Music Composer - Native Detroiter

Winner of the 2020 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Classical Composer.

Patrick Prouty is a bassist, composer 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 and many others. 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.

He has won multiple awards for his music including the Block M Records Award in 2006 and the Detroit Music Award for Best Jazz Recording in 2008 and 2012. 

Patrick has been a faculty member of the University of Michigan-Flint Dept. of Music since 2010. At UofM-Flint he teaches Applied Double-Bass, Mainstream Music Writing, Survey of Rock And Roll. He also directs the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Contemporary Music Ensemble.