The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra is an eclectic musical ensemble - with strong roots in jazz - formed by composer Patrick Kelly in 1990. Pat has been writing original, eclectic music for over 30 years. The goal of the group is to blend aspects of jazz, rock, Latin, funk, European "serious" music, and avant garde "free" music and to communicate musical thoughts on a high artistic and technical level [Psycho- of the mind; Acoustic - of hearing]. Comprised of 13 of the area's best musicians, The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra has performed at jazz festivals, in clubs, at schools and theaters. The PAO has released 2 highly acclaimed CDs, SUPREME THING (1994) and REACTIVATION (1996).
Trumpets - Hank Mautner, Jeff Folkens, Kim Pensyl
Trombones - Clarence Pawn, Marc Fields, Gary Langhorst
Saxophones - Rick VanMatre, Steve Hoskins, Garin Webb, Joe Gaudio
Acoustic and electric basses - Mike Sharfe
Drums - Marc Wolfley
Piano/Synthesizers/Composer/Arranger - Pat Kelly
The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra will next perform at The Blue Wisp Jazz Club
on Friday, May 31 at 8pm.
Listen to samples. (May take a minute to load.)
Pat Kelly interview by Bob Nave on WVXU.