Storeytime is a 5-piece vocal jazz group that features Patrick Storey, an extremely gifted young man who was diagnosed with autism when he was two.
Patrick is a treasure – he is a musician born with perfect pitch and the ability to recall musical phrases with mathematical precision – natural gifts that fewer than 1 in 10,000 people can boast. Patrick’s musical abilities became clear when his father enrolled him in music lessons in his teen years. Despite being limited verbally, he is able to read music, sing in multiple languages and boasts an impressive repertoire of complicated jazz, classical, pop & music theater styles.
Storeytime (a 501c) was created by Patrick’s father, Jim Storey, and professional musician Beth Rohde to give Patrick a performance platform & create awareness within the community about the impact of music to those within the autism spectrum. Beth, along with her husband Matt Rohde (who is the Associate Musical Director for American Idol) is the founder of Coast Music Conservatory in Hermosa Beach, CA.
StoreyTime made it’s debut at the 2nd Annual Evening for Autism benefit in Newport Beach, CA, performing in front of a crowd of 600. They have since performed in numerous venues and events in greater Los Angeles, and was recently nominated for “Best Jazz Vocal Group” at the LA Music Awards. This summer they recorded their debut at the historic Village Studios in Los Angeles, which will be released on iTunes in October.
With brilliantly diverse set lists that range from Michael Jackson medleys to Brazilian jazz, standards and original tunes, StoreyTime is a unique group that blends superb musicianship with an inspirational message about the power of music and autism awareness.