Pat Coil joins the UNT Jazz Studies faculty

Pianist, keyboardist, and organist Pat Coil will join the UNT Jazz Studies faculty as an associate professor starting in Fall 2015. His teaching assignment will include private lessons in jazz piano, coordinating the jazz small group program, and teaching improvisation.

Pat has been an adjunct faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University since 2006, has taught at the Nashville Jazz Workshop since 2004, and has taught at many other workshop. He attended UNT in the mid-1970s and was a member of the One O'Clock Lab Band.

His recent CD releases include Bird House and True North.

Pat brings to our faculty a deep foundation in straightahead jazz and an extraordinarily broad range of collaborations developed over many years of live and studio performances as a member of the Los Angeles and Nashville scenes.

Pat has performed in concert on piano, synth, and organ with the Woody Herman Big Band, Carmen McRae, Michael McDonald, Barbra Streisand, Larry Carlton, Bob Sheppard, Pat Metheny, Ernie Watts, Kenny Loggins, Marty Stuart, Olivia Newton John, Vince Gill, Patti LaBelle, Michael W Smith, George Strait, Boz Scaggs, BeBe Winans, The London Symphony, Take Six, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Faith Hill, Fred Hammond, Bette Midler, Scott Henderson, Grant Geissman, CeCe Winans, Kenny Rogers, Amy Grant, Clark Terry, Alphonze Mouzon, Christopher Cross, Jeff Coffin, Martina McBride, Liza Minelli, The Nashville Symphony, Brandon Fields, Little Richard, Yolanda Adams, Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, Gerald Albright, Tom Harrell, Trisha Yearwood, John Pattitucci, Billy Preston, Mark Murphy, Kirk Whalum, Diana Ross, Joe Williams, Stan Getz, Bob Mintzer, and Greg Osby.

Pat has played on recording sessions with Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Carmen McRae, Michael McDonald, Scott Henderson, Travis Tritt, Ernie Watts, CeCe Winans, Woody Herman, Aaron Tippin, Shania Twain, Pam Tillis, Colin Raye, Peter Cetera, Mark Douthit, Larry Carlton, Trisha Yearwood, Harry Chapin, ReCoil, Patti Austin, The Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Andy Williams, Barry Manilow, Martina McBride, BeBe Winans, Christopher Cross, Point of Grace, Ricky Van Shelton, Englebert Humperdinck, Kenny Rogers, the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band, Cliff Richard, Billy Joe Walker, BJ Thomas, Trace Adkins, Dionne Warwick, George Strait, Bette Midler, Jim Ferguson, and Olivia Newton John.

His film and TV soundtrack work includes Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager, The Tonight Show, LA Law, Bette Midler HBO Specials, The Grammy Awards, Babe Ruth, Colombo, The Bodyguard, The Best of Times, Mobsters, Growing Pains, Just the Ten of Us, China Beach, Pure Country, Addams Family Values, The Waltons, Deep Space Nine, Benji, Sesame Street: Follow That Bird, Dennis The Menace, The Dame Edna TV Series, Knots Landing, The Last Boy Scout, Maverick, Honeymoon In Vegas, Murphy Brown, Back To The Beach, Major Dad, Alf, Growing Pains, The Dove Awards, The Scarecrow & Mrs. King, Caddyshack, Alien Nation, Spencer For Hire, Pink Cadillac, Throw Mama From The Train, Dallas, Jake & The Fatman, Uncle Buck, Funny Farm, The Arsenio Hall Show, Murder She Wrote, Falcon Crest, Conan O’Brien, The Today Show, and Dionne (Warwick) And Friends.

Pat's ad agency and sound library work has included clients Warner Bros., FirstCom Music, CNN, TNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN Airport, Headline News, Unison, Phil Kelly Productions, Matthews/Griffith Productions, Jam Productions, TM Century, The Music Bakery, Steven Arnold Productions, 615 Music, Abaco Productions, Score Productions, Ken Barken Productions, High Five Entertainment, Boosey & Hawkes, Liberty Hill Music, Scene Three Productions, Green Hills Records, Dan Williams Music, and Universal Music Group.

Pat Coil is a Yamaha artist.

Photo credit: Ryan Kelly Coil, Recoil Photography