#016 Patrick Warren: Composer/ Arranger/ Keyboard Player

Patrick Warren is an award-winning composer, arranger, producer and session pianist/keyboardist, based in Los Angeles. Patrick currently scores Showtime’s Peabody-nominated series The Chi (Seasons 1 and 2), created by Emmy-winning Master of None writer Lena Waithe. His film and TV scoring credits include PleasantvilleBoogie NightsDivine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodKnocked UpAcross the UniverseBloodworthSunshine Cleaning and HBO’s hit series, True Detective alongside T Bone Burnett.

Warren has performed and recorded with hundreds of artists including Aimee Mann, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontange, Fiona Apple and Lana Del Ray. Patrick’s touring highlights include tenures with Waits and Diana Krall, and he performed with Dylan at the White House in celebration of music from the civil rights movement.

Patrick’s string arrangements have appeared on albums for artists including Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Chris Issac and Gwen Stefani. He arranged and orchestrated the song “Glory from the movie Selma (written by John Legend, Common and Rhymefest) that won 8 awards including an Oscar (2015), Golden Globe (2015) and Grammy (2016). His arrangements also appeared on Common’s 2016 album, Black America Again, and received critical acclaim, being described as some of Common’s most vital work to date.

You can follow Patrick on Instagram at @patrickwarren1.

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