This day (November 8, 1955), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Patricia Barber, an American jazz and blues singer, pianist, songwriter, and bandleader.
Wikipedia : This day (November 8, 1955), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Patricia Barber, an American jazz and blues singer, pianist, songwriter, and bandleader.
Official Site : This is the Barber has an uncanny knack for embedding complexly layered music and verse in classic Barber-tweaked song forms marked by exquisite elegance, strange commentary, and brilliant, funny surprises
@allmusic : The daughter of Floyd Shim Barber and a blues vocalist, she had all but rejected the idea of becoming a jazz musician, but found herself drawn to the performing world after college.
@last.fm : She is known for her apparent above-average intelligence and vocabulary, which results in complex and witty lyrics. Her last album to date, Mythologies is a set of songs based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In September 2008, Patricia is releasing “The Cole Porter Mix,” a collection of Patricia’s renditions of the Porter songbook along with three Barber originals inspired by Cole Porter.