Pat Metheny


Birthday August 12, 1954

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Lee's Summit, MO

Age 69 years old

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Jazz guitarist who combines jazz fusion and Latin influences in his music and he is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group. He collaborated with David Bowie on his popular song "This Is Not America." He has received 20 Grammy Awards throughout his prolific career. 

Before Fame

When he was fifteen, he won a scholarship from Down Beat Magazine for a jazz camp. He worked as a teaching assistant at Berklee College of Music. 


He won his 20th career Grammy Award in 2013 when his album Unity Band took home Best Jazz Instrumental Album. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from McGill University in 2019. 

Family Life

He grew up in Lee's Summit, Missouri. He married Latifa Metheny and he has two children named Nicolas and Jeff. His brother Mike Metheny is a jazz flugelhornist. 

Associated With

He named his song "James" from the album Offramp after folk legend James Taylor