Live Roots Reggae Dub + Afrobeat +Jazz + Psych = Fog Dub
San Francisco Mime Troupe
Multi instrumentalist with the Tony winning political theater in it's 60th year
12 piece funk/afrobeat/prog band based in Oakland.
Psychedelic and Avant Garde jazz based in the North Bay
Old School Jazz Quintet. Hosting an underground Sunday late night session for years running. Also available for restaurants private events, and clubs.
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
First cutting his teeth in San Francisco with the swing and ska revival scenes of the late nineties, Patrick Byers has not slowed since. While touring with numerous groups, he concurrently earned his Jazz Performance degree from Sonoma State University. Out of college, Patrick made the switch to performing Afrobeat, funk and world music, touring the country and beyond with many of the Bay Area's top Afrobeat bands. As the music industry changed and touring became less profitable, his focus switched to becoming one of the most in-demand baritone saxophonists in Northern California, as well as adding flute, guitars, clarinet, alto saxophone, percussion, and melodica to his arsenal. Specializing in Jazz, West African, Funk, Caribbean, Classical, Rock, Blues, and New Orleans style music, Patrick continues to play with a constantly evolving and diverse group of musicians and bands.
From the subtle and sensual, to the fiery and fantastic, Patrick Byers displays a timeless breadth and style that is often lacking amongst today's modern musical landscapes.
SF Jazz Festival
Montreal Jazz Festival
Great American Music Hall
The Highball Lounge
High Sierra Music Festival
Mardi Gras (New Orleans)
Alaskan State Fair
The Good Foot
The Bentley Reserve
The Regency Ballroom