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Patrick Boyle


PATRICK BOYLE (Trumpet) Born in Newfoundland, Patrick Boyle earned a Bachelor of Music from Memorial University in 2000 and a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology from York University in 2002. He also holds a D.M.A. in Performance from the University of Toronto.

Patrick is currently an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Victoria. An active clinician, he has adjudicated music festivals across Canada and has been a regular columnist for Canadian Musician magazine. In 2013, Patrick was a Visiting Scholar at Massey College at the University of Toronto.

As an in-demand session player, Patrick can be heard on more than forty-five recordings. He has performed with Duane Andrews, Curtis Andrews, Mike Billard, Bill Brennan, Uri Caine, Bill Coon, Ajtony Csaba, Mike Downes, Andrew Downing, Mark Duggan, Bill Frisell, Great Big Sea, Hey! Rosetta, Ingrid Jensen, Jeff Johnston, Kirk MacDonald, Jon McCaslin, Mike Murley, John Nugent, Fred Penner, Tim Ries, Casey Sokol, Ernie Tollar, Tom Van Seters, Jim Vivian, and Ken Whitely in styles ranging from gospel to rock to bluegrass. He is a regular member of the Kelby McNayr Quintet, Oliver Swain's Big Machine, Duane Andrews Quartet, The Discounts, Neil Conway & the Something Family, and Mark Bragg & the Butchers. Patrick has performed across North America, Europe, and Australia.

Patrick has released three acclaimed albums under his name: Hold Out (2005), Still No Word (2008); and Rock Music (2010) with percussionist Curtis Andrews. As a composer, Patrick composes music for film, television, radio, and theatre and also creates original live soundtracks for silent films and video game presentations.