Director, Instrumental Jazz Studies
Patrick Sheng is a jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger, currently serving as the Director of Instrumental Jazz Studies at Long Beach City College. He received his Bachelors and Masters of Music from Washington State University, under the direction of prominent saxophonists Greg Yasinitsky, Horace Alexander Young, and David Hagelganz.
As an educator, he has taught jazz and saxophone courses at McNeese State University, Clark College, and Washington State University. He has served as the president of the Louisiana Association for Jazz Education, and works regularly as a conductor, clinician, organizer, and adjudicator for honor bands and jazz festivals.
As a performer, Patrick has performed all over the world as a professional musician, and has shared the stage with jazz artists such as Joey DeFrancesco, Wycliffe Gordon, Tom Scott, Jeff Coffin, Andy Narell, Wayne Wallace, and many others. He has also performed with the Spokane Symphony Pops, Washington-Idaho Symphony, The Harry James Orchestra, and has been featured on recordings and articles in Jazziz Magazine.