Birth Name: Patricia Barber
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Genres: Contemporary Jazz, Post Bop
Patricia Barber (born 8 Nov. 1955 in Chicago) is an American jazz singer, pianist, songwriter, and bandleader. She was born to parents who were both professional musicians; her father is Floyd "Shim" Barber, a former member of Glenn Miller's Band. She was raised in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Her music is centered on her singing, in a fairly low register and a traditional blues-jazz style, and her piano playing, which is technically accomplished. Her repertoire includes original compositions and standards drawn mostly from classic-rock, including "Ode to Billie Joe," "A Taste of Honey," and "Black Magic Woman." She is known for imbuing her songs with intelligence and a wide and unusual vo...