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Patrice Rushen

, *1954 US, Los Angeles
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter / Producer of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. Patrice Louise Rushen

American singer, composer, pianist, and recording artist. Born: 30 September 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Grammy Award-winning American R&B, Disco and Jazz vocalist, composer, classically trained pianist, keyboards player, producer, music director, and educator. Aside from the piano, Rushen can also play numerous other instruments including the flute and the clarinet, as well as various kinds of percussion. Winning a competition at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival gained Rushen national attention, which earned her a recording contract with Prestige Records in 1973. After recording three albums and becoming an in-demand session player, with artists that included Jean-Luc Ponty, Rushen signed with Elektra Records in 1978. Her signature sound can be described as a sophisticated composition of R&B, jazz, and funk styles.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Piano
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Rock
  • Dance
Popular Tracks   
Forget Me Nots - Remastered on Straight From The Heart by Patrice Rushen
Haven't You Heard - Fitzy's Half Charged Mix on Haven't You Heard by Alan Fitzpatrick & Patrice Rushen
Remind Me - Remastered Version on Forget Me Nots by Patrice Rushen
Haven't You Heard on Pizzazz by Patrice Rushen
To Each His Own on Now by Patrice Rushen
Forget Me Nots - 12" Version on Straight From The Heart by Patrice Rushen
Feels So Real (Won't Let Go) - 12" Version on Remind Me by Patrice Rushen
Haven't You Heard - Fitzy's Fully Charged Mix on Haven't You Heard by Alan Fitzpatrick & Patrice Rushen
Settle for My Love - Remastered Version on Forget Me Nots by Patrice Rushen
Number One - 12" Version on Straight From The Heart by Patrice Rushen

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Rhino Hi-Five: Patrice RushenPatrice Rushen2017Album
Good Times (Original 12'' Mix) / Forget Me Nots (Original 12'' Mix)Chic / Patrice Rushen2017Single
A Place In TimeWallace Roney, Gary Bartz, Ben Solomon, Patrice Rushen, Buster Williams, Lenny White2016Album
Patrice + Pizzazz + PoshPatrice Rushen2013Compil.
Straight From The Heart + NowPatrice Rushen2013Compil.
Music Of The Earth / Don’t Let GoPatrice Rushen / Tony Orlando2012Album
Summer Nights / OneThe McCrarys / Patrice Rushen2011Album
Forget Me Vox / Do ItPatrice Rushen / Game2009Album
SignaturePatrice Rushen2007Album
Forget Me Nots / Number OnePatrice Rushen2004Album
CAB4CAB, Tony MacAlpine, Bunny Brunel, Dennis Chambers, Brian Auger And Special Guest Patrice Rushen2003Album
Jazz Straight UpStanley Clarke, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen2001Album
Remind Me / Where There Is Love / Forget Me NotsPatrice Rushen2000Album
Forgets Me Nots And Remind Me = ベストPatrice Rushen1998Compil.
Prelusion / Before The DawnPatrice Rushen1998Compil.
Haven't You Heard: The Best Of Patrice RushenPatrice Rushen1996Compil.
Anything But OrdinaryPatrice Rushen1994Album
I Do (Remix)Patrice Rushen1994Album
Forget Me Nots / Haven't You HeardPatrice Rushen1991Single
Watch Out!Patrice Rushen1987Album
Watch OutPatrice Rushen1987Single
Come Back To Me / SomewherePatrice Rushen1987Album
Anything Can HappenPatrice Rushen1987Album
AnthologyPatrice Rushen1985Compil.
Number OnePatrice Rushen1984Album
Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)Patrice Rushen1984Album
Heartache HeartbreakPatrice Rushen1984Single
Get Off (You Fascinate Me) / Remind MePatrice Rushen1984Album
NowPatrice Rushen1984Album
Straight From The HeartPatrice Rushen1982Album
Forget Me NotsPatrice Rushen1982Single
Breakout!Patrice Rushen1982Single
Forget Me NotsPatrice Rushen1982Album
I Was Tired Of Being AlonePatrice Rushen1982Single
Number One (Instrumental) / Johnny Can't ReadPatrice Rushen / Don Henley1982Single
Don't Blame Me / Time Will TellPatrice Rushen1980Single
Never Gonna Give You UpPatrice Rushen1980Album
PoshPatrice Rushen1980Album
Look UpPatrice Rushen1980Album
Let There Be Funk - The Best Of Patrice RushenPatrice Rushen1980Compil.
The Hump / Roll With The PunchesPatrice Rushen1980Album
Let The Music Take MePatrice Rushen1979Album
Givin' It Up Is Givin' UpPatrice Rushen1979Single
PizzazzPatrice Rushen1979Album
Haven't You HeardPatrice Rushen1979Single
When I Found YouPatrice Rushen1978Single
PatricePatrice Rushen1978Album
Hang It UpPatrice Rushen1978Single
Changes (In Your Life) / Music Of The EarthPatrice Rushen1978Single
The Hump / Let There Be FunkPatrice Rushen With Darrell Cox1977Album
Shout It OutPatrice Rushen1977Album
Let Your Heart Be FreePatrice Rushen1977Single
Kickin' Back / What's The Story (Disco Version)Patrice Rushen1976Album
Before The DawnPatrice Rushen1975Album
PrelusionPatrice Rushen1974Album
Old School Funk Vol. 15Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly / Patrice RushenAlbum
Don't Look Any Further / If I Should Be Lonely / Haven't You Heard / Smack Dab In The MiddleDennis Edwards / Val Young / Patrice Rushen / Janice McClainAlbum
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