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Dr. Tom Rudolph
Jazz Times magazine states that “Patrice Williamson isn’t a singer, she’s a one-woman jazz sampler. – She is a woman of many voices, each distinctly intriguing all distinctly her own.”
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a jazz singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s been rightly 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 at the famed Blue Note Jazz club in New York City, and with many well-known instrumentalists such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington. As a professor of voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, Peru, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival.
Patrice received both her master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Patrice is actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through teaching, ensuring that new generations will have an appreciation for this great American music.