patrice rushen

patrice rushen

Patrice Rushen "Softly"

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Essence of Jazz Bringing You Jazz Vybe's & Urban Soul Classics. Time to set the mood for a little romance with the Smooth Jazz Vybe's of Pianist\Keyboardist\Vocalist and Producer Patrice Rushen. This is from 1997 release Signature. Debuting at the tender age of 20 with her 1974 release Prelusion Patrice was already an accomplished Jazz Pianist. A classically trained pianist, Rushen has spent a lifetime honing the skills that make her one of the music industry’s most versatile and sought after artists. In 1998, she was again honored by the music industry when her adult contemporary CD, “Signature”, received a Grammy nomination. The CD also received an NAACP Image Award nomination and also landed in the top ten of the adult contemporary jazz charts. The critically lauded, chart topping style she championed in the 70’s and 80’s — a jazz/R&B/pop fusion that combines melodic accessibility with instrumental prowess. This not only became her signature style, but also has continued to be a mainstay of popular radio. Considered one of the world's top jazz pianists, Rushen has performed with and produced for such esteemed artists as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Lionel Hampton, Carlos Santana, Boys II Men, George Benson, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Nancy Wilson, Michael Jackson, Dianne Reeves, Sheena Easton, Stanley Turentine, Joshua Redman and on and on. She has played at some of the world's most prestigious jazz festivals and events.