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Mythologies

Patricia Barber (performer)
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Title
Mythologies
Performer
Patricia Barber
Publisher
Blue Note, 2006
1 cd
Playing time
00:58:51
EAN
0094635956429
CDR
JFX3985
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Patricia Barber

Patricia Barber (born November 8, 1955) is an American jazz and blues singer, pianist, songwriter, and bandleader.

Biography

Barber's father Floyd was a jazz saxophonist who played with Bud Freeman and Glenn Miller. Patricia Barber learned saxophone and piano in her youth and started singing in high school musicals. She concentrated on piano at the University of Iowa in the early 1970s. After graduating, she performed at bars and clubs in Chicago. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition in March 2003, an unusual accomplishment for someone working in the field of popular songwriting. She used it to create a song cycle based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Personal life

Barber is a lesbian; interviews with her suggest she does not try to hide this fact, but she "tires" of the public interest in her sexuality and that it contributes to her …Read more on Wikipedia