Jim Patterson is the founder and leader of Phoenix Skyline, a unique musical creation whereby Jim performs saxophone melodies with keyboard accompaniment. With the capabilities of recent music technology, he is able to perform as a one-man band. This technology creates a rich sound and gives the effect that the multitude of songs representing the various genres is being performed by several musicians.

Although Jim’s musical performances encompass the genres of big band and swing, jazz, standards and holiday favorites, he feels as if he has been personally influenced by such artists as Spyro Gyra, The Crusaders, Chuck Mangione and Tower of Power throughout his career.

Jim has over thirty years of musical training and experience, and has performed as a drummer and as a tenor saxophonist. While residing in Michigan, he was associated with Ecstasy, a house band for Roma Halls in Southeastern Michigan, and Forest Breeze a house band for the Rochester, Michigan Elks Club. To date, Jim has performed for more than five hundred events. For the past seven years, Jim has thoroughly enjoyed living in the Valley of the Sun with his wife, Allison and his yellow Labrador Retriever, “Charlie”.

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