Darian Anthony Patrick is a musician based in Portland, OR. Focusing on percussion, with training in classical and stage voice and bass guitar, Darian performs a broad range of musical styles with particular focus on Black American and African diasporic traditions.

Some of the instruments Darian performs regularly include: drum kit, cajon, congas, bongos, djembe, timbales, and pandeiro.

Darian works as a performer and session musician, and is also a skilled producer and recording/mixing engineer, and regularly composes and arranges for other artists.

Darian has studied percussion in Portland, OR with masters Israel Annoh (Ebo Taylor, E.T. Mensah, Obo Addy, Ghana Broadcasting Orchestra) and Caton Lyles (Obo Addy, Janice Scroggins, Mel Brown, Nu Shooz). Prior to moving to Portland in 2014, he spent three years in private vocal study with master vocalist John Nicholas Peters, preparatory vocal study with Anjin Stewart-Funai at Cleveland Institute of Music, and private study with Elise Mark at Temple University.  Darian studied bass guitar with Brooke Mccorkle at University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Patrick spent the the 2013-2014 season as a baritone with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and in the premiere presentation of Julia Wolfe's 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning Anthracite Fields.


Background photo: Guy Brooksbank