited from a national pool with some international ensembles submitting for placement.

Pacific participated in 2007 and placed second overall.

01.22.09Langham to be Clinician/Adjudicator for 39th Annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival

Patrick Langham has been invited to be clinician/adjudicator for the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival. The largest event of its kind in the nation, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival brings together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians, and over 300 college, high school, and middle school big bands, combos, and jazz vocal groups from across the country. Each year, over 7,000 participants enjoy the main stage concerts, after-hours sessions, daytime performances, and the many educational workshop sessions. Featured artists include Chris Potter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, & the Mingus Big Band.

12.03.08Langham featured in magazine article!

Elegant Lifestyles (the Central Valley's Luxury Magazine) published a December 2008 spotlight article on Patrick Langham entitled "I Am San Joaquin". I'm honored to be included and hope that it introduces others to the music. Thank you Carrie Sass!

09.18.08Kaiser Permanente supports "Grown Up Listening"

The Patrick Langham Quartet has been contracted by Kaiser Permanente to participate in feature performances for regional medical facilities in Stockton CA, Tracy CA, Manteca CA, & Modesto CA during October 2008. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente has purchased 400 copies of "Grown Up Listening" for distribution at each event to employees !! Special Thanks to Nelda Trejo & the various Kaiser staff who heard the band perform at The Matinee.
Check the itinerary section of this site for dates/times.

08.24.08"Grown Up Listening" is being played on KXJZ-Sacramento!

Grown Up Listening has been added to the playlist of Capital Public Radio KXJZ-Sacramento. It has been included in the Excellence in Jazz program featuring "The Giants of Mainstream Jazz plus today's most exciting straight-ahead emerging artists with contemporary vocals and spices of Blues and Latin Jazz."
Listen to KXJZ 90.9 Sacramento or listen online anywhere! Thanks Gary Vercelli and all the Jazz Announcers for keepin' it swingin'!

07.07.08Cleveland Daily Banner Article

Follow the link to read an article from the Sunday, July 6, 2008 newspaper of my hometown in Cleveland, TN!

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06.12.08"Grown Up Listening" now available from Amazon.com!

Visit the Purchase section of this site and follow the Amazon.com link!

05.21.08New CD Review from 209 Vibe Newspaper (CA)

Check out the May 2008 CD Review from 209 Vibe about "Grown Up Listening" (reprinted in the Review section of this site)

04.03.08"Grown Up Listening" Now Available on ITunes!

Visit the Purchase section of this site and follow the ITunes link!

03.31.08CD Release Party was HUGE Success!

The CD Release Party this past Saturday was packed. We sold out at The Matinee and lots of people went home with the new cd "Grown Up Listening". For those who could not get seated, please come to our April 12th show and you will receive the same drink special and discounted CD. Special guests in attendance included Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets), Pacific Faculty/Staff, and several city business leaders.

03.29.08CD Release Party is Scheduled!!

Mark your calendars for the first release of "Grown Up Listening"! The party will be at The Matinee Bar & Grill, 1825 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA. We are all really excited about this record and think you will enjoy having it as a part of your collection. It's also historically significant due to being the final studio performance by saxophonist Frank Morgan! I'm honored by Frank's musical support. Come join the PARTY!

03.21.08Free Video Added of Patrick & Frank Morgan!

Check out the free downloads section for a video of Patrick and Frank Morgan performing "Life Talkin' With Frank" from the new CD "Grown Up Listening"!

03.16.08New recording "Grown Up Listening" Now Available at DigStation as digital download!

This recording follows my journey from the south to California. It features originals, standards, compositions by southern masters, and a fitting Dave Brubeck tune. Of historical significance, this recording features the final studio appearance by bebop master Frank Morgan! Visit the Purchase section of this site and follow the link! Thanks for listening.

11.22.07New CD Coming Early 2008!

Wow! In a few months my new CD will hit the streets! It features an amazing band with truly special guests. The music was recorded in Aug. 2007 and engineered by John Schimpf! The sound is incredible. The cast includes:
Patrick Langham: Alto & Soprano Sax
Brian Chahley: Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Joe Gilman: Piano
Chris Amberger: Bass
Brian Kendrick: Drums

With Special Guests:
Marvin Stamm: Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Frank Morgan: Alto Sax
Essiet Essiet: Bass

The theme of the record reflects my musical journey. The majority of music features southern artists and composers with a nod to my migration west and association with Dave Brubeck & the Institute with the inclusion of his tune "Unisphere"! Please check back often for updates about the CD release!!