Lewis Patzner


San Francisco, CA
64 Played at 64 groupmuses!

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Lewis Patzner is an Oakland-born cellist and composer, who plays a variety of styles including classical, jazz, folk, and pop/rock, and makes his living both as a freelance work for hire cellist, and as an independent artist, organizing and performing at his own concerts. His current roster of group includes the Town Quartet, Cosa Nostra Strings, Musical Art Quintet, Ariel Wang, and the Proteus Trio. Past groups include Judgement Day (founding member), Whiskerman (founding member), and La Dee Da. Lewis has also toured and played with Mates of State, Pinback, Margot and the Nuclear So-and-so's, Tim Kasher, and Dredg. Lewis has recorded with many artists, including Demi Lovato, Pete Yorn, Slash, and Margaret Cho, for her Grammy award nominated album, "American Myth." He is also the featured cellist on the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated 2018 film, “Can You Ever Forgive Me.” Lewis composes for most of his groups, and was the Composer in Residence for the Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra.

Traditional Repertoire

Solo rep:

Bach suites for solo cello 1-4.
Transcriptions of songs and opera arias by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Purcell, Schubert, etc.
Original pieces.



Cosa Nostra strings

  • String Trio + Bone and Perc
  • 94610
  • 1 groupmuse played

Concerto Club

  • Soloists
  • Oakland
  • Hasn't played any groupmuses, yet

Performed groupmuses (64)

A Museday Evening with Friends

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Central Berkeley, Berkeley

This groupmuse happened about 5 years ago

Holiday Classical at the Penthouse

  • Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 3:00 PM
  • Adams Point, Oakland Oakland, CA

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

Autumn Color Tour

  • Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 3:00 PM
  • Cole Valley, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened almost 7 years ago

Mission Music & Muse

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM
  • San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 7 years ago