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Ann Patterson
Ann Patterson  Biography
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Biography
Originally an accomplished Classical oboist, Ann Pattersonís primary focus for the past two decades has been on Jazz saxophone and flute, along with her 17-piece all-female orchestra Maiden Voyage. Founded in Los Angeles in 1980, Maiden Voyage broke new ground for women musicians in the male-dominated local Jazz scene. Showcasing some of the countryís best female talent, the orchestra began receiving stellar reviews from some of the areaís top critics, including Leonard Feather, and soon outgrew the novelty aspect as it received acclaim from audiences and musicians as well.

Since its inception, Maiden Voyage has appeared at the Playboy, Monterey, Concord, Tucson Primavera and Jazz on the Rocks (Sedona) Jazz festivals; at numerous Los Angeles area Jazz festivals, including at the Hollywood Bowl; as guests of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; and on NBCís 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.' The band toured Japan three times, has performed twice at the Kennedy Centerís Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, and recently opened for Billy Crystal at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles.

Outside of her work with Maiden Voyage, Ms. Patterson is a busy member of the L.A. scene. Her freelance work includes concerts and shows as well as recordings for film and television. She has appeared with the bands of Jack Sheldon, Bill Berry, Bill Holman, Buddy Childers, Buddy Collette, the Frank Capp/Nat Pierce Juggernaut, and the American Jazz Philharmonic. She played lead alto with the Don Ellis Orchestra, appearing at the Newport, North Sea and Montreux Jazz festivals and on two of the bandís recorded albums. Other artists whom she has backed and/or recorded with include Cleo Laine, Joe Williams, Etta James, Plas Johnson, Neil Sedaka, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lou Rawls, Barry White, The Temptations, El DeBarge, Nell Carter, John Mayall, Ray Charles and k.d. lang.

As an educator, Ms. Patterson, who holds three degrees in music from the University of Illinois and North Texas State University, has taught at the University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point), Cerritos College and California State University (Domiguez Hills) and was musical director for the Southern California Conservatory Theatre.

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