Patty Sanphy Band

Patty Sanphy has spent her lifetime devoted to music. She learned to sing at her daddy’s knee, in a big Irish American family in Bucks County, PA. She loved the Big Band sound on her parents records. And she listened to Motown, Pop, and Soul music on the radio. At 16, she picked up the guitar and started performing in a folk group. She took her degree in Jazz Guitar while gigging in a popular local Philadelphia Blues Rock band.

In 1985 Patty moved to Pinellas County, FL to be closer to her parents. She continued her studies on guitar, and performed with her duo, Easy Street. She also began to teach music at Country Day Academy in Largo, and to build a successful private teaching practice.

Patty has had numerous successful musical projects and collaborations in the Tampa Bay region over three decades. Her own projects included The Patty Sanphy Group, Swing Sisters, The Women’s Blues Review, and Equinox jazz duo. She has had the honor of working with the areas best and brightest, and she continues to learn from these mentors.

In 2002 Patty released her CD with her Women’s Blues Review project, and the band was a mainstay on the regional scene for a decade. Currently Patty is most interested in performing her beloved jazz and blues in solo settings, with occasional ensemble shows.

Patty plays every third Saturday at Sages Bistro in Largo, and twice monthly at Lucky Lobster Co. in Dunedin. Her new group will be playing at the Gulfport Peace, Love, and Women Music Festival on September 17, 2017. She resides in Largo, where she tries to instill her love of music in her students.