04.07.17Redbud Jazz Festival

I will be headlining the Redbud Jazz Festival in Tonkawa, OK with the UCO Jazz Ensemble I. Stay tuned for details!

01.23.17Simpson College Jazz Festival

I will be a clinician at the Simpson College Jazz Festival. Check out the website for details.

01.12.17Axios Quartet Going to MTNA Regionals!

Congrats to the Axios Saxophone Quartet. They won the SC state round of MTNA and will represent the state in the Southern Region in January. Good luck, Axios!

11.20.16Swingin' Eagles at the South Carolina Small Governance Conference

We are going to be the "house band" for the opening ceremonies/dinner!

11.17.163rd Annual WU Invitational Jazz Jam

Come out to McBryde Hall and sit in with WU Jazz Studies students as part of the WU Invitational Band Clinic. We start playing at 8pm!

10.14.16Tracy Patterson Trio (TPT) at the Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Festival

We will be playing two sets during the festival. Stay tuned for venue locations and times!

10.10.16WU Saxophone Studio Recital

Come out to hear all three of WU's saxo quartets!

09.20.16Solo Recital at WU

I will be performing the pieces from John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" album with the WU Faculty Jazz Quartet!

Barnes Recital Hall-Winthrop University-7:30pm

09.17.16Lake Norman Big Band Featuring Steve Wiest

I will be a guest artist/director for the Lake Norman Big Band at Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville, NC. Show starts at 7pm!

07.19.16OBA All State Jazz Ensemble

I am directing the Oklahoma Band Association Sumer All-State Jazz Ensemble! Stay tuned for concert times and locations.

07.07.16Solo Recital (Jazz and Classical) at Columbia College

I will perform a solo recital at the Carolina Saxophone Workshop. Free and open to the public!

Columbia College Recital Hall. 2pm

04.07.16WU Swingin' Eagles at WU

Barnes Recital Hall-7:30pm

03.11.16North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference

Duo Amizade will be premiering "Book of Duos" by my colleague Dr. Mark Lewis. Check the program for our performance time and room location!

02.19.16Charlotte Symphony

I will be performing three evenings with the Charlotte Symphony. Stay tuned for program details!

02.05.16Swingin' Eagles at SCMEA

The WU Swingin' Eagles will be featured at the SCMEA Conference on Friday, February 5th at 5:30pm

01.16.16WU's Quartet Krallon Competes in Tampa, FL

Quartet Krallon will compete in the Southern Division of the MTNA Chamber Competition on January 16th at the University of Southern Florida.

12.11.15Guest Artist at Goose Creek High School

I will be traveling to the Low Country to work with GCHS saxophone students on their All State auditions and giving a clinic on jazz improvisation.

12.05.15Jazz and Jambalaya

Come support the Swingin' Eagles at their 2nd Annual Jazz & Jambalaya Gala.

$20 per person
$35 per couple
$150 per table of 8

Contact any member of the band or the Department of Music office for tickets (803-323-2255)

12.05.15Jazz and Jambalaya 2015

McBryde Hall, Winthrop University

11.20.15WU Invitational Band Clinic

WU's annual band will feature jazz and classical saxophone masterclasses, a jazz jam session, and numerous concerts! November 19th-21st.

10.29.15WU Swingin' Eagles

Barnes Recital Hall. 7:30pm

10.02.15Charlotte Symphony with Steve Lippia

Three days with the Charlotte symphony and the great Steve Lippia!

09.29.15Recital at WU

Tracy will give a saxophone recital at the WU Barnes Recital Hall on Sept. 29 at 7:30pm.

09.03.15Saxophone Workshop with FM ISD

Working with area high school students on gear, mechanics, and technique.

08.29.15Appearance with Darius Rucker

Tracy appeared in Charlotte backing up Grammy-winner Darius Rucker as part of the Southern Style Tour.

08.21.15WU Swingin' Eagles Chosen to Perform at SCMEA Conference

For the first time in the program's history, the WU Swingin' Eagles have been selected to perform at the SCMEA Conference in Columbia, SC on February 4th (time and location TBA). Stay tuned for updates!

05.21.15Gigs with Clover Choraliers

Providence United Methodist in Charlotte

05.13.15Gigs with Northwestern High School Choir

Three evenings performing with NWHS Choir

04.30.15Patterson With Charlotte Northwest School of the Arts

I will be appearing with the Charlotte Northwest School of the Arts as a guest soloist with their top jazz ensemble.

