Bob Patin has been passionate about the piano since he was 5 years old. One of his childhood dreams was to work in recording studios; another was to perform on stages in front of large crowds. Still another was to get the chance to play with great musicians.
Bob has realized all of these dreams countless times.
While living in Nashville for 34 years, he was part of thousands of recording sessions, played with some of the finest musicians in the world; he's played for crowds as large as 90,000 people, played in 49 of 50 states, toured the world as a professional musician; he's played on stage, on national TV or in the studio with hundreds of well-known recording artists over the years.
Some of the great musicians Bob's played with include Larry Coryell, Bela Fleck, Buddy Emmons (who was a close friend), Steve Morse, Albert Lee, Bill Watrous, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Tommy Emmanuel, Joe Bonamassa, Nokie Edwards, David Clayton-Thomas (BS&T), just to name a few.
Bob's CDs have been bought by listeners from 5 continents. In addition to 14 CDs as an artist, he's played on hundreds (if not thousands) of CDs by artists in a wide variety of musical genres.
Bob started playing jazz piano when he was a teenager; after listening to blues for several years, he discovered jazz and found his musical place in the universe. His earliest influences included Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Leon Russell, Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis, Professor Longhair, Mose Allison and most of all, Bill Evans, who remains his greatest influence. During his career, he's had the opportunity to play with a huge array of well-known performers in all areas of music.