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Patrick Burke has been playing the vibraphone since the early 70's. Having first heard the vibes being played by Milt Jackson of the Modern Jazz Quartet, he was hooked. Playing in the San Diego based group Storm, Patrick began playing the latin jazz music of Cal Tjader. He still plays this style today in his band The Latin Jazz Quintet, which features some of San Diego's top latin players.

Patrick moved to Boston in the mid-70's to study at Berklee College Of Music. The main goal was to study drums with Alan Dawson, whose students included Tony Williams, John Robinson, Terry Lyne Carrington,and John Ramsey. Planning to stay for just the summer, Patrick spent two 1/2 years at Berklee studying with Dave Samuels, Dave Friedman, Tom VanderGeld (vibes) and Gary Burton (arranging), Alan Dawson (drums).

Patrick has made a name for himself by playing at the LA Vibe Summits. These are a yearly event hosted by Mal Sands to honor the vibe greats. Milt Jackson, Gary Burton, Charlie Shoemake, Emil Richards, Larry Bunker, Terry Gibbs, and Dave Pike have all been honered.

Within the last few years Patrick has recorded with Bobby Caldwell and does numerous studio sessions.

TJADERIZED is now playing shows

Featuring Patrick Burke on vibraphone and an All Star group.

Tommy Aros: Congas / Robert Lanuza Piano / Duncan Moore Drums / Ignacio Arango Bass / Special guests every show....Gilbert Castellanos , Dan Reagan, Kiko Cornejo Jr & Sr.......

Playing some great Cal Tjader and more!

Follow Tjaderized on Face book and Youtube under pandiego53

Coming SOON at Tjaderized.com / Music and lesson material from the members of Tjaderized....song charts, transcripitions of solos, solo concepts, grooves, and ideas for the songs we play.

Check the Calendar for upcoming events and cilck the music page to hear some song clips.



Now the beautiful sound of the marimba is yours. Also with the great vocals of Bob Eagleman

Relaxing Spanish Mexican Latin & pop favs songs to fit your event

Marimba San Diego on YOUTUBE


If you need some beautiful & elegant jazz for your event, the vibes is the way to go.

Solo -duos - & more. Jazz standards to latin to smooth jazz !

Please take a listen to the music clips.



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"San Diego's best and absolutely most inventive, creative and versatile vibraphonist."

Mal Sands - L.A. Jazz Scene

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This page and my playing is dedicated to Mal Sands. A close friend and the biggest vibe fan ever!

New page dedicated to the Vibe Summits and Mal Sands.



MAL SANDS 12/10/2007