Scott Patterson is a pianist and composer of incomparable talent. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review describes Patterson’s playing as, “a masterly blend of virtuosity, singing style and beautiful voicing.” His blend of classical, soul and rock music is futuristic, emotive and luxuriant.
Since 2012 Patterson has toured with Camille A. Brown & Dancers. He is contributing composer of the Bessie Award winning Mr. TOL E. RAncE and Brown’s critically acclaimed work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. His compositions for both pieces have been performed for audiences at numerous venues, such as, Lincoln Center, Belfast Festival at Queen’s, White Bird, The Joyce Theater, and Debartolo Performing Arts Center.
Patterson’s work extends beyond dance. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Afro House, a music-driven performance art house based in Baltimore, MD. At the center of Afro House stands the Astronaut Symphony, a contemporary music ensemble that creates symphonic performance art pieces, such as Patterson’s opera, Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe. Recently, the Astronaut Symphony was in residence at Single Carrot Theatre and NextLOOK workshopping the piece.
As a music director, Patterson worked closely with award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley during the Williamstown Theatre Festival, served as music director for a production of Dan Dietz’s Clementine in the Lower 9, and worked with Tony Award winning music director and composer Daryl Waters at the Dallas Theater Center.
Patterson’s acting credits include the role of Duke Ellington in Tom Minter’s Blues for a Royal Flush, as Chorus in Dan Dietz’s Clementine in the Lower 9 and General Ebon Kojo in Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe.