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25th of July 2022

Patrice is part of a new Jazz FM series: "The Music That Made Me". The programme is hosted by Jazz FM presenter Nigel Williams. Click here to read all about it.


The Jazz Classics feat. Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts, Marvin "Smitty" Smith and Edwin Livingston will perform during the Leimert Park Jazz Festival on August 27th 2022. Go here for more info.


19th of June 2022

Read the latest blog post about Patrice's London adventure. 

Also check out this interview Patrice did with MixMag.



14th of June 2022

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Straight from the Heart album, we’re giving away a special edition signed white vinyl. ✨

Entering is easy, just visit my instagram page for more info.



3rd of June 2022

Thank you all for a wonderful evening at KOKO. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I'm looking forward to our next performance this Sunday at the Cross the Tracks festival. See you there!
Keep an eye on my social media channels for the latest news, videos and images.


31st of May 2022

Hello London! That's right, this Jubilee week Patrice will be performing in the UK. Tomorrow you can join her at KOKO and June 5th she'll be on the Cross the Tracks stage. Check out the schedule page for more info.
The 40 year anniversary white vinyl of "Straight from the Heart" is out now.


27th of May 2022

Recently Patrice had a nice conversation with Pete Ganbarg, host of the podcast Rock & Roll High School. You can listen to it here. 
Also check out this article Rolling Stone India did about 40 years Forget Me Nots.


23rd of May 2022

Are you ready? As we speak Patrice is rehearsing for her upcoming shows in London.
Want to enjoy a great night of live music?
Come dance with us June 1st @ KOKO and June 5th @ Cross the Tracks festival.
Got to the schedule page to get your tickets now. See you there!


15th of May 2022

Patrice Rushen will premiere "The Resonate Suite" on May 21st at 7:30 p.m.
The piece, written for the Carr Center's Gathering Orchestra Nontet, was commissioned as part of the Resonate project. The project is part of Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and The Carr Center's multi-year collaboration that explores the African Diaspora through the lens of contemporary American chamber music. This in-person concert will be performed at Detroit School of Arts, as well as livestreamed.
For more information and tickets, visit


13th of May 2022

Next month Patrice will be performing in London, England. Get your tickets now for her performance at KOKO right here.

Want to see her at the Cross the Tracks festival? Go here.



23rd of April 2022

To celebrate 40 years of Patrice Rushen's 'Straight From The Heart', Strut is releasing a new white vinyl version of the 1982 seminal album. Available June 3rd! Her 'Remind Me' 3LP compilation is also freshly repressed and back in stock..

Go here to order your copy


8th of April 2022

Are you ready Europe? Patrice will be in London! June 1st she'll be taking the stage @ KOKO, London. The 5th of June she'll be part of the Cross the Tracks Festival.

For info check out the schedule page.

Get your tickets for the show @ KOKO here.


6th of January2022

Recently the "Unsung" episode feat. Patrice Rushen was released on YouTube.

Check out the episode right here


12th of December 2021

The holidays are here again and writer Osayi Endolyn (also the niece of Patrice) wrote a piece for Food & Wine about spending the holidays with her family. She also shares the recipe of Patrice's Chilean Sea Bass.

Check out the story right here.

Patrice performed at the Kennedy Center last week and they asked her to help them do the "Forget Me Nots" challenge.

Check out the clip below. Don't forget to follow her social media accounts. Patrice recently joined TikTok as well.


29th of November 2021

Thank you! I want to thank all of you again for all the sweet messages. I haven’t been able to respond to all of them, but I’m very thankful and happy to see how “Forget Me Nots” is connecting people all over the world.

Think I need to learn that dance now too 😊 👏🏾👏🏾
Love, Patrice


11th of November 2021

"Forget Me Nots" is still trending worldwide and USC Thornton School of Music published a piece about it.

Check out the article here.


9th of November 2021

Check out the new sizzle reel of Patrice Rushen and Friends.


