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 him 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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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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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.

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Represented by:

Strum Productions
15 Roussillon
Gatineau, Québec
J9A 1H7 

P: (415) 712-5514 

servantesguitar@gmail.com 

POSTERS

Past performances include:

Ottawa Jazz Fest  opening for Wytnon Marsalis and Lincoln Center Jazz
Bravo! Television

CBC/Radio-Canada Les Beaux Dimanches
Quebec Lévis Jazz Festival
Abitibi Guitar festival 

Lima International Guitar festival, Peru

University of Manitoba, University of Thompson River, University of Ottawa
National Arts Center
Ongoing tours in the US, Canada, & Europe.

Quotes about Servantes

''Album of a lifetime''²Bluesy AndaLucy, ''something that is unique on Canada's music scene'' ¹,
¹Jacques Emond, Ottawa Jazz Festival

''outstanding performers at the peak of their art'' ²
²Marc-André Joanisse, Le Droit

''Innovative, intense, and musically exuberant music that will blow you away!'' ³;

³Bill Usher, Kiking Horse Culture, Golden, BC

Works of great originality which represents a fresh and current look at symphonic and jazz music'' º.

ºCeline Lavallée, Quebec Arts Council CALQ

Servantes is a one-of-a-kind acoustic guitar virtuoso with a ''funky, hot and spicy classical-infused instrumental fusion of jazz and flamenco''style that mesmerizes audiences.

TOUR LOG

2019

Productions of :

Strum at Casino Lac Leamy Feb. 2019

Flamenco Hive, grand opening of Excentricité Hall in Ottawa

2018

Music program officer at Canada Arts Council

Sound mixing engineer and Concert programmer @ Parc de l'Imaginaire, Aylmer Québec.

2017
Touring at Sea on the Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Ship, Holland America

2014-2016

400 days on the road - West North American Solo Tour

2015
    Solo (Pat Servantes)
        Nanaimo Chamber Music Festival,             Nanaimo, BC
        Jack's Waterfront Pub,                 Tofino, BC
        Hermann's Jazz Club,                Victoria, BC
        The Vault Cafe,                     Nanaimo, BC
        Artichoke Café,                     Portland, Or, USA
        Smiley's,                        Bolinas, Ca, USA
        Gauntlet Gallery,                     San Francisco, Ca, USA
        Jasper O'Farell                    Sebastopol, Ca, USA
        Four Seasons The Biltmore Ty Lounge,          Santa Barbara, Ca, USA
        Cielito,                         Santa Barbara, USA
        The Blind Tiger,                     Santa Barbara, Ca, USA
        The Deer Lodge,                     Ojai, Ca, USA
        Soho Music Club,                     Santa Barbara, USA
        Kulak's Woodshed,                     Los Angeles, Ca, USA
        Ojai Art in the Park Festival,                 Ojai, Californie
    
    Collaborations
        Barrio Manouche,  San Francisco, Club Deluxe, Ashkenaz, studio and live performances

        Djiin,                             San Francisco Cigar Club  
        Djiin,                             Oakland, Ca, USA
        Djiin, Jour de l'an,                     Sebastopol, Ca, USA
        Beso Negro, Oysterpalooza,                 Valley Ford, Ca, USA
        Hot Club de San Francisco, Le Colonial,         San Francisco, Ca, USA
        Marc Okrusko, Durango songwritters expo 2015     Buelton, USA
        Enregistrement en studio de
        l'album a celebration of Joni Mitchell
        avec Kimberly Ford                    Santa Barbara, USA
        
    Solo Patrice Servant                        
        Cabarets de l'heure Mauve,                 St-Hillaire, Qc
        Petit Chicago,                     Gatineau, Qc
        Spanish Old Days,                     Santa Barbara, Ca, USA
        Seaglass Festival,                     Carpinteria, Ca, USA
        Petit Chicago                         Gatineau, Qc

2014
    Quatuor Bluesy AndaLucy
        
        Dow Centennial Centre,                     Fort Saskatchewan, AB
        Camrose Performing Arts Center                 Camrose, AB
        Golden Civic Centre                        Golden, BC
        Bonnington Arts Centre                      Nakusp, BC
        Charles Bailey Theatre                      Trail, BC
        GEM Theatre                             Grand Forks, BC
        Alumni Theatre of Thompson River University     Kamloops, BC
        Vernon & District Perf. Arts Centre              Vernon, BC
        


2014
    Quatuor Bluesy AndaLucy
        Festival Jazz ETC.                     Lévis,             Qc
        Parc des Chenaux                     Trois-Rivieres         Qc
        Festival Flamenco Montréal                 Montréal,         Qc
        Vieux-Moulin                         Pointe-aux-Trembles     Qc        Marché Atwater                     Montreal.Qc
        Centre d'art Guy St-Onge                  St Calixte, Qc
        Centre culturel                     Pointe-Claire, QC
        Parc Vincent d'Indy                     Boucherville, QC
        Moulin Michel de Gentilly                Bécancour, QC
    
