American Composer & Jazz Icon Patricia Barber Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2019. 2020 European Tour Announced!
Press Praise Continues
Conspicuously literate and restlessly inventive." —The New Yorker
Stereophile Editor's Pick, Downbeat, Jazziz, Chicago Tribune, London Jazz News, International Airplay!
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Interview & Performance on November 25th!
3:30-4:30pm Paris Time (9:30-10:30am EDT U.S.)
European / US Tour: 2019-2020
Nov 21: Le Colisee in Lens, France
Nov 23: Teatro Fernan-Gomez in Madrid
Nov 25-27: Duc des Lombards in Paris
Nov 28: Unterfahrt in Munich
Nov 30: Gazarte in Athens
Jan 23: La Petit Faucheux in Tours, France
Jan 25: Nasjonal Jazzscene-Victoria in Oslo
Jan 28: Impart ArtCenter in Wroclaw, Poland
Jan 30: Nefertiti in Gothenburg, Sweden
Feb 1: Theatro Circo in Braga, Portugal
Feb 3: Sendesaal in Bremen, Germany
Feb 8-9: Triple Door in Seattle
Feb 10: Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz
Feb 12: Harris Center in Folsom, CA
Feb 13: Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto
Feb 15: TBA in Marin/Sonoma
Mar 14: MCG in Pittsburgh- trio double bill with Kenny Werner
About Patricia Barber
Internationally acclaimed American composer singer/pianist Patricia Barber raises the bar with her 2019 recording on ArtistShare, her first since the critically acclaimed Smash
(Concord, 2013). Higher
marks Barber's return with another form-shattering collection of original material.
Renowned as a singular songwriter for her harmonic sophistication and incisive lyrics, Barber made several albums for Premonition and Blue Note Records that sold over 100,000.
Barber, who has also won a Guggenheim fellowship in Composition, once again brings thrilling original material into the jazz orbit. Featured on Higher is an art song cycle, Angels, Birds, and I...", that can be performed by jazz vocalists and instrumentalists as well as classical singers. In 2015 Barber toured an early version of the cycle in concerts with Renée Fleming. In 2016 she took the cycle to Chicago's Harris Theater to open the prestigious Ear Taxi New Music Festival.