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.
In October 2019 Patricia received the rare honor of induction into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, along with a handful of other luminaries including Michelle Obama, and her 2019 ArtistShare CD Higher, mostly groundbreaking originals she calls Art Songs, has inspired some over the top reviews, as well as features on Patricia in JazzIz and Downbeat. Contact me for an EPK, and make a date on your calendar for one of the most significant artists working in Jazz today.