    Solo
        Mittwoch                         Vieux-Hull,         Qc    


2012-13
    Servantes avec symphponie
        Maison de la culture de Gatineau (avec l'OS de Gatineau)     Gatineau , Qc
        Kanata cultural Center (avec l'OS de Kanata)                Kanata, On



Quatuor et Septet Bluesy AndaLucy
    Strum à La Nouvelle Scène                        Ottawa, On
    Les Arts et la Ville, Maison du citoyen                Gatineau , Qc
    Place de la Boulangerie -                         La Prairie, QC
    International Stage – MOSAIQ festival                Moncton, NB
    Parc historique de la Broquerie -                     Boucherville, QC
    Le Savoy du Métropolis                         Montréal, QC
    Salle Pauline-Julien -                         Montréal, QC
    Sentier du Vieux-Fort -                         La Prairie, QC
    Scène extérieure Desjardins -                     Lévis, QC
    Michael J. Fox Theatre -                         Burnaby, BC
    Parc Beauséjour -                             Rimouski, QC
    Fredericton Playhouse -                         Fredericton, NB
    Place des Arts de                             Hearst
    Café-Théâtre Les Beaux Instants,                     Sorel-Tracy, QC

 

Before 2012

Among years of frequent performances in Quebec and Ontario provinces...

Previous Tours with SAIJ, Canada, 2003-2005

Previous tours with Guitaria, Zookamoofoo Swing Band, Nicole Babin, Colores Andinos

ROCKIES 2014 BLUESY ANDALUCY QUARTET WITH NAKI' LACOURSIÈRE AND TAILLEFER TOUR

 

New fans of all ages were “blown away” by the sights and sounds the quartet created in the small room. “It was more than I expected,” commented Richard Reid, “I’ve heard of him, but never heard him ‘til now. A delight.” Erma Gobbett described the performance as “wonderful.” 

 

Local youth were equally impressed. Leif Churchill, a local musician and high-school student, said, “Amazing!” and added, “It’s great for the community!” Elementary students, Katrina Powell and Rayna Harshenin, were very glad their respective parents suggested that they attend. 

 

Local long-time resident Jean, was delighted to converse in French and discover two of the lads had grown up in his home town of Gateneau. Athough originally from Quebec, the members met while studying their craft in other parts of the world. Francois Taillefer, currently a resident of Northern France, drew hoots of pleasure with his drums, bells, chimes to name a few, and a wooden puppet he played on a board on his lap--a talent passed on from his grandfather.  Yves Lacoursiere, who has been with Servantes for eight years, plays the horn section (flute and sax). He spent many years in Cuba honing his skills and now lives with his wife in Spain. Naki, an artist Serventes had followed in his youth, was invited to join the band to play the stick harp, his own creation with 33 strings that offers eight outputs. Servant has won countless competitions, toured much of the world, entertained the likes of the Governor General Michaelle Jean, and jammed with world-famous musicians. However, Grand Forks is the third stop on their first Western-Canadian tour that Servant says, “I think this is going to be the best tour of my life yet.” 

 

A journey the four travel-wise musicians have labelled ‘marvellous togetherness’ and ‘inspiring.’ “People in BC are so nice,” they all agreed. Over the next two weeks Servantes will hold concerts in Trail, Nakusp, Golden, Camrose and Fort Saskatchewan then off to San Francisco in November. 

 

Local resident Maria and son Greg thought the show would be something fun to do with her brother Vic, visiting from Lodi, California. “They’ll do well in San Francisco,” Vic commented.

 

Servantes was invited to Grand Forks by members of Alive! Entertainment Group (Maureen Paquet, Ted Invictus, Michele Cipressi Dean, Joanne Bailey, and Anya Soroka) after one of the members saw them play at Pacific Contact. This local volunteer group initiated the board for Alive! in April of 2013 with the intent of creating a sustainable source of live entertainment in our community. They provided room and board for the group while they were in town.

 

“We wanted to do it on a non-profit basis, knowing that it's difficult enough for musicians and other artists to earn a decent living  … and wanting to keep admission costs affordable for those attending — we just wanted good music!” shared Joanne Bailey. Contact Bailey if you would like to be notified of upcoming Alive! performances joanne_bailey@telus.net. Servantes also received a Canada Council for the Arts Grant to help with travel expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2014 CRITIC FROM BC TOUR WITH SERVANTES QUARTET

Canadian, Latin-flamenco-guitarist Servantes, (Patrice Servant), headed a four-piece ensemble that wowed the sold out, standing room only, intimate audience of 63 at gallery 2 Sunday night.  

 

Servantes, who has been playing guitar and studying music around the world since the age of five, offers a mostly instrumental, unique blend of jazz-infused flamenco both of his own compilations, as well as improvisations of well-known pieces with new instruments. In his words he creates, “Music for communicating …a universal language-with few words”.