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Patrick Graham

Patrick Graham
Photo by Dominique Sicotte

Canadian multi-percussionist Patrick Graham blends tradition, experimentation, composition and improvisation in an exceptionally versatile approach that blurs boundaries. Patrick’s cross-cultural percussion style reflects his training in Western classical and contemporary music and his extensive explorations of Mediterranean, Irish, South Indian, and Japanese rhythms, including studies with teachers Pierre Béluse (Montréal), Glen Velez (New York), Carlo Rizzo (Grenoble), Trichy Sankaran (Toronto), and Taichi Ozaki (Tokyo). As a creator of projects such as the duo GaPa with Ganesh Anandan, and as a collaborator with groups such as Autorickshaw, On Ensemble, and La Nef, Patrick's unique sound reflects his experience in multiple genres of music and his profound fascination with the power of rhythm. Patrick is an endorser of Cooperman Drums and Schlagwerk Percussion

"...Percussionist Patrick Graham demonstrates astonishing versatility." -Yves Bernard, Ici

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