BASSIST /// GUITARIST
COMPOSER /// ARRANGER
Patrick has been a working musician since 2000, playing upright and electric bass and guitar with various groups across the United States. Getting his start at the Yard Rock in Quincy, Massachusetts, he began playing guitar and bass around the blues circuit of the greater Boston area.
This provided a strong background to continue studies in jazz and classical music with Nicholas Walker at Ithaca College in upstate New York, graduating with a BM in Jazz Studies in 2010. Moving to New York City in 2012, he consistently composed and recorded with a variety of ensembles until early 2016.
In 2016, Patrick followed professional opportunities to Oakland, California. Staying busy in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, he has balanced his time developing his skills with the upright bass, recording with various ensembles, and composing new music.
Drawing inspiration from African and Caribbean music - filtered through the lens of an American Blues, Jazz, and Soul upbringing - Murphy developed a wide range of styles, playing everything from jazz to afrobeat, americana to funk.
For a taste of what's been spinning on the turntables, be sure to check out the monthly show on Melodic Distraction Radio, based in Liverpool UK. Listen to upcoming and archived shows on the Sitka Sun artist page here at