Welcome to Patrick's world of bass

Patrick Scales started playing bass professionally at the early age of 14. He has been performing and recording with musicians such as Klaus Doldinger, Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Chuck Loeb, Robben Ford, Randy Brecker, Johnny Griffin, Benny Bailey, Claudio Roditi, the WDR Big Band and many others.

For more than 20 years now he is part of the famous German Jazz-Rock formation Klaus Doldingers Passport. During his career he toured many countries of the European, North and South American, Asian and African continents.

Together with his brother Martin Scales he is co leading the band Scales Brothers. With this band the brothers have released 3 CDs. Among those is the CD Grounded, which was released at the renowned jazz label Blue Note.

Patrick has a 19 years long experience of teaching bass-guitar at various Universities. At present he is a faculty member of the University for Music and Performing Arts, Munich. He has co written the book A Rhythmic Concept for Funk and Fusion/ Bass, which has been published by Advance Music.