Patrick Noland: received classical piano instruction at St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL, under the direction of Sister Mary Vernardine Obertin. He studied the art of composition and improvisation at Naropa Institute, Boulder Colorado, under the tutelage of Ralph Towner and members of the group Oregon. His techniques were further developed with contributions from Art Lande and Charlie Haden, also at Naropa. Noland's synergy of classical structure and improvisational jazz was perfected during this and ongoing development. He has crafted his ethereal sound as a result of a degree in music and jazz improvisation. His music is melodic, enhanced with improvisations, with jazz grooves. While teaching in Chicago Public Schools as a music teacher, 1994-2015, Patrick recorded his first of four CDs, Gathering Light, 1994, with Ken Christianson and Julian Vereker for the Naim Label. Having retired from teaching, 2015, Patrick now pursues music full time spreading his message. He is currently recording a new project with Ken Christianson, Pro Musica, Chicago
Grazyna Aguscik asked Patrick to perform at the Chopin festival this year at Pro Music. In Patrick's excitement, he has arranged several Chopin tunes for Jazz trio, as well as a polish folk song.
Prelude Opus 28#4 once in our lives
Nocturne opus 9 #2 effortless
Fantasie Impromptu free
szla dzieweczka polish folk song peace