Birth Place: Lee's Summit. Missouri, United States
Years Active: 1974 - present
Genres: Jazz, Jazz Fusion, World Fusion, Pop Music, Progressive Rock
Patrick Bruce "Pat" Metheny (born August 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and composer. One of the most successful and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to come to prominence in the 1970s and '80s, he is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, post-bop, latin jazz and jazz fusion. He is the brother of jazz flugelhornist and journalist Mike Metheny. To date Metheny has collected 17 Grammy Awards. In 1974 he made his recording debut on two sessions for pianist Paul Bley's and Carol Goss' Improvising Artists label, along with fretless electric bassist Jac...
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