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7 Time Maple Blues Award Winner Horn Player Of The Year
Booking Information & Media
Pat Carey Performed On These Award Winning CDs:
1989 Juno Nomination - It's Been So Long - Downchild Blues Band
1995 Juno Nomination - Good Times Guaranteed - Downchild Blues Band
1995 Juno Nomination - Just Gettin' Started - Rita Chiarelli
2005 WCHandy Nomination - Coming From The Old School - Sam Myers
2005 Juno Nomination - Come On In - Downchild Blues Band
2005 Juno Nomination - No One To Blame - Rita Chiarelli
2006 Juno Award Winner - Let It Loose - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
Maple Blues Awards - Horn Player Of The Year
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008
1998 The Jazz Report - Downchild Blues Band
"It turns out that Pat Carey's longtime role as perhaps the best Blues/R&B sax player in Canada may actually be his secret identity! The mild-mannered member of world-famed Downchild Blues Band also has another persona: jazz songwriter and bandleader as he demonstrated on his debut album Starlight with Pat Carey's Jazz Navigators."
"Pat Carey's power and masterful sax riffs are always sure to energize a crowd."
M. Tangedal - Steppin' Out of Blue Monday CD Review
"The mellow jazzer "Won't Take It No More" offers some stunning sax work from Pat Carey (Downchild)."
"On "Annie's Got Sister", Pat Carey played an extended solo showing why he was voted as the top Canadian blues saxophonist. Carey made it sound as if the band had an entire brass section!"
Tim Holek, Blues On Stage
"Jumpin' in Jersey mines both blues and jazz in the manner of the great B3 organ groups led by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff and Jimmy McGriff. The album opens with three fine compositions by Pat & Jake that all feature plenty of blues soloing: One For Jimmy C ( Jimmy Cavallo ), Brooklyn Boogaloo and Blueserenity. If you want to know where some of Pat's award-winning solos come from, check out this CD."
John Valenteyn, Toronto Blues Society & CJRT
"On his new CD, Jumpin' In Jersey, Pat Carey again shows his love for, and mastery of, the genre in this smooth, but rambunctious, ride of musical delight."
Gary Tate, Whistler Radio
"Pat always plays like he's in Carnegie Hall (Carnegie Hall Carey)!!!!"
Jaymz Bee, JazzFM 91.1