Pat Mallinger, Tenor Saxophone Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Pat Mallinger first learned to play the saxophone 32 years ago. Prior to settling in Chicago in 1990 he spent time performing in Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, and Japan. Pat has been a member of the Ensemble since the early 90s. He is also a co-leader of Sabertooth, the mainstay band at Chicago’s Green Mill Lounge each Saturday night for the last 15 years.
In addition to his work with the CJE, Mr. Mallinger can be heard around town performing with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Jim Ryan/Bobby Lewis Quintet, and the Pat Mallinger Quartet. He performs concerts and festivals nationally and internationally both as the Pat Mallinger Quartet and with various groups. His resume includes work with world renowned performers including Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Harry Connick, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Pat is an original member of the Ravinia Jazz Mentor program, founded by Ramsey Lewis. For twelve years Pat has mentored the underserved inner city youth through jazz performance and clinics in Chicago Public High Schools.