Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
The ‘Opera Song’... unfolds practically as a miniature three-act opera in itself... Add to this the personification of
that Barber conjures in her ‘Muse’ (dedicated to Renée Fleming) and you have a work unlike anything else heard in
either jazz or classical realms these days.
American Composer / Jazz Pianist / Singer Patricia Barber
Continues Green Mill Residency in Chicago
Prepares for 2019 Fall European Tour
Summer Canadian Tour Success
Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences!
Critical Praise for Higher
DownBeat Feature (August)
Jazziz Feature (July)
London Jazz News Feature (July)
Chicago Tribune Feature (June)Read the All About Jazz album review by Tyran Grillo
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Announcement Class of 2019
WPKN Interview with host Lisa Sahulka
Nate Chinen, Take Five for WBGO
The Patricia Barber Trio featuring Patrick Mulcahy
and Jon Deitemyer Higher
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.
Performing here with her long-time jazz trio (Patrick Mulcahy-bass, Jon Deitemyer-drums) and guests, Barber juxtaposes Angels, Birds, and I..." with some of her celebrated arrangements from the American Songbook.
- Sept 1: Rimouski Intl Festival du Jazz, Canada
- Sept 28: The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee in Milwaukee
- Oct 20: First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA
- Oct 22: City Winery, D.C.
European Tour: 2019-2020
- Nov 19: Pizza Express in London
- Nov 21:- 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 26 or 28: Wroclaw, Poland
- Jan 28: Oslo or Stockhom
- Jan 30: Nefertiti in Gothenburg, Sweden
- Jan 31-Feb 2: Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen
- Feb 4: Sendesaal in Bremen, Germany
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