Patrick Booth

Music Theory/Jazz/Improvisation

Patrick Booth is a saxophonist, composer, and educator based in the beautiful Upper
Peninsula of Michigan. A dynamic performer in both improvisation and classical
settings, he holds degrees in classical saxophone and education from Central Michigan
University where he studied with John Nichol, as well as a graduate degree in
Improvisation from the University of Michigan, where he studied with the late Geri Allen,
Andrew Bishop, Ellen Rowe, and Ed Sarath. He teaches at Northern Michigan University.

He has most recently been a featured performer and teacher with Wadada Leo Smith
and David Liebman, as well as leading his own ensembles based all over the Midwest
and East Coast of the USA. He has performed/recorded with Geri Allen, Wadada Leo
Smith, David Liebman, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom “Bones” Malone, Wayne Kramer of the
MC5, Brad Linde, Marvin Sewell, Douglas Ewart, Karl Berger, Adam Nussbaum, Kirk
Macdonald, Terri Lynn Carrington, Bill Carothers, and many more. Patrick is committed
to new music as well as environmentally/ethically inspired music to help inspire change,
equity, and inclusion.

He has been featured on many recordings, including many as a leader, and dozens as
an assisting musician. His most recent release entitled to be a child is to be free was
released in August 2021 with the help of numerous collaborators and one very
adventurous two year old. All proceeds of the record are continuing to be donated to
Title Track Michigan, a group created to help cultivate environmental equity, racial
equity, and youth empowerment.

Patrick can be seen performing in many different ensembles around the country
including Wadada Leo Smith’s Thunder Ensemble (NYC), Sonic Perfume (Toronto),
HEAVY COLOR (Toledo), Gumshoe (Washington DC), straightHORN (Washington DC)
Jon Crompton’s saxophone works (NYC), Seth Bernard (Michigan), Public Access
(Grand Rapids), Brad Fritcher’s MOODS (Grand Rapids), the Estar Cohen Project (Ann
Arbor), Chris Bathgate (Ann Arbor) and many more. Patrick Is a member, creator, and
cultivator for Earthwork Music.

Patrick is a proud artist-clinician of Conn-Selmer saxophones, and Cusack Music
Electronics, and REMIC microphone systems.

Patrick Booth - Photo