Chris Patterson resides in Nashville, TN where he stays very active in the music industry as a performer, clinician, session artist, composer, and educator. His musical diversity has landed him work with such noted artists as Aretha Franklin, Canadian superstar Johnny Reid, Lee Greenwood, The Dynamites, the Muzik Mafia (featuring Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Jon Nicholson, James Otto, Damien Horne, Kid Rock, and Shannon Lawson), JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic), Aimee Allen, Bare Jr., and many others. In addition to performing numerous clinics and masterclasses at schools, universities and drum events throughout the country, Chris has graced the pages of Modern Drummer Magazine, performed twice at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Singapore Drum Festival, and the Day of Drums.


As a solo artist, Chris has released his first album of original music entitled “Element.” Combining different musical genres and influences, “Element” is a steel-pan/percussion centered journey into World, Jazz, Funk, and Electronica. The album is available on iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon.

As a composer, Chris has works available through Pan Ramajay Productions. These include full steel band arrangements of original music from the “Element” EP and an upcoming book of 4 Solo Etudes for Circle of 5ths Tenor Pan.  Look for additional compositions coming soon.



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Notable Past Clinic/Masterclass Appearances:

Vanderbilt University Steel Band – Guest Artist

Western Illinois University Steel Band – Guest Artist/Clinician

Millikin University – Clinician

Middle Tennessee State University Steel Band – Guest Artist/Clinician

Belmont University Steel Band – Guest Artist

Travecca Nazarene University – Guest Artist/Clinician

PASIC – Performance with original group and in clinic with Johnny Rabb

Timber Creek H.S. (Orlando, FL) – Guest Artist/Clinician

Singapore Drum Festival with Johnny Rabb

Day of Drums – Clinician alongside Luis Conte, Johnny Rabb, Kenny Arnoff, Bill Bachman, and Rafael Pereia