Pat Senatore, the Artistic Director for Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz in Bel Air, California, performs there regularly and is a Fresh Sound Records artist, 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 Scott LaFaro 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.
He took his studies from the classroom to the rhythm section of various big bands. He toured the country with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. During his...