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Pat Senatore

Pat Senatore, the Artistic Director for Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz in Bel Air, CA, performs regularly and just released a CD, Ascensione, on Fresh Sound Records, which evolved over the last few years with his trio, featuring Josh Nelson on piano and Mark Ferber on drums.

It seems Senatore was destined to become a musician. It’s in his DNA. His father grew up in Compania, Italy, singing Neapolitan folk songs in theaters. Pat followed a family tradition and studied violin as a child but it was not until he took up the bass and heard Scotty La Faro did he know for sure he wanted to be a jazz musician. His passion for jazz was so strong that he left the Julliard School of Music in New York after two years because it did not recognize jazz at the time.

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