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Pianist Pat Kelly has performed in nightclubs, restaurants, in private homes, and for wedding, anniversary and birthday celebrations for over 40 years. His delicate pianistic touch, lyrical musical ideas, extensive repertoire, and variety of styles make his music the perfect accompaniment for your event: Music that is classy and substantial.


Pat was the original house pianist at Cincinnati's fabled Blue Wisp Jazz Club at its inception in 1978 and he earned a degree in Musical Composition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1984. He has worked professionally as jazz pianist, church music director, organist and as Adjunct Professor at Xavier University. He is the founder of the eclectic 13-piece PsychoAcoustic Orchestra (since 1992), which has been named best "big band" by Cincinnati Magazine and also by Cincinnati CityBeat Magazine. He has served as producer for J Curve Records in Cincinnati and has produced special projects including "Skyline Chili 50th Anniversary" CD, and"Hidden Treasures - A Tribute to King Records". Pat Kelly composed the score for the 2008 feature film "Artworks" which was filmed in Cincinnati by director Jim Amatulli. He recently returned from an October 2017 tour of Russia with vocalist Mandy Gaines.

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A repertoire that runs the gamut from very old American standards (from the era of Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald - as more currently interpreted by Michael Buble, Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall) to more recent pop hits by the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and others, is peformed in a manner that fits your occasion, as interactice or unobtrusive as you like.

His extensive repertoire may be accessed here.

* Any song not included on the list can be prepared in advance for a nominal fee.

Pat Kelly can augment his performance with additional musicians. Please e-mail for additional information).

Piano and vocalist
Piano and woodwind
Piano and bass
Trio of piano, bass and drums
Trio of piano, sax/flute and bass
Quartet of piano, sax/flute, bass and drums
Quartet of piano, bass, drums and vocalist
Quintet of piano, bass, drums, sax/flute and vocalist

 

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Upcoming Engagements

Sunday, January 14 from 7-10pm at Urban Artifact with PsychoAcoustic Orchestra

Friday, January 26 from 9pm-12:30am - at Schwartz's Point w/Justin Dawson-bass, TBA - drums

Saturday, January 27 from 9pm-midnight at Washington Platform w/quartet

Friday, February 2 at 6pm Winter Blues & Heritage Fest w/ DejaVu MJQ

Friday, February 2 at 7:15pm Winter Blues & Heritage Fest w/ Organ Quartet

Sunday, February 18 from 7:30-10:30pm at The Greenwich with PsychoAcoustic Orchestra

Saturday, February 24 from 9pm-midnight at Washington Platform w/Eugene Goss Quartet

Saturday, March 3 at Turpin High School Jazz Fest with PsychoAcoustic Orchestra

Sunday, March 18 from 7:30-10:30pm at The Greenwich with PsychoAcoustic Orchestra

Thursday, April 12 from 7-10pm at Cafe Vivace w/Pat Kelly Trio

Saturday, April 21 from 9pm-midnight at Washington Platform w/Mike Wade Quartet

Sunday, April 29 from 7-10pm at Urban Artifact with PsychoAcoustic Orchestra

Saturday, June 19 from 2-4pm at Downtown Cincinnati Library with PsychoAcoustic Orchestra