About

Philadelphia based pianist, Patrick Fink, has performed with Benny Golson, Karrin Allyson, Nicholas Payton, Wycliffe Gordon, Ralph Lalama, Larry McKenna, Mary Ellen Desmond, and others. Patrick was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and started studying classical piano at age five. He took up jazz piano and came to Philadelphia to study at Temple University. There Patrick had the opportunity to learn from great musicians such as Bruce Barth, Ben Schachter, Terell Stafford, Greg Kettinger, Joanna Pascale, Mike Frank, and others. Most of the legends that Patrick has performed with were through the Temple University Big Bands.

Before moving to Philadelphia, Patrick studied with Ron Bickel (Duquesne University) and Ralph Zitterbart (Carnegie Mellon University). 

Patrick currently studies with Tom Lawton and gigs regularly in the Philadelphia area as a leader, soloist, and sideman. 

Aside from performing, Patrick teaches piano at the Lawrenceville and Pennington schools and accompanies choirs at the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale and Rancocas Valley high school. He also writes about music for Actual Proof.