Lewis PatznerOakland, CA
Lewis Patzner is a professional Cellist and Composer from Oakland, Ca. After earning a bachelors degree in cello performance from the Peabody Institute in 2007, Lewis took an uncommon path and toured both as a side musician for rock bands, and in his own experimental instrumental metal band, Judgement Day. He now lives in Oakland and works as a freelance musician. A dedicated chamber musician of all styles, Lewis plays standard string quartet repertoire with the Town Quartet, jazz, world music, and originals with the Musical Art Quintet, and modern punk with the artsy Oakland band, La Dee Da. Lewis has appeared on over 100 recordings, with artists including Slash, Pete Yorn, Pinback, and Demi Lovato. He is also the organizer of the Classical Revolution Oakland chapter, which presents one performance a month at Awaken Cafe in Oakland. Lewis is currently in the process of recording an album of original music for solo cello, produced by the former cellist of the Kronos Quartet, Joan Jeanrenaud.
A live performance of Xenophonic by Judgement Day.
Judgement Day on the Chasing the Moon Podcast
A set of songs performed by Judgement Day, including Lewis Patzner’s etude for solo cello.