Patrizia The Sultry Lady Of Jazz Bio _________________________________________________________________
A Highly Acclaimed Award Winning International Jazz Vocalist, Recording Artist, Composer, Producer and Artistic Director, based out of San Diego, California, gifted with a beautiful rich soulful vocal instrument, likened to Ella Fitzgerald with Billie Holiday's vibrato.
She tells the story of each composition, as if she were the composer, each composition written just for her, using her 41/2 octave vocal range singing in over six languages including English, Spanish and Italian, presenting some of the best Jazz and Blues Vocals around, best known for her heartfelt, sultry renditions of Jazz and Blues Standards, as well as her stylish upbeat interpretations of Swing, Bebop, Latin Jazz, and her own original compositions. Give her any type of Composition and she will surely make it her own, presenting a program of carefully selected material drawn from her vast performance repertoire, making the lyrics come alive.
She has performed with many jazz greats including Daniel Jackson, Eric Gunnison-pianist for Carmen McCrae, Joe Keel, Rich Chiarluce, Nat Yarbrough, Jon Parker, Ron Levy, Danny, Bob Magnusson. Collaborations with Kenny Burrell, Eric Gunnison, Paul Tye, Daniel Jackson, Ron Levy, Jeff Denson, Richard James, James Moody,Turiya Mariah and other notable musicians. Her tour schedule has included, numerous states in the US, Europe, Japan and Canada.
Dubbed the Sultry Lady of Jazz during one of her performances, because of her naturally pure way of creating strong emotions in her listeners. Listening to her is addictive, singing with so many ranges of emotion, romance, lust, passion, melancholy, wistfulness, anticipation, joy, hope, and sadness, holding each note until it has served her purpose as she gently eases into the next. Her musical interpretations are with such natural phrasing, clear articulation, mellow tones, superb pitch and so much feeling she makes each composition come alive. Telling the story as if she were the composer. Believing that music is one's own thoughts, wisdom and experiences, in her words, "If you don't live it in your interpretation, you can't express it, nor can you tell an effective story."
A Denver, Colorado native, daughter of a brilliant world renowned Surgeon who played an excellent alto-sax (his is free time), grew up with a love for all kinds of Music. She fondly remembers, as a small child, her Mother and Father requiring her and her siblings to listen, understand, and recognize all types of Music and their instrumentation. One of her fondest memories, is that of being held by her dad, as he blew his Alto Sax. “Music was always playing“, she recalls, eating dinner to Classical Music and Opera (especially Italian), doing her homework and reading assignments while listening to Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy, Chris Connor, Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis , Herbie Mann, JJ Johnson, Art Pepper, George Shearing, James Moody, Turiya Mariah and Kenny Burrell to name but a few.
Her musical influences are numerous, along with the aforementioned, Frank Sinatra, Vic Damone, Perry Como, Dean Martin her Dad, who was an amazing Alto saxophonist, and accomplished musician in his own rite. She remembers all the stories told to her by her grandfather about her dad sneaking out of the house,when he was a mere boy, sitting in with many of the Jazz greats, including Charlie Parker, her family and her musical influences made a tremendous impression on her growning up. All types of music became her passion, with Jazz and Classical Music at the top of her list.
She enjoys taking her audiences on a musical journey with Compositions written by Gershwin, Porter, Kahn, Rogers, Hart, Ellington, Monk, Coltrane, Holiday,Berlin and numerous other compositions, that have been performed by some of the greatest Jazz Musicians of our time. She Interjects original compositions and new works by other composers in her performances.
Whatever your mood, happy or sad, torchy or melancholy. Listening to her musical interpretations will put a smile on your face and a feeling of satisfaction in your heart. Treat yourself to an evening with Patrizia.