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Pat Metheny

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Net worth 2018: $245 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Lee's Summit
Country: United States
BirthDay: 12 August 1954
Sigh: Virgo
Education: 1972 - Lee's Summit High School, University of Miami

Pat Metheny was bornon 12 August 1954 in Lee's Summit, American, is Guitarist. Patrick Bruce 'Pat' Metheny is an American jazz guitarist and composer who is acknowledged as one of the greatest contemporary musicians owing to his versatility on any instrument. He is a multi-Grammy winning jazz fusion guitarist known for incorporating pop music and traditional jazz with the help of technology. He has spent most of his life touring and averages between 120-240 shows a year since he began touring over 30 years ago, some for his own projects and some for other artists. Coming from a musical lineage, he was proficient in playing the trumpet and the guitar by the age of 15. During high school he played the French horn for the half-time marching band for academic credits and gave jazz performances in Kansas City. His accomplishments as a musician are unique, but his feats as a music educator are no less. He became the youngest teacher at the Miami University and also at the Berklee College of Music. At Berklee's, under the guidance of vibraphonist Gary Burton he became known as a teenage prodigy. Eventually he went on to found the Pat Metheny Group which also featured the pianist Lyle Mays; Mays would become his frequent collaborator and their professional relationship has spanned over 25 years and 15 albums.


$245 Million


The band became the new 'Pat Metheny Unity Group' in 2013 and had a new member, Italian composer and multi instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi


In 2012, he formed a quartet named 'Unity Band' with drummer Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams and saxophone-player Chris Potter, and they toured the Europe and the US


Metheny’s solo album, ‘Secret Story’, as well as The Pat Metheny Group's albums ‘Still Life (Talking)’ and ‘Letter from Home’ went onto become Gold records, while the live performances of the group’s album ‘The Way Up’ received standing ovations in almost 90 concerts during their 2005 world tour


Their next album was 'Speaking of Now' (2002) and it featured several younger musicians including drummer Antonio Sanchez, trumpet player Cuong Vu, and bassist-vocalist-guitarist and percussionist Richard Bona


The albums 'We Live Here' (1995), 'Quartet' (1996) and 'Imaginary Day' (1997) were referred to by Metheny and Mays as the triptych


They followed it up with the album 'Letter From Home' (1989)


Their album 'Still Life (Talking)' (1987) combined Brazilian jazz-influenced harmonies with jazz, folk and pop elements


The group's next releases were the albums ‘Travels’ (1983), ‘First Circle’ (1984) and ‘The Falcon and the Snowman’ (1985)


Their next album 'Offramp' (1982) was their first recording to win a Grammy Award


The group's second album, 'American Garage' (1979) turned out to be a huge success and the album ranked No


The group's first album 'Pat Metheny Group' (1978) was released on the ECM label


He created a jazz fusion group called 'Pat Metheny Group' in 1977, in which he was the guitarist, composer and the bandleader, while Lyle Mays played the roles of keyboardist and composer


His debut album, 'Bright Size Life' (1975) was launched in collaboration with Pastorius and drummer Bob Moses, and his second album 'Watercolours' (1977) featured pianist Lyle Mays, bassist Eberhard Weber and drummer Danny Gottlieb


In 1969, he won a Down Beat scholarship to a one-week jazz camp and met guitarist Attila Zoller


Pat Metheny was born on August 12, 1954 in Lee's Summit, Missouri into a musical family

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