Hardcore to the max...I can't put into print the things that were said to me. NEC was a super-important milestone in my career as a professional bassist...to get in was a confirmation of having the talent and the skills...and to graduate was a confirmatio... moreHardcore to the max...I can't put into print the things that were said to me. NEC was a super-important milestone in my career as a professional bassist...to get in was a confirmation of having the talent and the skills...and to graduate was a confirmation of having the stamina and perseverance...
Patrick Pfeiffer is a professional bassist, composer, clinician, author and bass teacher in New York City. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in music from Arizona State University, and his Master’s in jazz studies from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music. Pfeiffer’s solo CD Fruits and Nuts (recorded with his group PHX) earned stellar reviews and a recommendation from Bass Player Magazine. Besides performing and recording, Pfeiffer teaches bass guitar in New York City and gives clinics on rhythm section playing for bassists and drummers throughout the US.
His former students include Adam Clayton of U2, Jean-Louis Locas of Cirque du Soleil, Mark Wike of the Bogmen, Alec Such of Bon Jovi and
Nick diPierro of Her & Kings County. Other former clients include Red Ant Records, Polygram and Arista Records.
Pfeiffer has played and/or recorded with George Clinton, Jimmy Norman, Phoebe Snow, Slam Stewart, Paul Griffin, Bernard Purdie, Babatunde Olatunji, Sheila Jordan, George Russell, Margaret Whiting, Joe Lovano, Carlos Alomar, Hernan Romero, Katie Agresta, the Marvelettes, the KMA Allstars and the Gary Corwin Dream Band, to name a few. In 2008 Pfeiffer was featured artist and judge in the “Jazz on the Great Plains” festival in South Dakota.
Pfeiffer authored five classic bass books: the international best-selling Bass Guitar for Dummies (1st & 2nd edition) and Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies (published by Wiley’s), Improve Your Groove: The Ultimate Guide For Bass (published by Hal Leonard), as well as Daily Grooves for Bass (published by Carl Fischer).