‘A personable, hard-working figure on East London’s thriving jazz scene, Faye Patton returns here with her fourth album, which not only highlights her interest in Latin jazz (and her unique take on it) but also marks an upward curve in the quality of her songwriting. ‘Soul Retrieval adds a crisply soulful, slightly rocky vibe to her tunes. Patton’s compositions are strong, her lyrics intriguing, her playing pleasingly angular, and top-notch instrumental support from her band – saxophonist Tony Kofi and guitarist Ryan Pope especially – make this an album worth investigating. A definite stand-out from the crowd.’ (Jazzwise, July 2022)
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Faye is a ‘Nu Jazz’ singer-songwriter, pianist and classically trained guitarist – she writes original songs in jazz idiom which combine jazz, funk, pop, folk, gospel and blues influences with a retro yet contemporary sound that recalls the great divas of the 30’s 40’s and 50’s. Her vocals, (with a register that stretches to heights, depths and lengths that make audiences gasp) have been compared to Judy Garland and Joni Mitchell. Her prodigious piano playing has been compared to Ray Charles and Horace Silver. Faye gigs both solo and with her talented band. A powerful lyricist as well as player, her songs contain an inspirational LGBT flavour rarely seen on the jazz scene.
Faye has gigged regularly in and around the London over the last 20 years. Venues include: Soho Theatre Piano Bar, Ray’s Jazz, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s, Stratford Theatre Royal, Upstairs at The Ritzy Cinema, The Vortex, The Green Note, The Pheasantry, Karamel Klub, Toulouse Lautrec, Caffe Concerto, E15 Jazz Sessions, Soderberg Soho, Bermondsey Arts Club, The Troubadour. Festivals include: Isle of Wight International Jazz Divas, Derry Jazz Festival, Jazznacht Donaueshingen in Germany, Hackney Spice Festival.
Faye has been featured as a guest blogger in London Jazz News and has had radio play on BBC Radio Foyle, Radio Jazz Caribe, (Venezuela) Resonance, Real Music FM, and London Jazz Radio and is featured in international jazz blogs and podcasts and the Women In Jazz Media playlist. Book features include, ‘Women In Jazz’ by Sammy Stein and ‘Giving Birth to Sound’ by Renata De Rin.
******************************************************************************************************‘Smoke-fuelled and chameleon-like…supreme effort of both freeform and choreographed musicianship.’ (Gareth Hayes, Rock n’ Reel)
‘Remarkably seductive voice and presence, musically skilled, and strong and passionate personality = FAYE PATTON.’(Luis Raul Montell, Radio Jazz Caribe)
‘One of east London’s finest jazz vocalists and pianists.’(Hackney Empire)
‘Her voice is truly something else…beyond compare.’(Isle of Wight Jazz Festival)
‘Pure Versatility…mightily impressed.’(Keith Ames, Musician magazine)
‘Solid Gold – essential feminine Steely Dan for the 21st century’ (Jazz singer, Sue McCreeth)
‘Whenever Faye plays, she gives me goosebumps, her voice is truly remarkable.’(INGO, Promoter,Club Wotever,www.woteverworld.com)
‘A singer-songwriter with a stylised vocal reminiscent of Tori Amos, with a more Ray Charles-influenced R ‘n’ B slant.’(Jazzwise Magazine)
*PODCAST FEATURE. Welcome to the ninth episode of QuaranJazz: listen while you are home. Our guest this week is Faye Patton, multi-intrumentalist-singer-(song)writer from London, UK. Faye tells us about her new jazz idiom, her “mens sana in corpore sano” routine during social distancing time and the importance of laughs. Smile and enjoy! Drop me a line! Visit: http://geisafernandes.com/ QuaranJazz is also part of The Social Distancing Festival. Learn more about this amazing initiative: http://www.socialdistancingfestival….
** NEWS! Faye is featured in a new critically acclaimed book ‘Women inJazz’ by Sammy Stein. CLICK HERE to buy.
‘Giving Birth To Sound’ by specialist German jazz publishers, Buddys Knife.
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”Renate Da Rin and William Parker have invited 48 creative women sound artists to share their experiences in the process of creating music and living as an artist. These women come from North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.”giving birth to sound” is about Her-story as told by some of the most brilliant and creative women musicians in the world. Individual thinkers and movers who have been brave enough to devote their lives to the making of music the way they hear it. They were not afraid to sing and speak in the name of sound, showing us that they are a family of unique individuals, separate but united. With a foreword by Amina Claudine Myers.
Read their words and listen to their music whenever you can – it will take you even closer to the great mystery called life.”