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.
‘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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A musicians fee of £5 per person will be added to your bill.