Guest Artist Bio
Patrick Lamb is one of those ex-traordinary performers who combine raw talent and energy with a singular ability to captivate an audience with his charm, sincerity and pure magnetism. His focus as a saxophonist, songwriter and performing artist is "Old School" R&B, soul with a flavor of jazz. He combines the influences of funk, soul, R&B and a flavor of jazz to create his own unique sound as a performer and a songwriter.
Lamb has performed and toured with Vangaurd Recording Artist and Grammy-winner Diane Schuur. He also tours worldwide with legendary R&B vocalists Bobby Caldwell, Gino Vannelli and Jeff Lorber. He has been honored with numerous awards starting with an acclaimed best soloist performance at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, resulting in a performance with Lionel Hampton. He has won three Muddy awards voted on by the NW music community and was a finalist in the Rockstar Mix It Up contest. In addition to his music based awards, Lamb's production company was given the Spirit of Portland and the Caring Heart award for his contributions giving back to the community. In 1996 and 1997 he was invited to perform at the White House during the holiday Congressional VIP Tours and was in attendance at "The Peace on Earth Celebration," leading to a meeting with President Clinton.
Over the past few years Lamb has focused on his own recording career as both a songwriter and performer. He completed six studio albums and produced an award winning show Let The Good Times Roll, A Tribute To Ray Charles. A Tribute debuted at the 2005 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, and the 15 piece big band all-star group released a CD produced by Lamb at the 2006 festival.
Lamb's latest solo project, It's All Right Now, was released in July 2011, and was produced and co-written by Jeff Lorber. Lamb's new solo vocal CD bridges together his love of funk, R&B, soul and jazz. This CD features an all-star cast of musicians including Alex Al (Michael Jackson), Little John Roberts (Janet Jackson), Dave Weckl (Chick Corea, Robert Plant, Diana Ross), Michael White (Steely Dan), Dwight Sills (Anita Baker, Babyface, Kirk Whalum) and many others.
Lamb has appeared on other recordings with Gino Vannelli, Jeff Lorber, Tom Grant, Eddie Martinez, Dave Weckel, Nathan East, Ricky Lawson, 'Little John' Roberts, Alex Al, Bill Cunliffe, Tony Madian, Curt Bisquera, Herman Jackson, Mel Brown, Marlon McClain, Nate Phillips, George Mitchell, Paul deLay, John Raymond, Paul Jackson Jr., Tony Gable and many others.
Lamb also demonstrates a deep sense of community awareness and civic responsibility. He has performed for numerous fundraisers to raise consciousness about the loss of funding for the arts in public schools. In addition, he has been involved with major civic efforts to raise money for the America Diabetes Association, Oregon Food Bank, the American Cancer Society, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, The Christie School and the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington.