PATRICIA BARBER – I’ve been a fan of Patricia’s and pegged her for stardom since her first CDs in the 1990s. Possessed of a supple, hauntingly evocative voice and an expressive, idiosyncratic piano style, Patricia inexorably draws the listener into her unique musical world. Add to that a keen ear for melody and a poet’s way with wordplay and metaphor, and rarely have so many musical gifts found expression in a single soul. Whether she’s exploring every nuance of meaning in a torch song or literately critiquing today’s social scene in one of her original compositions, few artists have the storytelling ability of Patricia.
Patricia’s new ArtistShare CD Higher, of groundbreaking originals she calls Art Songs, is getting some over the top reviews, and there will be features on her in Downbeat and JazzIz this year. Contact me for an EPK, and make a date on your calendar for one of the most significant artists working in Jazz today.
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