Awards

  • 2020 The Ramo Music Faculty Award
  • 2019 The California Jazz Foundation NICA award for lifetime achievement
  • 2005 Honorary Doctrate Berklee College of Music , Boston Mass.
  • 1998 ASCAP Award for most performed  song in motion pictures for “MEN IN BLACK”
  • 1998 Grammy Award Nomination for BEST  CONTEMPORARY JAZZ  PERFORMANCE  “Signature”
  • 1998 NAACP Image Award  Nomination for BEST  CONTEMPORARY JAZZ  RECORDING   “Signature”
  • 1988 ASCAP Songwriter's Award for "WATCH OUT" making the Top 10 on Urban Charts
  • 1984 Number One Record "FEELS  SO REAL" Radio & Records ( R&R) National Chart - Writers: Patrice Rushen & Fred Washington
  • 1982 Grammy Award Nomination for BEST R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE FEMALE - Song: "Forget Me Nots - Writers: Patrice Rushen, Fred Washington &  Terry McFadden    
  • 1982 Grammy Award Nomination for BEST R&B INSTRUMENTAL - Song: "Number One" - Writer: Patrice Rushen