Delivered on August 8, 1974, in Schenectady, NY, jazz saxophonist Brian Patneaude originally played drums in his high-school rock-band, the ironically called Fusion. Heading from metalhead to jazzer, Patneaude was presented to the music of David Sanborn and Michael Brecker by his music group director and shortly began critical jazz studies. Ultimately attending the faculty of St. Rose, Patneaude graduated in 1996 using a level in music education. Since that time, the tenor saxophonist provides performed with such mixed performers as Alex Torres con Los Reyes Latinos, the Refrigerators, Terry Gordon, George Muscatello, among others in addition to pursued a experts level on the College-Conservatory of Music on the School of Cincinnati. He released his debut record, Variations, along with his quartet in 2003.