Patrizia was nicknamed 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 sing is addictive, because she sings with so many ranges of emotion, which include 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. She believes that music is one's own experience, thoughts, and wisdom. 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 famous Surgeon and current San Diego resident, she 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 and Kenny Burrell to name but a few.
Patrizia has had many musical
influences in her life, along with the aforementioned, Frank Sinatra, Vic
Damone, Perry Como, Dean Martin and last but not least 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 dad was determined
to be a great musician, until her grandfather, convinced him that the life
of a musician, as in all of the arts, was full of uncertainty, he therefore
made a choice, becoming a brilliant surgeon instead, gaining world
All of these things made a tremendous impression on her, all types of music became her passion, with Jazz at the top of the list.
She enjoys taking her audiences on a musical journey with Compositions written by Gershwin, Porter, Kahn, Rogers, Hart, Ellington, Monk, Coltrane, Holiday and numerous others that have been performed by some of the greatest Jazz Musicians of our time. Interjecting 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.
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