"The super funky guitar of William Spaceman Patterson"
"It's time for Spaceman to shine, The baton has been passed!"
- James Mtume, Producer/Artist
William “Spaceman” Patterson
(Billy “Spaceman” Patterson)
Instrumentalist/ Producer/ Music Director/ Music Supervisor/ Composer/Arranger/Teacher
Spaceman is both a popular musician and consummate musical virtuoso who performs, produces, composes, and arranges all genres of music. His experience in the field of entertainment crosses a wide spectrum.
Patterson studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the New York Institute of Technology. He has also studied privately with Coleridge Taylor Perkinson and James ”Blood” Ulmer.
His musical credits that read like a veritable who’s who in music, He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as: Miles Davis, Mariah Carey Luther Vandross, Sun Ra, Tom Browne,
LL Cool J, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Ornette Coleman, Roberta Flack, Curtis Mayfield, Lenny White, Sly Stone, James Brown, Wallace Roney, Eric Clapton, Mary J Blige, KRS ONE, David Sanborn, Bill Cosby, Grover Washington Jr. Robert Glasper, George Clinton, Phil Collins, Bernard Wright, The Temptations, Marcus Miller, The Isley Brothers, Chico DeBarge, Mtume, Gwen Guthrie, The Barkays, Q Tip, Lena Horne, Michael Henderson, Olatunji, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Doug E. Fresh, Big Joe Turner, James Blood Ulmer, Aaliyah, Bootsy Collins, Ziggy Marley, B. B. King, Jahiem, Maceo Parker, Stetsasonic, Frank Ocean, and many others.
His musical styling has graced many a hit record, movies, TV shows, and commercials.
TV and movie projects include “The Cosby Show”, “A Different World”, “Sesame Street,” “The Cosby Mysteries”, “One Life To Live”, ”Cosby”, “Fatherhood”, ”Unbreakable”, “New York Undercover”, “House Party”, “Posse”, The Inkwell”, Something Wild”, “Rave”, the acclaimed HBO film, ”Unchained Memories”, Readings From the Slave Narratives, ”Polynesian Power”, “Unstoppable” (Conversation w/ Gordon Parks Sr. Ossie Davis, and Melvin Van Peebles), and the award winning “Fast Pitch”. His Theater credits include, “The Love Space Demands” with Ntozake Shange, “Thunder Knocking On The Door”, “Rhinestone”, “Pippin”, “Grease”,” Mother Courage”, “Dream On Monkey Mountain”, “Ain’t Supposed To Die A Natural Death”(Audelco Award winner Best Music Direction). He was the producer/director of the TV show “Literary Living”.
His vision has now placed him in the unique position to develop a 21st century model of a multi-media/entertainment/educational entity. The realization that we are strategically positioned in the world of evolving multi-media opens up a myriad of opportunities to forge new entities of influence in the market place and “Pop Culture”. Patterson draws on all his experiences in performance, arts, media, technology, etc. to carve out a new paradigm in developing, producing, teaching, packaging, and marketing varied sources of intellectual content to the public.
To understand that the utilization of modern media not only as a marketing tool and info source, but also as a source of ENTERCATION. This inspired manner of merging conscious entertainment with education, has inspired Spaceman to branch out to pursue his vision in the development /appropriation of intellectual properties for these purposes.