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Patti Wicks

Born: February 24, 1945 | Died: March 8, 2014    Primary Instrument: Piano

Patti Wicks

In a jazz marketplace saturated with singer/pianists, Patti Wicks stands apart. She is the real thing - a pianist with a highly personal style of playing and a singer with an instantly recognizable voice. Her superior musicianship, impeccable taste and singular ability to dig deep inside the meaning of a lyric have earned her the respect of her fellow jazz musicians, the unqualified praise of jazz critics, and the admiration of a constantly expanding audience of devoted fans. Despite the inherent difficulties of a career in jazz, Wicks has remained steadfast in her commitment to the music and in her determination to find success on her own terms....
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Awards:

Italian Jazz Award: best jazz album 2008 for It's A Good Day
”Like the much-missed Carmen McRae, Ms. Wicks...scrutinizes songs with a raised eyebrow. Words and phrases are dismantled with a wry deliberation and an improvisatory boldness...” — Stephen Holden, NY Times

“It should be noted that Patti has the rare ability to excel as a singer, And as an instrumentalist, which talents place her in a very select category.” —Mort Fega

“Patti Wicks is an exquisite singer-pianist whose MAXJAZZ release Love Locked Out is one of the finest ballad albums in recent times.” — Scott Yanow

Patti Wicks Trio

Dedicated To...
Geco Records
2009
Tracks: Track 1. The Song Is You; Track 2. The Very Thought Of You; Track 3. Laura; Track 4. Little Girl Blue; Track 5. I Remember You; Track 6. Emily; Track 7. My One And Only Love; Track 8. You're Getting To Be A Habit; Track 9. Lela
Personnel: Patti Wicks: piano/vocals; Giovanni Sanguineti: bass; Giovanni Gullino: drums; Scott Hamilton:tenor sax
Patti Wicks Trio

It's A Good Day
Geco Records
2007
Tracks: Track 1. Everything Happens To Me; Track 2. I Didn't Know What Time It was; Track 3. Giant Steps; Track 4. He's A Tramp; Track 5. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You; Track 6. I Believe In You; Track 7. I Wish You Love; Track 8. My Romance; Track 9. Canto Triste; Track 10; Easy To Love; Track 11. Once In A While; Track 12. It's A Good Day
Personnel: Patti Wicks: piano/vocals; Giovanni Sanguineti: bass; Giovanni Gullino: drums
Patti Wicks Trio

Italian Sessions
SFR
2006
Tracks: Track 1. This Hotel; Track 2. I've Got The World On A String; Track 3. Where Do You Think You're Going?; Track 4. E Minor Waltz For Gavin; Track 5. A Beautiful Friendship; Track 6. I Keep Goin' Back To Joe's; Track 7. Laura; Track 8. It Might As Well Be Spring; Track 9. Here's To Romance; Track 10. Day Dream; Track 11. Baby Don't You Quit Now
Personnel: Patti Wicks: piano/vocals; Giovanni Sanguineti: bass; Giovanni Gullino: drums; Special Guest Gianni Basso: tenor sax
JazzMates Fest. Patti Wicks & Claudio Chiara

Basic Feeling
SFR JazzGuests
2005
Tracks: Track 1. It Could Happen To You; Track 2. Star Eyes; Track 3. Zingaro; Track 4. Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You; Track 5. Like Someone In Love; Track 6. The Blues Are Gonna Get You; Track 7. We'll Be Together Again; Track 8. Whisper Not
Personnel: Patti Wicks: piano/vocals; Claudio Chiara: tenor sax; Giovanni Sanguineti: bass; Giovanni Gullino: drums

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