Recently named by Wynton Marsalis as one of the top five jazz musicians under 30 to watch, CHRIS PATTISHALL is quickly generating a powerful presence in the jazz world. Combining "an impressive technique and a true jazz feeling," (Spike Wilner, Smalls Jazz Club) Pattishall embodies a music that is at once intelligent, soulful and joyous. He has appeared with Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, George Coleman, Billy Hart, Jamey Aebersold, Wycliffe Gordon, Fred Wesley, Steve Wilson, Steve Nelson, Billy Kilson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Russell Malone, Mark Whitfield Sr. and Rafiq Bhatia. Recent programs have presented distinctive interpretations of the music of Nat "King" Cole, Fletcher Henderson, and Mary Lou Williams. He also leads the Chris Pattishall Trio, who can be heard at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.