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 regular at Boston’s celebrated Regattabar since1996, Williamson has appeared in the company of Tony Bennett, James Moody, and Cassandra Wilson at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival; and Danilo Perez and Kevin Mahogony at the Marblehead Jazz Festival. She’s been heard at Boston’s Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Hatch Shell, and Kresge Auditorium with the MIT Symphony Orchestra; as well as Joe’s Pub in New York, and the Somerset’s Bar in Singapore.
The critics and the jazz community have not been slow to recognize that this talent is for real.
The response to her debut recording, My Shining Hour and to her sophomore release, Free To Dream has been overwhelmingly positive, drawing favorable comparisons to legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. She was honored with a coveted “Best of Boston” award and was also a nominee for “Best Jazz Vocalist” by the Boston Music Awards.
Patrice’s undergraduate degree is in Classical Flute Performance from the University of Tennessee. She received both her Master’s degree and the Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music in jazz performance. She is an Associate Professor in the voice department at Berklee College of Music.
See Patrice’s website: www.riverlily.com