Patrick Palomo's interest in music developed at an early age when he would follow his father, the well-known musician Joaquin "Ding" Palomo, to band practice. Patrick Palomo had the opportunity to see his father play guitar alongside some of Guam's most noted musicians during these practices at the home of Forrest Harris, a noted guitarist on Guam.
Palomo would go on to become a very accomplished jazz pianist and composer. Palomo's first live gig was with well-known vocalist Patti Lane. Palomo continued to grow in popularity on the island playing in well-known groups such as the Kasuals, Downbeats, Pacific Transfer, Bluefire, Pikka, Caliente, Fried Bananas, the Refuge, the Guam Jazz Quartet and alongside well-known artists including Dave Santos, Mike DiAmore, Cindy Svec, Santino Sgambelluri, Kenny Washington, Larry Franquez, Dave Duenas, Linda Guerrero, Jesse and Ruby, and Joe Cunningham. He also hosted many musicians and bands during a nine-year Jazz stint at House of Brutus.
Palomo's greatest musical influences and inspirations include his family, Johnny Sablan, Vic Perez, Bobby Enriquez, his brother Joseph Palomo, Carlos Laguana, Monte Pladevega, Eunice Demello, and Roque Mantanona. He was also greatly inspired by composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder and many jazz and Latino musicians.
Today, Palomo teaches music at Mt. Carmel Catholic School in Agat. He continues to work with over four generations of musicians, performs locally, and creates music with his longtime producer, Ed Ulloa. He continues to grace the stage alongside his band "Tradewinds" and young artists such as Shannon McManus, Jonathan Glaser, Andrew Gumataotao, and Joy James Ada to name a few.
In addition to Palomo's accomplishments as a local musician, he has also performed and recorded with many artists throughout the United States. Palomo's professional background includes jazz recordings produced by Ed Ulloa and Grammy Award Winner Frank Dorritie: "Alupang Sunset," "Piti Village," and "Conversations and Monologues." Most recently, Palomo released the albums "Evolutions", "Hinnenge" and "Kulot Minahalang."
Palomo was given the "Island Icon Award" in 2010. He has also graciously served as the jazz scholar for the Guam Humanities Council's jazz projects, bringing his knowledge, respect and stature to enhance the understanding and appreciation for jazz on the island.