Patrick Barnitt is an American singer, composer, producer, and actor. He has performed and/or recorded with such jazz luminaries as Howlett Smith, Larry Gales, Wilfred Middlebrook, George Gaffney, Terence Blanchard, Laura Pursell, Paul McDonald, Stephan Oberhoff, Tamir Hendelman, Christoph Lutey, Everette Harp, Cesar Benitez, Maiya Sykes, Larry Koonse, Ron Eschete, Dean Koba, Dori Amarilio, Stephan Oberhoff, Celso Alberti, George Stone, Laura Dickinson, Kenna Ramsey, Christine Nelson, Meloney Collins, Duane Benjamin, Gary Ferguson, Bill Armstrong, Joel Scott, Rusty Higgins, Billy Paul, Kendall Kay, Robert Kyle, Tony Guerrero, John Rodby, Ron Anthony, Barry Zweig, Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, and Frank Devito, to name a few. He regularly performs at the famous Hollywood rat-pack lounge, The Dresden Room with the famed duo, Marty and Elayne Roberts, immortalized in the film, “Swingers”.
His debut record, When The Time Is Right, was produced by legendary songwriter/pianist, Howlett Smith and featured the Tamir Hendelman trio. It was released in Asia in 2003 by Universal Records. The song Look Around You Girl, appeared on a compilation, Nice n Easy, in the Philippines in 2005 alongside tunes by Norah Jones, Michael Buble.
His most recent singles, “My Funny Valentine”, “One for My Baby” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” were produced by acclaimed producer, multi-instrumentalist, Stephan Oberhoff. They are now available on ITunes and Spotify.
His brand new album, Sway, is a big band record featuring the Paul McDonald Big Band. It will be available worldwide on July 8th. The vocals were recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios. The record features a brand new composition, ACL Blues, co-written with McDonald who is also a producer on the record. Trumpeter/Bijon Watson, Saxophonist/Rusty Higgins, Grammy nominated saxophonist/Everette Harp and drummer/Celso Alberti are just a few of the notable musicians featured on the album. The record includes new versions of music by The Doors, Chicago, and standards such as Dean Martin’s Sway and Sinatra’s, Please Be Kind. Well known jazz vocalist, Laura Pursell, appears on two tracks.
Patrick has performed for the likes of, Kiefer Sutherland, Christopher Cross, Michael Feinstein, Ethan Hawke, Vince Vaughn, Les McCann, Eric Singer, Putter Smith, Stephen Merchant, John Favreau, Chris Pine, Noah Wiley, Jason Segel, John Mahoney, Courtney Cox, David Arquette.