Big band leader and alto sax great Pat Longo died on March 26, 2020 of the coronavirus. He was 90 years old. Pat was a first rate musician who lived a long life and made a lot of great music. Among the highlights of his career, Pat was lead alto on the Harry James Band. With Harry’s blessing, Pat founded and directed the Pat Longo Super Big Band and the Pat Longo Hollywood Big Band, performing and recording with L.A.’s best. Continue reading
After more than 50 years in Los Angeles, big band musician Pat Longo has returned to his roots and moved back to his hometown of Lodi, New Jersey.
As Pat likes to say, “the Longo Train has made many stops.” He has performed at The Vintage Club, The Academy Awards Governors Ball, New Years Eve Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion… along with famed conductor Zubin Mehta and the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra, Caesar’s Palace and The Golden Nugget. He has entertained and worked side by side with such stars as Seth MacFarlane, Adam Levine and Jimmy Kimmel. Continue reading