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Chicago Jazz Magazine presents November feature with Patricia Barber

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Chicago Jazz Magazine founder, Mike Jeffers, talks with Patricia Barber about her early years growing up in Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska, studying phycology in college and then following her passion for music and moving back to Chicago to start her career.  

 The discussion leads to her years at the famed Gold Star Sardine Bar in Chicago where she performed 6 nights a week to a packed house while building her name and developing her musical concepts.  They discuss her recording contract with Premonition Records and selling over 120,000 copies of her album Modern Cool which lead to the follow up recording Nightclub that attracted the attention of Blue Note Records where she signed in 1999 and has been ever since.  

Throughout the conversation Barber elaborates on starting out in Chicago, sticking to her core beliefs of playing in her own voice, turning down opportunities that would have compromised her creativity, her concepts and process for writing her original music, thoughts for up and coming musicians, her new recording coming out in 2019 and much more. 

We hope you enjoy the November 2018 feature interview with Patricia Barber. SEE THE PAGE & WATCH ATTACHED VIDEO