Mark Patterson

Trumpet/flugel horn; Native of Pittsburgh, Pa.  About 58 years old.  Spent early career playing in traveling blues, R&B, jazz bands in the east.  In touring bands of  Hank Ballard, Otis Redding, Etta James, Joe Tex.  Had steady work at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem for a while;  working with Cab Calloway's band.  Appeared on American Bandstand TV show.  After a European tour with Tex, came through Austin to perform several dates.  After those club dates, the band split-up and he decided to stay in Austin.  This was in the early 1960's.  Since that time has played first trumpet with several East Austin groups--from pop-funk to jazz and blues bands.  Currently with The East Side Band, one of the last groups composed entirely of older, East Side musicians.  Home base for this band is the last remaining East Side blues room, The East Side Lounge.  Has good perspective on local scene because of experience all over the US and Europe.  An excellent proponent of classic swing/jazz styles.