4th of November 2021

Patrice will be coming to Europe next year!

Sunday the 5th of June 2022 she'll perform in London at Cross the Tracks.

For more info click on the picture or go here. 


21st of October 2021

Symphony Tacoma will open its 75th Anniversary Season on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Pantages Theater. The concert will feature a selection of works from different eras that offer hope and healing.

The concert will open with composer and musician Patrice Rushen’s vibrant Color Express, the first movement from her first symphony, Sinfonia. “I selected this piece for its thrilling energy, bursts of happiness and symphonic sounds that call for new voices,” said Ioannides. “It reflects Patrice’s desire to bring momentum and energy into African American compositions being performed by orchestras following the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Check out the story behind this music piece here. 


18th of October 2021

"Forget Me Nots" is going viral on the internet. People from all over the world are dancing to the song. How amazing that after all these years a new generation rediscovers the song and comes up with a dance to it.

It's incredible to see that "Forget Me Nots" is still bringing the world so much joy. Keep on posting your clips and never stop dancing to it.


7th of September 2021

Patrice Rushen & Friends performed at the Blue Jay Jazz Festival and the Jazz @ the Creek event.

Check out the gallery for the latest pictures of both shows.

Don't forget to watch this video taken at the Blue Jay Jazz Festival by Sheryl Aronson.


28th of August 2021

Drummer Sonny Emory just released his single called "Baby Fingers" feat. Patrice Rushen.

Go check it out on iTunes and Spotify.

On August 31st there'll be a "dUOS & dUETS" 5-part Encore Series. The first show will feature Patrice Rushen and Billy Childs. Register for free and enjoy the show!


30th of July 2021

Patrice Rushen & Friends will be part of the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival. Hope you can join us September 19th.

For tickets and info click on the image or check out the schedule page.



28th of June 2021

Patrice Rushen & Friends will perform in San Diego during the Jazz at the Creek festival.

Featuring Rayford Griffin, Paul Jackson Jr., Freddie Washington  and Michael Paulo.

For tickets and more info click on the image.

 Also check out the schedule page.



11th of June 2021

Patrice Rushen & Friends are going to perform at the Blue Jay Jazz Festival at Lake Arrowhead on August 27, 2021.

Featuring Rayford Griffin, Paul Jackson Jr., Freddie Washington  and Michael Paulo.

Click on the image for more info.

 Also check out the schedule page.



5th of June 2021

Patrice recently did an interview with Albumism.

The deserving recipient of the Trailblazer Award at the 2021 Salute THEM Awards speaks at length about her storied career, trusted musical collaborators, and much more.
Read the piece on their site right here.


4th of June 2021

Patrice Rushen will be honored during the “Salute Them Awards”.

Salute THEM Awards Honors Musical Vanguards From The New National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), STREAMING LIVE on June 6, 2021 @ 7pm EST

Fore more info visit:



23rd of May 2021

Patrice will perform with the Jazz Quartet at the Keystone Korner in Baltimore the 22nd - 25th of July 2021. She will be joined on stage by Ernie Watts, Marvin "Smitty" Smith and Reggie Hamilton.

For more info go here and get your tickets here


19th of January 2021

Patrice narrated the third and final episode of the three part mini-series: Get Down, The Influence of James Brown. This episode explores the story behind how the ultimate revenge song was created and the numerous samples and influence it’s had on hip-hop’s musical culture. Where “Funky Drummer” provided one of hip-hop’s most iconic drum breaks, and “Funky President” providing hip-hop’s social conscious, the “The Payback,” well, the Payback provides the swagger!

Check it out here


16th of January 2021

Patrice will take part in the NAMM Believe in Music event.

On Thursday, January 21st at 10 AM PT, an interview will take place called: Patrice Rushen - On Being Prepared.
For more information go to the NAMM website.



9th of January 2021

Patrice is featured on the MusiqNote podcast.
Check it out here and listen as she talks about her career, music education and the future of music.


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