Patricia Barber on stage at Jazz Club
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsJazz and blues singer, pianist and songwriter Patricia Barber, known as the Cole Porter of our times, will perform at JC’s as part of the tour for her latest album.
Both her parents were professional musicians; her father was Floyd “Shim” Barber, a saxophonist who played with Glenn Miller. 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 vocabulary, resulting in complex and witty lyrics. Her 2006 album, “Mythologies,” is a set of songs based on Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” In September 2008, she released “The Cole Porter Mix,” a collection of her unique takes on the classic Cole Porter songbook, as well as three original compositions inspired by Porter.