Patti Wicks

"Patti Wicks has brought the elusive art--of singing while accompanying oneself--to a new, high standard. With a voice that is sure, and a soul that understands and communicates the poetry she sings, she further proceeds to astound us with her keyboard artistry. Patti, my dear, play on--play on!!!" -- Bob Dorough

Florida based singer and pianist Patti Wicks excels on both her instruments. During a lengthy stint in New York City, she led her own trio with such high caliber sidemen as bassists Sam Jones, Richard Davis, Brian Torff, Keter Betts and Mark Dresser, and drummers Curtis Boyd, Louis Hayes, Mickey Roker, Joe LaBarbera, and Alan Dawson.

In addition to her work as a leader, Wicks played with veteran jazz musicians Flip Phillips, Clark Terry, Cecil Payne, Frank Morgan, Ira Sullivan, Pete Minger, Richie Cole, Larry Coryell and Turk Mauro. She has also accompanied jazz vocalists Anita O'Day, Sheila Jordan, Carol Sloane, Rebecca Parris, Roseanna Vitro and Giacomo Gates.

In October 2003 jazz legend Marian McPartland invited Patti to be her guest on National Public Radio's award-winning series “Piano Jazz”.

Reviewing Patti's CD “Room At The Top” for National Public Radio's “Jazz Riffs”, critic Joel E. Siegel observed, “The album establishes [Wicks] as a world class singer/pianist in the tradition of Nat Cole, Jeri Southern and Shirley Horn.”

Bassist Jeff Chambers has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Concord Jazz Festival (CA), Monterey Jazz Festival (CA), Fujitsu Jazz Festival (Japan), Newport Jazz Festival (RI) and countless others.

He has played with many great jazz artists including Buddy Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Benny Carter, Tommy Flannagan, Joe Henderson, Dakota Staton, McCoy Tyner, Joe Williams, Little Jimmie Scott, Tony Williams, Frank Morgan, Dr. Dorothy Donegan, Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Nat Adderley, Milt Jackson, John Hendricks, Benny Golson, Larry Coryell, Hank Crawford, Abbey Lincoln, Ernestine Anderson, Don Cherry, Clifford Jordan, Laurindo Almeida, Teddy Edwards, Roy McCurdy, Richie Cole, Slide Hampton, George Coleman, Mel Lewis, Archie Shepp, Cedar Walton, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ahmad Jamal, Pharoah Sanders, Houston Person, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Rouse and Marlena Shaw.