Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny Group

Pat Metheny Group

About Pat Metheny Group

Founded in 1977, the Pat Metheny Group was a jazz fusion troupe led by guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist Lyle Mays that featured an ever-changing lineup of musicians.

∙ Their 1979 album, American Garage, and 1982’s Offramp both reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Jazz LPs chart.
∙ They won 11 Grammy Awards, including five in the Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental category.
∙ “This Is Not America,” their 1985 synth-rock collaboration with David Bowie for the movie The Falcon and the Snowman, reached No. 32 on the US Pop charts.
∙ The Pat Metheny Group’s lineup has included award-winning Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, Cuban percussionist Luis Conte, and Argentinian musician Pedro Aznar.
∙ In 2015, the song “Last Train Home” was used as the closing theme for the Japanese anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.

  • HOMETOWN
    Lee's Summit, MO
  • BORN
    August 12, 1954

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