John Patitucci

John Patitucci ( born December 22, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American jazz bassist.


Patitucci began at the age of ten years playing bass guitar, with twelve years followed first compositions, with fifteen years of double bass and a year later the piano. He studied classical bass at San Francisco State University and Long Beach State University and began his career in 1980 as a studio musician in Los Angeles. There Patitucci quickly made ​​a name due to its exceptional technical and stylistic security.

As a studio musician, he has played with artists such as BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Was (Not Was ), Dave Grusin, Natalie Cole, Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah, Sting, Gerardo Núñez, The Manhattan Transfer and Carly Simon.


  • John Patitucci, GRP Records, 1988
  • On the Corner, GRP Records, 1989
  • Sketchbook, GRP Records, 1990
  • Heart of the bass, Stretch Records, 1992
  • Another World, GRP Records, 1993
  • Mistura fina, GRP Records, 1995
  • One More Angel, Concord Records, 1997
  • Now, Concord Records, 1998
  • Imprint, Concord Records, 2000
  • Communion, Concord Records, 2001
  • Songs, Stories & Spirituals, Concord Records, 2003
  • Line by Line, Concord Records, 2006
  • Remembrance, Concord Records, 2009