04.27.15Tracy becomes a Yamaha Performing Artist!

After years of playing Yamaha Custom saxophones, I officially joined the team at Yamaha as a Yamaha Performing Artist. I can't say enough about the products Yamaha has produced over the years and how welcome they have made me feel over the last few months as we explored our partnership. Thrilled to be on-board as an artist!

04.26.15WUJE With WU Arts Ball

Richardson Ballroom
Winthrop University

04.17.15Charlotte Symphony

Two day engagement with the Charlotte Symphony! Excited to join the roster in a really great saxophone section including my mentor Dr. Will Campbell and my predecessor Dr. Phil Thompson.

04.16.15WU Swingin' Eagles at WU

Recital Hall

03.07.15Jazz Improvisation Lecture at SC All State Jazz Festival

I will be giving two lectures on jazz improvisation at the SC All State Jazz Clinic on March 7. Email me for details. I hope to see you there!

02.28.15Steve Goold & the WU "Swingin' Eagles"

Guest artist Steve Goold will be playing with all WU jazz ensembles. Don't miss this!!!

For more about Steve's work:


$10 ($5 student) tickets sold at the door.

02.07.15SCME Conference in Columbia, SC

02.06.15SCME Conference in Columbia, SC

02.05.15SCME Conference in Columbia, SC

11.13.14WU Invitational Jazz Jam

Come enjoy a jazz jam with the WU Jazz Combo I. Join us in McBryde Hall after auditions for the WU Invitational Band Clinic. Bring your horn!

11.08.14Jazz & Jambalaya

WU's Jazz Studies Scholarship Gala

Silent Auction
Cash Bar

$20 per ticket

Come support live music and music education!

11.07.14WU Band Tour

11.06.14WU Band Tour

11.05.14WU Band Tour

10.30.14WU "Swingin'Eagles" Jazz Ensemble

Barnes Recital Hall
Winthrop University

10.16.14WU Saxophone Studio Recital

04.10.14WU Swingin' Eagles at WU

04.05.14WU Swingin' Eagles at the Charlotte Jazz Festival

03.22.14NASA Conference at University of Illinois

03.21.14NASA Conference at University of Illinois

03.20.14NASA Conference at University of Illinois

03.01.14WU Swingin' Eagles at Northwestern Jazz Festival

02.22.14Guest with UNCC Jazz Ensemble I

02.18.14Solo Recital at WU

WU Recital Hall

11.22.13Masterclass at WU Invitational Band Clinic

11.07.13WU Swingin' Eagles

10.05.13WU Concert on the Lawn

Concert featuring the WU Wind Bands and the inaugural performance of the WU Saxo Choir!

09.26.13Clinic at Newberry College

Newberry, SC
7:00-8:30 p.m.

07.22.13Exciting things ahead!


Finally moved into my office and am back to playing saxophone.... Moving really kills your practice time! There are great things in store for WU Jazz Studies and Saxo Studio this year. Please contact me for more info!


07.08.13We are here!!

Joy and I are officially South Carolinians (I believe that is the correct term..). We are getting settled into Rock Hill and our surroundings. Stay tuned!

04.19.13TTU Jazz Festival

Details TBA:

Great festival at TTU! Jazz II played strong during their set, and Jazz I performed well while backing up trombonist Conrad Herwig! Wow! What a player!

04.16.13Named Assistant Professor at WU!


I am happy to announce that I have accepted a position as the Assistant Professor of Saxophone & Jazz Studies at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC! I will direct WU Jazz Ensemble I, teach applied saxophone to undergraduate and graduate saxophone majors, and direct various saxophone chamber ensembles.

Go Eagles!

04.12.13NASA Region IV Conference

Performing with TTU saxophone ensembles

03.28.13Masterclass/Recital at Cameron University

03.09.13Saxophone Masterclass at Eagle Mountain Saginaw High School in Ft. Worth, TX

Details to follow..

03.02.13TTU Saxophone Symphony Concert

"Over 65 saxophonists from three states are joining forces to perform numerous symphonic works!"

02.25.13TTU Jazz Ensemble II Concert

8 p.m. Hemmle Recital Hall

02.08.13Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble with the WU Wind Symphony

SCMEA Convention
Charleston, SC

12.21.11New Site!

Happy Holidays!

I finally have the new site up and running with Dynamod!

Safe travels to all of you. Enjoy your break. We will be back at it in no time!