Patrick Yandall

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Patrick Norman Yandall (born September 5, 1959 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States)[1] is an American smooth jazz guitarist.

He was raised in Bay City, Michigan, and is a 1977 graduate of T.L. Handy High School in Bay City. He attended Central Michigan University. His song "Mr. Fattburger" appeared in the film Fruitvale Station. His song "Who's the Bossa" from his album Samoa Soul appeared in the film War, Inc.. Yandall's music has appeared on television and news broadcasts. The single "Tower of Soul" from his album The Window spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Smooth Jazz Now chart and reached No. 1 on the Live 365 smooth jazz radio chart monitored by Radio Wave.[2]

His album From the Ashes (Apria, 2004) featured Randy Brecker, Will Lee, and Joel Rosenblatt. He has been featured in Jazziz, Smooth & Soul, and Smooth Jazz News. His album Eyes of Mars (2005) was No. 6 for the year on JazzLynx and was featured in Jazz Times magazine as one of the top albums of the season. Yandall is a session musician in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, and New Jersey. His work has appeared on The Weather Channel's Local on the 8s segments.


Title Year Label
That Feels Nice! 1992/1994 Indie/EPD
A Lasting Embrace 1997 Brainchild
Of Two Cities 2000 Zangi
Back to the Groove 2001 Zangi
From the Ashes 2003 Apria Records
Eyes of Mars 2005 Apria
Samoa Soul 2006 Zangi
New York Blues 2007 Zangi
Laws of Groovity 2008 Zangi
A New Day 2009 Zangi
Going For One 2009 Zangi
Christmas San Diego Style 2010 Zangi
The Window 2011 Innervision Records
One Hour Blues 2011 Zangi Records
Acoustic Dreamscape 2012 Zangi Records
Soul Grind 2013 Innervision Records
Blonde Telepathy 2014 Zangi Records
My Christmas Prayer 2014 Zangi Records
Ethos 2016 Zangi Records
A Journey Home 2017 Zangi Records
10 South Riverside 2018 Zangi Records
When Its Hip 2019 Zangi Records
Jazz On the Vine 2020 Zangi Records


  1. ^ "Yandall, Patrick (Norman)" Archived 2011-05-31 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Rock (2010-01-30) Patrick Yandall Releases First Rock Instrumental CD Going For One".

External links[edit]

Official website