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Patrick Arena

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"Simply stunning"-----Bay Area Reporter, San Franciso

"Serious mood music"-------VICE, New York City

"Gorgeously sexy, slinky and spare"-----San Franciso Frontiers

"Night Cap is a luminous, soul-searing collaboration"......Houston Voice

"Patrick Arena has a hell of a voice".......Jazz

"warm alluring vocals...It doesn´t get any better than this." ...The Global Muse

"A romantic, old-fashioned album"----New York Blade

"conveys the feeling that he is whispering into the listener's ear"........Washington Blade

"Arena and Monroe combine for tender moments" .......Pittsburgh Tribune Review

"captivating and provocative"..... Observer-Reporter

"Calming and comforting"....NYC Pride Guide

"Fresh interpretations of standards".....BILLBOARD, NYC

"gives new meaning to these songs" KPFT-FM Houston

"Terrific Performances".........Dave Becker,WDUQ-FM Pittsburgh

"Easily one of the best new albums".....Outsounds/ DIRECT TV-Robert Drake

"The perfect Jazz/Cabaret album".......Outvoice/JD Doyle

"Relaxing mood music"........Impact News/New Orleans

"a deliciously sensuous album".......ZONNA/Out of the Crowd Music

- various

"Reviews of NIGHT and DAY March 2008"

“A delightful vocalist, very refreshing and straightforward. Good stuff and swingin' too.”
David Jaye....DJ Jazzin' Around

“A voice that needs to be heard.”......Eric Cohen....Music Director WAER JAZZ 88
Syracuse NY

“The disc (Night and Day) is solid and great for airplay”...Russell Haines
Jazz/World Music Director
WWSP 90fm
Stevens Point, WI.

“Singer Patrick Arena keeps offering impressive reasons why he should be more
appreciated. "Night and Day" is a strong offering of songs ranging from the Cole Porter
title classic to originals such as his "Belvedere." Whether he is working his way through a
ballad or swinging along in "How Could I Not Love You?," Arena is convincing with his
gentle baritone. He does a duet version of "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"
with guitarist-produce Mark Lucas that is close to definitive for that song. The album also
is a good reflection of the regional jazz scene, featuring pianist Skip Peck, drummer Alex
Peck, and bassist Tony DePaolis. In addition, it was recorded in the Aspinwall studio of
George Heid.”
Tribune Review-- Bob Karlovits

“Patrick Arena is a jazz vocalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania whose new self-released
album is a mix of self-penned originals and covers, both classic and less well-known.
From the opening Brazilian-flavored title track, a tender rendition of the Cole Porter
classic, to gorgeous Arena-originals like the undulating "How Could I Not Love You"
and cheeky "Barefoot Boy," with which Arena clearly has a good time, the album is a jazz
lover's delight. Other notable standards include "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco,"
"It's A Most Unusual Day," and the poignant album-closing "What Are you Doing The
Rest Of Your Life," while Arena's own "Belvedere" and "Where Have You Been All My
Life" are also lovely. Though it's a little late for Valentine's Day, this is suitable mood
music for any romantic occasion, or just when you want to relax. Check out Patrick's
website and learn a little about him; you can buy his music via or via”
Stereo-Homo-Margaret Coble

"Night and Day," produced by guitarist Mark Lucas, provides an exciting mix of
originals and standards. Featuring pianist Skip Peck, drummer Alex Peck and bassist
Tony DePaolis, Arena seamlessly juxtaposed "Night and Day," a song written by Cole
Porter, with "Temptation," a tune he dedicates to flamboyant torch singer Phat Man Dee.
Unlike many traditional approaches to the song Night and Day, Arena adds an a cappella
introduction before being accompanied by Lucas' tender guitar lines. Night and Day is a
recording that already has his fans' attention. It's a wonderful document from an artist
who is both personable and expressive.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette...Nate Guidry

On his new CD, Night and Day, Patrick Arena divides his time, like night and day,
between standards and originals. His stripped-down interpretation of the Cole Porter title
tune makes it sound like a jazz lullaby. Arena has a good time with “I'm Always Drunk
in San Francisco” and gets the appropriate emotional mileage out of “What Are You
Doing the Rest of Your Life?” Arena gives Biello & Martin's “In My Body” a jazzy
polish, and when it comes to his own compositions, “Barefoot Boy,” “Belvedere,” and
“Where Have You Been All My Life?” are worth a listen.
Chicago Free Press, Bay Area Reporter, OutSmart Magazine Houston....Greg Shapiro

“Patrick Arena’s voice just melts into the guitar and I think I've gone to heaven when I
listen to this CD!! I especially love his original composition "How Could I Not Love
You". How Could I not love this CD!” Rosemary Loar...Symphony Space Songwriters

- various


Night Cap (Arenamusic)1999 Patrick Arena Vocals Andy Monroe Piano

Captured Alive (Arenamusic) 2003 With full band 'Live' in concert

NIGHT AND DAY (Arenamusic) 2008 studio Release date feb 14, 2008

Night and Day-Radio play for 2008 includes
WDUQ Pittsburgh PA
WWOZ New Orleans LA
WXPN Philadelphia PA
WLVE Miami Beach FL
KUER Salty lake City UT
WICR Indianapolis IN
WDIY Bethlehem PA
KASU Arizona State Univ
WUOT Knoxville TN
KETR Commerce TX
WNCS Montpelier VT
KVNF Paonia CO
WWUH Hartford CT
WNMU Marquette MI
WSHA Raleigh NC
KMXT Kodiak AA
WNJR Washington PA
WJAB Huntsville AL
WUFT Gainesville FL
WBCX Gainesville FL
WUWF Pensacola FL
WTUL New Orleans LA
WMBR Cambridge MA
WICN Worchester MA
WESM Princess Anne MD
KBEM Minneapolis MN
WNCU Durham NC
WNNC Newton NC
WOUT Knoxville TN
KJAZZ Long Beach CA
WXBC Bard College NY
WUMR Memphis TN
WWVU Morgantown WV
WVPE Elkhart IN
WKAR E. Lansing MI
KUNV Las Vegas NV
WAER Syracuse NY
WRUW Cleveland OH
WJZA Cleveland OH
WJZA Columbas OH
WJZK Columbas OH
WXTS Toledo OH
KMHD Portland OR
KBOO Portland OR
KKJZ Long Beach CA
WECS Willimantic CT
WGLT Normal IL
WSYC Shippensburg PA
KTSU Houston TX
WLSU La Cross WI



Pittsburgh’s FRESHEST Jazz DUO

Vocalist Patrick Arena and Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Mark Lucas

The team of Arena and Lucas are a smoothe-hip-dynamic combination.

The musical match of these two finely tuned musicians makes for
exciting jazz entertainment. Their balance of warmth, humor and
spontaneity keep the audience engaged. Whether traveling through
musical time viathe likes of Gershwin and Porter or mining for jazz
gold in the music of the Beatles and Joni Mitchell they are musical
troubadours that weave all music into a sparkling jazz tapestry.

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The Quartet - voice, piano, bass, drums

The Central Park Jazz Ensemble led by vocalist Patrick Arena creates music that will
make the memories linger. For your listening and dancing pleasure, standards from the
Great American Songbook. Turn back the clock to a time when romance, champagne,
tuxedos and diamonds made you dream a little longer.

“Backed by the Skip Peck Trio, Arena proves
himself not only a smooth, emotive singer with a
fine feel for swing, but a performer capable of
channeling the craft and wit of the jazz era.”
....Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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