The classically trained, young Hungarian singer, Rozina Pátkai found her true voice as a jazz artist. For the past three years she has been thrilling fans with her bossa nova infused compositions, earning honors at numerous competitions, Jazz and Fringe festivals throughout Europe.
2015 Independent Music Awards (USA) - Jury's Prize for Best Latin Song
(Ai, Nao. Music by Mátyás Tóth. Lyrics by Zsófia Bán.)
2014 Indepedent Music Awards (USA) - Jury's Prize for Best Jazz Song
(El Hombre que Yo Ame / The Man I Love by George and Ira Gershwin)
2013 Independent Music Awards (USA) - Public Prize for Best Vocal Jazz Song
(Voce e Eu by Roberto Menescal)
2013 Made in New York Jazz Competition - Solo Vocal Top5
2013 Made in New York Jazz Competition - Best Arrangement for El Hombre que Yo
Ame/ The Man I Love by George and Ira Gershwin (arr. by Márton Fenyvesi)
2012 Veszprém Music Festival, Public Prize (Hungary)
2012 EuropaFest Jazz Combo Competition Top12, Bucharest (Romania)
2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sell-out Show Laurel (Scotland)
2011 Budapest Festival Fringe, Jury's Award, Hungary
This is smartly performed music by a youthful and adventurous voice.
(All About Jazz, Michael C. Bailey)
There can be little better evidence of the international appeal of Brazilian music than
Você e Eu by Rozina Pátkai.
(Jazz History Online, Thomas Cunniffe)
Loaded with everything you could want and more, this date is a winner throughout,
crisp and clear and loaded with more hot vibes than one release should have.
(Midwest Records, Chris Spector)
But it's Pátkai's singing, her depth of nuance, that striking familiarity with sonic
cultural cues contained in lilting melodious refrains that blindside the listener and lay
him out for the count, smiling and groovin’