Pat Kelley has recorded eight CD’s as a leader, toured in more than thirty countries as a performer, worked as a Los Angeles studio guitarist on hundreds of sessions for records, television, commercials, and motion pictures, and composed more than one hundred songs that have been commercially recorded.
Pat has performed with Natalie Cole, George Benson, Tom Scott, David Benoit, Dave Brubeck, John Pisano, Herb Ellis, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Richard Elliot, Dave Koz, Al Jarreau, Gregg Karukas, Bill Cantos, Keiko Matsui, Nickel Creek, B. B. King, Ronnie Laws, Hubert Laws, Jose Feliciano, Eric Marienthal, Olivia Newton John, Stix Hooper, Randy Crawford, Melissa Manchester, and Burt Bacharach.
Pat was the house guitarist for several years on the Merv Griffin, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Carol Burnett television shows. He has also performed with symphony orchestras in San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Tulsa, Denver, San Antonio, Auckland, Nashville and Toledo.
In June 2003, Pat was honored in his hometown of Tulsa and his home state of Oklahoma by being inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Pat joined the ranks of past inductees such as Charlie Christian, Chet Baker, Barney Kessel, Oscar Pettiford, Dave Brubeck, and Lester Young.
Pat is also an active producer and engineer. He is the founder of the Artsong Music CD label.
Pat holds a full time teaching position in the Studio/Jazz Guitar Department at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles.
Pat Kelley Recordings:
In The Moment (2002)
3 Guitars Live at the Jazz Bakery (2002)
The Road Home (1994, re-released in 2002)
Moonlight Dance (1998)
Good News (1997)
High Heels (1990)
I’ll Stand Up (1989)
Views of the Future (1987)