Brian Patneaude Quartet
Brian Patneaude (saxophone)
Rob Lindquist (piano)
Mike DelPrete (bass)
Danny Whelchel (drums)
The Brian Patneaude Quartet was formed in 2002 and currently features pianist Rob Lindquist, bassist Jarod Grieco, and drummer Danny Whelchel. Their music is an organic blend of modern jazz styles, featuring accessible melodies and harmonic textures that appeal to the casual listener and jazz aficionado alike.
The groups close-knit musical relationship and seamless interplay is a result of performances at the Kingston International Jazz Festival, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival and countless clubs and concert halls throughout the Northeast including an eight and a half year weekly residency at Albany's premiere jazz club - Justin's.
The quartet has been repeatedly cited as Best Jazz Group by the writers and readers of Metroland magazine and has gained increasing attention, both nationally and abroad. Tracks from the groups five CDs on WEPA Records - All Around Us (2012), Riverview (2009), As We Know It (2007), Distance (2005) and Variations (2002) - have been played on over 50 radio stations worldwide, including the nationally syndicated Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke and Listen Here! hosted by Neil Tesser & Mark Ruffin.