PAT SERVANTES official © 2013 by Patrice Servant.
 

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Guitarist Pat Servantes strums his way into a unique career as performer, producer, composer, instructor; creating an original and intense music style that mesmerizes audiences described  as funky hot and spicy classical-infused instrumental fusion of swing and flamenco.

Patrice trained in Classical, Chamber and World Music in Americas and Spain.


Awarded composer, performer and producer, his productions with Strum and Servantes navigate through several collaborations with artists of variegated styles.


Beginning during the eighties, he grounded a career in musical creation and performance experiencing life as a musician on the road and at sea in roles of cruise ship musician, dance and theatre accompanist, music professor and sound engineer.


Delivering published works in symphony, dance and musical literature, his Bluesy AndaLucy album and La Campanella arrangement resonate in multiple timezones.


Co-artistic director at Parc de l'Imaginaire, he humbly brought his energy to the table of the Canada Council for the Arts in 2018-2019 and continues today to teach and produce. 

The Servantes Quartet is back on stage in 2020, releasing a sequel album to Bluesy AndaLucy.

He ACCOMPLISHED A 400 days SOLO TOUR in 2015 PERFORMING AND COLLABORATING WITH BANDS AND ARTISTS OF ALL SORTS WITH THE INTENTION OF GETTING A TASTE OF A MUSICIAN'S LIFE OUTSIDE THE DIGITAL WORLD. 

SURF INSTRUCTOR WHILE TOURING WEST COAST, HAVING THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE HUNDREDS OF CONCERT HALLS AND CLUBS, UNLOCKED NEW SKILLS ON HIS WAY TO BECOME SOUND ENGINEER in 2016.


 

2 Master's degrees in Chamber Music and Classical Guitar, Pat pursued his development in Peru and Spain, learning a whole new world of music with the oral tradition with guitar masters from around the globe.

1st prize winner at the Canadian Music Competition, he also collects awards and grants such as CALQ's work of the year award for his symphonic work in 2013 ''A work of great originality that shows a beautiful balance and perfectly integrated arrangements which represents a fresh and current look at symphonic music.'' - Celine Lavallée


 

Awarded band of the year in 2003 while collaborating with SAIJ, his collaborative works as composer and producer are released on albums SPACQ (2004), Francophonie des Grands Espaces (1999) and California based Barrio Manouche's Aires de Cambio EP.


 

His original debut album Bluesy AndaLucy was described as ''Something that is unique on Canada's music scene'' – Jacques Emond, Ottawa Jazz Fest, and ''Innovative, intense, and musically exuberant music that will blow you away!'' – Bill Usher, Kiking Horse Culture, BC.


 

Other releases include a book of guitar instruction entitled Traité des Relations Flamenco-Classique, the theatrical show STRUM - a tribute to the guitar ''a guitar orgy with outstanding performers at the peak of their art''. – Marc-André Joanisse, Le Droit.


 

Invited to perform in various countries for guitar societies, universities and festivals, as well as web, television and radio shows, he performed for canadian symphonies, ambassadors and General Governor Michaëlle Jean, opened for jazz icon Wynton Marsalis and events Trans Canada Trail Opening, the Lole White Tour, Radio-Canada's Les Beaux Dimanches, Bravo! Television and a remarkable web performance of Liszt's La Campanella which continuously gains recognition from cyber listeners.


 

Pat continues to create and perform with many ensembles and artists such as Remigio, Flamenco Hive, Strum, and his featured compositions with the Pat Servantes Ensemble. He also works as sound engineer and artistic director for the World and Jazz music series at L'imagier Art Gallery. 

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SHORT BIO

English

Patrice trained in Classical, Chamber and World Music in Americas and Spain.


Awarded composer, performer and producer, his productions with Strum and Servantes navigate through several collaborations with artists of variegated styles.


Beginning during the eighties, he grounded a career in musical creation and performance experiencing life as a musician on the road and at sea in roles of cruise ship musician, dance and theatre accompanist, music professor and sound engineer.


Delivering published works in symphony, dance and musical literature, his Bluesy AndaLucy album and La Campanella arrangement resonate in multiple timezones.


Co-artistic director at Parc de l'Imaginaire, he humbly brought his energy to the table of the Canada Council for the Arts in 2018-2019.

 

 

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Français


Passionné de rock-'n'-roll, Patrice s'est illustré en musique classique, en musique de chambre et en musique du monde en Amériques et en Espagne.


Compositeur, interprète et producteur émérite, ses productions avec Strum et Servantes naviguent entre plusieurs collaborations avec artistes de différentes espèces.


Débutant durant les années quatre-vingts, il a fondé une carrière dans la création musicale et la performance, explorant la vie en tant que musicien sur la route et en mer dans les rôles de musicien de bateau de croisière, accompagnateur en danse et en théâtre, professeur de musique et ingénieur du son.


Livrant des œuvres publiées en symphonie, en danse et en littérature musicale, son album Bluesy AndaLucy et son arrangement de La Campanella résonnent dans de multiples fuseaux horaires.