Patrick Yandall (born Patrick Norman Yandall on September 5, 1959 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina) is a smooth jazz, contemporary jazz/rock/blues guitarist with 18 album releases. 15 jazz/ smooth jazz, rock instrumental "Going for One", 2 Blues rock "New York Blues" "One Hour Blues" and a new release "Ethos" scheduled for late 2016. He was raised in Bay City, Michigan and is a 1977 graduate of T.L. Handy High School in Bay City. Attended Central Michigan University. Patrick's latest achievement is a track of his "Mr. Fattburger" in the hit film "FRUITVALE STATION" in 2013 (See IMDB). Patrick's song "Who's The Bossa Now" from the album "Samoa Soul" was used in the political satire film War, Inc. starring John Cusack and Marissa Tomei. Yandall's music has also been featured on television and news broadcasts. The single, Tower of Soul, off that CD stayed No. 1 for 5 weeks straight on Smooth Jazz Now top 30 chart and hit No. 1 on Live 365 smooth jazz radio chart monitored by Radio Wave.
His 2004 From the Ashes on Apria Records, featured musicians such as Randy Brecker, Joel Rosenblatt and Will Lee. He has been featured in JAZZIZ, Smooth&Soul, and Smooth Jazz News. His "Eyes of Mars" 2005 release was number 6 for the year on JazzLynx and was featured in Jazz Times as one of the top releases of the season. He is a sessionist in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey.