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Patrice
Thursday August 16, 2018: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB, Air Conditioned
Patrice Williamson
Some people are just born to music. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a scintillating, soulful singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s rightly been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The All-Music Guide to Jazz.

A favorite of the Boston music scene, Patrice’s sensitive ballad work and fluent scat style have garnered invitations to perform most recently with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. As an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival. 

Currently, in addition to her performing, Patrice is also passing on the love of jazz to others through her teaching. At the New School of Music in Cambridge (a community music school), she has a number of private students, and at Wellesley College, she leads a (popular) jazz vocal ensemble called Body & Soul.
 
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