Pat Metheny (born August 12, 1954, Lee's Summit, Missouri) is an American jazz guitarist and composer. He is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, post-bop, latin jazz and jazz fusion. He has 3 gold albums & 20 Grammy Awards. He is the brother of jazz flugelhornist & journalist Mike Metheny.