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Patti Wicks

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: February 24, 1945 | Died: March 8, 2014    

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
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    Dedicated To...

    Geco Records
    2009
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    It's A Good Day

    Geco Tonwaren
    2008
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    The Italian Sessions

    Studiottanta-Fortuna
    2007
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    Basic Feeling

    Studiottanta Fortuna Records
    2005
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    Love Locked Out

    MAXJAZZ
    2004
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    Love Locked Out

    MAXJAZZ
    2003
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    Room at the Top

    Recycled Notes
    1999

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Geco Records (2009)
”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

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