If you have ever heard a McDonalds, Tony the Tiger, Chicken of the Sea, or American Airlines commercial, you have heard him play. Singers and instrumentalists would visit 640 Babetta Avenue in Park Ridge, IL weekly, practice, and record albums in his upstairs and downstairs recording studios. He performed on 90% of all of the radio and TV commercials produced in Chicago from 1960-2015. This home was a place of laughter, love of music and good books, and delightful menus and parties designed by his wife, Patricia.
Press Release about Patrick’s Album, “Expressions of Love”:
Patrick Ferreri, Chicago’s well-known and respected studio, classic and jazz guitarist, has just released his first solo jazz album, Expressions of Love. This album features Patrick’s own exquisitely complex arrangements of the following timeless songs: All the Things You Are, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Medley: Wait Till You See Her, I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face and Nancy (With the Laughing Face), My Romance, Early Autumn, They Say It’s Wonderful, The Very Thought of You, Moon River, Stella By Starlight, and Till There Was You. Three years in the making, this album is now available through http://www.cdbaby.com and http://www.gracenote.com. Timed perfectly for both Christmas and Valentine’s Day, this CD will appeal to anyone who has ever been in love or dreamed of being in love.
Patrick’s forty years of arranging for TV commercials and musical ensembles is evident in his publication library online called The Professional Series. Transcriptions include classical pieces for the solo classic guitar, guitar and flute, guitar and clarinet, guitar and voice, and guitar and string ensembles. Career Management articles, two books for the fretted bass. He is currently working on his newest project, an 8-volume publication entitled “The Classic Guitar Player’s Guide for Arranging, Composition, Improvisation and Interpretation.” When finished, they will also be translated into Braille text and music, and will be available online, through Ferreri Publications.
Every day people around the world use his compositions as their business commercials. Available through Imagem Productions, Patrick performs on the following albums where individual songs can be downloaded in wav or mp3 format: Nature Trail, 99 Spots, Good Intentions, and All Blues.
Under the tutelage of renowned jazz guitarist, George Allan, and classic guitarist, Richard Pick, Patrick learned theory, composing and arranging. As a staff musician at the American Broadcasting Company, he was the youngest musician on the Don McNeill Breakfast Club. In the 70’s and 80’s when Chicago was the hub for commercial work, Patrick was on every major spot: Burger King, Marlboro, Chicken of the Sea, Tony the Tiger, and United Airlines, to name but a few. He has worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Orchestra, The Music of the Baroque Ensemble, The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, The South Bend (Indiana) Orchestra and numerous Chicago ensembles. As a studio guitarist, Patrick has the rare ability to perform in all styles—jazz, country, classical, and ala the latest pop artists—plus on a wide variety of fretted instruments, such as the Renaissance lute, tenor banjo, Russian balalaika, mandolin, mandola, and mandocello. His skill in sight reading and composing on-the-spot has earned him the respect of ad agencies, conductors, fellow musicians, and clients.
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