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Glenn Patscha
Glenn (* 1970 in Winnipeg) relocated to New Orleans in 1989 to study piano with Ellis Marsalis and Harold Battiste at The University Of New Orleans. He went on to play and record with many New Orleans icons young and old such as Earl Palmer, Victor Goines, Danny Barker, Brian Blade, Nicholas Payton, Jeremy Davenport and Leroy Jones.
In 1998, a recording and touring stint with Marianne Faithfull reignited an interest in composing and songwriting. After moving to New York City in 1998 Patscha started the critically acclaimed band Ollabelle. T Bone Burnett signed the band to his Columbia Records imprint DMZ in 2003.
Since living in New York he has recorded and performed with Levon Helm, Sheryl Crow, Bettye Lavette, The Holmes Brothers, Cubanismo, Madeline Peyroux, Roger Waters, Lizz Wright, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson and Loudon Wainwright among many others. He has also scored the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film "Sangre De Mi Sangre" with Brian Cullman, award winning Finnish Film "Kukkulan Kuningas - On Thin Ice" and a number of short films by photographer Mary Ellen Mark and Documentarian Martin Bell.
Recently Patscha has produced recordings for The Holmes Brothers and Marc Cohn. He has also recorded a beautiful debut album with his new band The Big Bright with Fiona McBain (Ollabelle) and Liz Tormes.
contact: patschamusic@gmail.com
homepage: www.glennpatscha.com
on tour Click on the logo to see Glenn's tour dates.


Liquid Spirit
Blue Note B001880002
recorded March/April 2013
Gregory Porter, vocals
Yosuke Sato, alto sax
Tivon Pennicott, tenor sax
Chip Crawford, piano
Glenn Patscha, Hammond B-3 organ
Aaron James, bass
Emanuel Harold, drums
Arts Nova Scotia
Ally Fiola, sax
Jeff Coffin, sax
Chris Mitchell, baritone sax
Simon Oakly, trombone
Addison Sowery-Quinn, sousaphone
Shvan Kaban, guitar
Glen Patscha, organ, piano, accordion
Andrew Miller, drums

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