Jesus in Paris
Lord, let my next child be a pianist.' This was the prayer of Patti's mother Frieda. A few years later, at the age of four, this diminutive little girl, from the plains of Eastern Oklahoma, climbed upon the piano bench, stretched her little fingers over the keys and began to make music. At the age of 12, Patti was playing with symphony orchestras and a few years later received a scholarship to study piano privately with Edwin Hughes, famed professor of music at Juilliard. From there, she went to the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with dreams of becoming a full blown concert pianist, but one night another concert was in town, featuring famed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Patti was in the audience. She never looked back . The next year, the southside of Chicago was her new turf where she learned to play be- bop at the feet of the world's greatest musicians. Patti's Recordings include: 'Porgy and Bess' w/Duke Ellington and Mel Torme. 'The Pat Moran Quartet' (While at Birdland) 'This is Pat Moran' w/ virtuoso bassist Scott La Faro. But the fast moving world of jazz soon took it's toll and Patti dropped out of the music scene, moved to Oregon, where she found the Lord and with her husband Michael, raised 5 wonderful children. Now, Patti has an exciting new venue. Her latest CD, 'Jesus in Paris' encompasses the beauty of jazz, classical and gospel piano styles. Most of the songs were written by Patti and she's accompanied by some of America's most gifted musicians and gospel singers. For those of you who prefer piano straight, Patti also has a new piano solo CD entitled, 'The Gospel Truth.' We know that those of you who love great music will enjoy these highly inventive CD's. HISTORY.