promoting improvisation

About Patois Records

Patois Records is dedicated to support the growth and perpetuation of improvisational music that pushes the pre-conceived parameters of jazz and it’s related/unrelated forms. The organization is committed to record, perform, codify and promote improvisation as an integral approach to creating music and as a way of life.

Patois Records goal is to provide an outlet to artists who might be otherwise overlooked,to promote understanding in the ability to communicate, make music and stimulate artistic growth in the community.

Patois Records seeks to help educators teach jazz improvisation, and to make it easy for listeners to appreciate the music by helping them increase their knowledge, skills and repertoire.

Further, our goal is to have everyone with whom we do business feel as if they have received an experience where the music is as important as the business.

¡Que viva la musica!

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Press Room

CANTO AMÉRICA RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION!

Best Latin Jazz album

World-renowned trombonist Wayne Wallace and percussionist Michael Spiro have earned a GRAMMY ® nomination for “Best Latin Jazz Album” for their CD Canto América on the Patois label. The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

5 out of 5 Stars - Superb!
Not just great music—this is a great work of art. Exquisite musicianship, impeccable performances, with a range that includes vocals, instrumentals, ballads, and uptempo numbers that will get you up and moving—and yet the parts fit together seamlessly. A beautiful, beautiful album. Support these gifted, thoughtful musicians and buy a copy today! – Eric T. Macknight

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