Bio

Patricia Wisse was introduced to jazz at an early age by her mother, a jazz singer, who showed her the rich jazz scene of The Hague. After getting a bachelor’s degree in theology at Leiden University, she started her studies in jazz voice at Codarts Rotterdam. There, she studied with Fay Claassen, Harjo Pasveer, Jarmo Hoogendijk, and Simon Rigter.

In the past years Patricia was nominated for the semifinals of the Dutch Jazz Vocalist Competition (Nederlands Jazz Vocalisten Concours) and also for the semifinals of the Erasmus Jazz Prize.

In 2015 her debut album, in duo with pianist Juraj Stanik, was recorded and released.

Currently, she is obtaining her master’s degree, ‘Music Education according to the Kodály Concept‘ at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. In her research she is focusing on the use of John Curwen’s Tonic Sol-fa system in the context of the jazz standard repertoire.

Books on Tonic Sol-fa and sheet music in Tonic Sol-fa notation are freely accessible on imslp.org!