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The Patrick Hewan Trio
The Patrick Hewan Trio is centered around the emergence of Toronto’s newest Jazz Piano talent: Patrick Hewan. Drawing heavily on influences such as: Barry Harris, Hank Jones, Hiromi Uehara, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock and Phineas Newborn while studying under the tutelage of legendary pianists such as Mark Eisenman, Brian Dickenson, Richard Whiteman, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duran it’s no secret where Patrick developed his unique, high-octane style that still clearly adheres to the art forms tradition. Patrick began studying classical piano at the age of four and was later introduced to the saxophone where he developed a great love for jazz music. His education includes York University and Humber College and he is a recipient of the Berklee World Tour Scholarship for both sax and piano.
Performances include many venues in Toronto and throughout the globe with such artists as: Ron Westray, Molly Johnson, Luis Mario Ochoa, Ted Quinlan, Mike Downes, Kelly Jefferson, Barry Romberg, Lorne Lofsky, Artie Roth, Kieran Overs, Mike Murley, John Macleod, Anthony Michelli, Chicago’s Ernest Dawkins, and many more. He has toured Canada, The United States, and Japan and played at various jazz festivals throughout Canada. He can be heard at mainstay Toronto jazz venues such as: The Rex, The Jazz Bistro, and Poetry Jazz cafe, as well as playing solo piano at various restaurants and hotels throughout the city. Patrick was rated one of BlogTo’s top 5 upcoming jazz artists in Toronto and he is working on his soon to be released debut album that should be hitting shelves in 2018.
Quotes about Patrick:
Patrick has a playing style that harkens to Horace Silver with an introspective quality reminiscent of Thelonious Monk. – Ron Westray — Former Lead Trombonist at the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra and current Oscar Peterson Chair at York University.
Patrick was one of my most talented and hard working students.I believe him to be a serious student of jazz music and music in general. His hard working attitude and respect for the music is evident in his playing. He is also diligent in studying the jazz tradition on record, which in my opinion is absolutely essential to learning jazz as a “second language”. I’ve had many students and have found him to be one of the quickest at applying the musical concepts that we discussed.
At this point in time, with years of hard work work and respect for the tradition, Patrick is finding his own voice in the field of jazz piano. – Mark Eisenman – Toronto Jazz Icon and Jazz Reports 1999 acoustic pianist of the year.
“Patrick Hewan is an impressive pianist who’s not afraid to take the music in new and interesting directions.” – Ted Quinlan – Head of guitar at Humber College and Canadian jazz icon.
“Patrick Hewan is a very talented and accomplished young jazz pianist who plays with great drive and fire and shows great promise for the future.” – Richard Whiteman – Professor at Humber College, and York University and Candian Jazz Icon.
Berklee World Tour Scholarship – 2007 on Alto Saxophone
Berklee World Tour Scholarship – 2008 on Piano
The Whole Note Magazine:
Excerpt: “Patrick Hewan…is an adventure to watch, never mind listen to. As he plays, you can see on his face, and in every gesture, the excitement he gets out of exploring the piano. And if you’ve seen him perform more than once, you’ll know: he’s not the type of player to repeat himself much. He keeps it fresh, as it should be.
Blog Toronto – Top 5 up and coming jazz artists:
Snap Magazine Mention: Patrick Hewan, a rising star in the Toronto jazz scene, entertained audience members with his unique sound and style at Gallery 345 on January 11th. That evening, Patrick, along with Artie Roth on bass, Joe Iannuzzi on drums and special guest Ron Westray on trombone, captivated those gathered with their musicality and infectious energy.
Photo in New York Times: