Smalls 4/27

I’ll be performing at Smalls Jazz Club on April 27th with my trio.  We’re playing the late set right after one of my favorite musicians on the planet: the great Johnny O’Neal.  Come make a night of it!  For more info head to

New Trio CD: Essential Elements (MAXJAZZ)

I’m excited to announce the release of my newest recording: Essential Elements.  Released on the MAXJAZZ record label, it features a variety of original compositions, standards, and covers of hits by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and The Beatles.  I’m joined on this recording by two of my favorite Chicago-based musicians: Josh Ramos on bass, and Jon Deitemyer on drums.  Available here.   “(Essential Elements) reveals Paterson’s blues chops to be on par with those of Gene Harris.” –C. Michael Bailey,...

Garage 4/22

I’ll be performing with my organ trio at The Garage on April 22nd, 7-11, no cover.  Hope you can join us!

Video – Live at Transient Sound

This is a video filmed in-studio during the production of my newest CD. All of this material can be found on my latest release, Blues For Oscar, available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby, as well as directly from my website under the Buy Music tab. Enjoy!    

Video – Isn’t She Lovely

  Here’s a video of Jake Vinsel and I playing the Stevie Wonder classic ‘Isn’t She Lovely.’  This is from my newest release ‘Blues For Oscar’, available on iTunes or through the link below:  ...

Cognac Fest

I had an amazing time in Cognac, France, performing at the Blues Passions festival.  The French love their blues, and took great care of us while we were there.  It was great to work with Jimmy Johnson and Syleena Johnson, two heavy hitting performers.  Thanks to everyone who made it...

You’re My Everything

This is my piano trio version of You’re My Everything. I’m joined by Josh Ramos on bass and Jon Deitemyer on drums. Album coming soon!

I’ve Got The W...

This is a video of my Solo Piano performance at the 2009 Chicago Jazz Fest.