ABOUT US

Pat Morvan -Basses

Pat is the leader of the Pat Morvan Jazz group (PMJG). After many years of playing with lots of people, Pat chose some of the best players he knew to fill out this group. Pat has a masters’ degree in music education and taught music for the Paramount Unified School District for 22 years. He loves to arrange and write music and some of these songs can be heard at the PMJG performances. Pat plays electric and upright bass with much skill and dedication. Pat also plays bass for the blues band, The Laurie Morvan Band

Tommy Salyers - piano

Tommy Salyers hails from Pittsburg and has been playing professionally since his teenage years. Tom’s soloing skills are a joy to listen to and he often gets a rousing round of applause for these solos. Tommy is comfortable playing pop, rock, funk, jazz and whatever style is called for. When not playing with the PMJG, Tommy plays in a classic rock band, that tours with the George Lopez Comedy Show, and he also plays with the blues band, The Laurie Morvan Band.

Lonnie Jones - drums

Lonnie is versatile drummer who plays blues with the Laurie Morvan band, Gospel at church on Sundays, a keeps the Pat Morvan Jazz Group grooving hard. He has been playing drums since he was little and he has recently graduated from the Music Intitute in Los Angeles. Currently he can be seen playing with many different musical acts bringing his sense of groove to the situation at hand. 

George Matoian - saxes

George originally comes from Chicago and he has played extensively in San Diego and Los Angeles. He is a riveting player who shows a wide range of skills on his saxophones and brings a sense of joyfulness, humor, and passion to his playing. When not playing with the PMJG George works around town as a solo act or with whatever group needs that extra something to make their group groove. Check him out on his own website at http://www.saxophonegeorge.com/index.html

Angel Cortes - percussion

Angel is an accomplished percussionist and vocalist who is comfortable with the conga drums as well as all other auxiliary percussion instruments. He melds his groove with the style of music that is being played making the groove seem seamless. Originally from New York, Angel plays with the Latin groove that he heard in the Bronx and Brooklyn with the accent being on groove.

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Greg Long – guitar

Greg comes from a family of musicians. His father was the pianist for the Stan Kenton Band for many years and his sister plays bluegrass violin professionally. Greg skills as a guitarist are excellent and he brings a nice element to the Pat Morvan Jazz Groups outings.

Tony Chism – accordion

Tony, having started music studies at an early age, has been playing for many years. He has worked as a soloist, in duos, and many different formats. He belongs to a professional group of accordionists who perform various classical pieces normally heard by an orchestra. We are lucky to have him playing with us as his playing brings a nice element to the jazz genre.

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