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Patricia Moncayo

Jimmy Carter comforts a weeping Charles Mingus
Jimmy Carter performs "Salt Peanuts" with Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach
Charles and Sue Graham Mingus watch Herbie Hancock perform
Zoot Sims slips a little hooch into Roy Eldridge's cup as Doc Cheatham looks on
Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown and Sims go over some charts
Jimmy Carter and Cecil Taylor
Jimmy Carter and George Wein

Colombian singer born in Tuluá- Valle del Cauca. Patricia started her singing Studies at the age of 16 with the Soprano Silvia Moskovitch and was under her guidance for two years. Then, began her musical studies at Luis A. Calvo Academy of Music, and met the Cuban Baritone Ramon Calzadilla who was her maestro for the five years next.

Her artistic career has been developed on a wide range of genres. She began professionally on 1994, singing traditional folklore, from the Colombian Andean zone, on several music festivals in her country.

On 1997, she decided focus in popular singing instead of classical singing, and started to try Jazz and Brazilian music, by following and studying music from artists like Jobim, Elis Regina, Tania Maria, Ella, Vaughan and many others.

On 2000, Patricia was signed by the Mexican record company Balboa Records to be the leader singer in a recognized Latin Band, singing majority Cuban music. With them, she traveled around the world during four years, recorded six albums and won “Lo Nuestro Award” in Miami for Best Traditional Performance.

Also, Patricia has developed her own popular singing method based on the classical singing technique, which works successfully with her students, who are majority music students and professional singers.

On early 2009, Patricia met the renowned Peruvian Latin Jazz bass player Oscar Stagnaro.Had found Oscar, was the perfect opportunity to begin her new project.

Patricia began the recording of RENACER on 2010, with Oscar as Producer. Here, Patricia presents a “Latin American Fusion”, an alluring musical trip, which invites to discover the beauty of her folklore ´s country and the wealth of her South American roots, with Jazz as primary source.