Patrick Lamb

Three singles top 5 on US Billboard - Oregon Music Hall of Fame - Independent Spirit Award by City of Portland - Gino Vannelli, Smokey Robinson, Diane Schuur, Bobby Caldwell, Esperanza Spalding, Robby Krieger, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Alice Cooper, Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Oregon Symphony now - you.

A long time ago, I believe it was in 1995, during the Yonder Tree recording, I was in need of saxophonist to play a solo. I had tried a few excellent players who had come from every corner of the country who had by then become Portlanders. After 3 or 4 ‘ not quite rights’ I decided to follow my engineer’s advice and give a young kid named Patrick Lamb a try. From the moment Patrick hit the first note I knew we were going to work together for a long time. Just great all around player who understands what is needed at any given moment. Happy to call Patrick a member of the band and my friend.

On his new record “Beauty and the Beast”, Patrick is showing great taste and a mature restraint. along with a precise certainty of what he wants to communicate. Makes a tune open to many, many listens. Congrats Pat.

Gino Vannelli
Awesome set of songs here—by an saxophone artist who’s time has indeed come!
Congrats, Patrick on a wonderful album!
Dave Koz
“One of the best instrumentalists I’ve ever worked with” - R&B legend Bobby Caldwell
“Gene­rous, talen­ted and smart­: Patri­ck Lamb is Portl­and’s ‘rena­issan­ce man’” - Sam Adams Mayor, Portland OR
“Patrick Lamb is very good at capturing the essence of various sax icons, from Johnny Hodges and Lester Young on this tune, to Coltrane on “Moment’s Notice.” (Review of Zanzibar performance with Diane Schuur)””
- Victor Schermer, All About Jazz
“Patrick’s new recording is excellent. Portland has a tradition of great bands such as Pleasure and the Jeff Lorber Fusion. Patrick is right there with them. Lot’s of stars for this one!” - David Garibaldi - Tower of Power, David Garibaldi
“Patrick Lamb’s playing and singing are simply fabulous!” - two time Grammy winning Diane Schuur
“Soul, a musician once said, is the ability to make other people feel better than you do. By that equation, Lamb and company could still have felt fantastic.” - Marty Hughley, The Oregonian