Music Composer - Native Detroiter

Patrick Prouty is a bassist, composer, conductor  and educator from Detroit MI. As a bassist he has toured North America, Europe and Asia with Grammy nominee, Bettye Lavette and blues great, Johnnie Bassett among many other artists. Concerts have included the North Sea Jazz Festival, Bonnarro, Detroit Jazz Festival.  He maintains a very active performance schedule as a sideman and leading his own group, The Detroit Office of Civil Defense

Patrick's skills as a composer cross many genres including jazz, salsa, orchestral, and avant-garde. His music has been featured in many TV shows and feature films including Brooklyn 99, Overboard, The Good Place, Parenthood, Nurse Jackie, Masterpiece Theater and Breaking Bad, The Today Show and Suits. 

He has won multiple awards for his music including the Block M Records Award in 2006  Detroit Music Award for Best Jazz Recording in 2008 and 2012 and Best Classical Composer in 2020. Patrick received a lifetime achievement award from the Michigan Music Hall of Fame in 2023. 

Patrick is the Director of Orchestra and Choirs at The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy.