Saxophonist and composer Patrick Cornelius, a frequent 'Rising Star' from the Downbeat Critics Poll, he has released 8 albums, and has written and performed original music in New York and around the world for over 15 years. "While We're Still Young," musical musings on the poems of A.A. Milne, was commissioned by Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation, recorded and released by Whirlwind Recordings. It has been performed 39 times in both The United States and Europe.
"This work shouldn't just be labelled "chamber jazz" since it's very much more than that. Like its elegant cover, it's actually a work of art." ★ ★ ★ ★ --All About Jazz
"Cornelius has created a work of genuine substance, the writing often complex, multi-layered yet always adroit, deploying his resources well, the melodic moments often memorable, the solo excursions largely pleasing, the effect at times like a miniature Schneider ensemble." ★ ★ ★ ★ --Jazzwise Magazine
"An entire album peppered with goosebumps-inducing moments... Cornelius's music and messages resonate broadly and vividly, reminding any listener of what's most precious to us all." --The Ottawa Citizen
"His arrangements, intricate with secondary motifs and contrasting counterlines create vivid musical counterparts for Milne's imagery." --The New York City Jazz Record