Tom Patitucci got his first guitar at the age of 10, and began playing folk and blues music. By the time he was 14, Tom was playing in local bands and had already begun composing both songs and instrumental music. He received a degree in classical guitar performance from Cal State Hayward in 1978.
Tom has taught many private students over the years, his brother being the first and most famous. He has been a clinician and performer at the annual Panama Jazz Festival since 2010. Tom has recorded and/or performed with John Patitucci, Michael Brecker, Paul Motian, Brian Blade, Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lizz Wright and many others. His jazz trio recording, “Unity Gained” features Grammy award winning bassist John Patitucci and drummer, Rudy Royston.