Historical Perspectives on Blues Music from Band Director Tom Patterson

Tom Patterson is a band director in the Round Rock school district with a passion for jazz and blues. Band director Tom Patterson asserts that blues music has contributed more to our modern musical tradition than any other form of music. Jazz and blues music, notes band director Tom Patterson, are at the heart of American musical style and at the heart of jazz and blues is the blues guitar. The band director at Deerpark Middle School, Tom Patterson recently explained to his students that the guitar is the signature instrument of jazz and blues.

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Tom Patterson, the Band Director at Deerpark Middle School, has been passionate about music for as long as he can remember. Deerpark

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