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Patrick Prouty

About Patrick Prouty: Patrick Prouty is a composer/bassist from Detroit, MI. His previous side-man gigs have included playing with Bill Heid, Johnnie Bassett, Jan Krist, Al and Whit Hill, Alberta Adams and many other artists. From 2000 until 2007, he was the bassist for soul legend Bettye Lavette. During his tenure with Lavette he toured all over North America, Europe and Japan. In 2007 Patrick received a master’s degree in improvisation from The University of Michigan. Patrick has won numerous awards including a Handy, multiple Detroit Music Awards and was the winner of the Block M Records New Music Award in 2006.

In October of 2007 Patrick released his first recording as a leader entitled The Charmed Life. It is a jazz quartet record focusing on Prouty’s original compositions and group improvisation from a veteran cast of Detroit musicians. In 2008 The Charmed Life won the Detroit Music Award for Best Jazz Recording.

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