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.
Patricia has been a nominee for the semifinals of the Dutch Jazz Vocalist Competition (Nederlands Jazz Vocalisten Concours) as well as for the semifinals of the Erasmus Jazz Prize.
Since entering the jazz scene, she has played with many great musicians, such as Juraj Stanik, Eric Ineke, Durk Hijma, Simon Rigter, Frans van Geest, Vincent Koning, Johan Clement, Steve Zwanink, Miguel Rodriguez, Ellister van der Molen, Ofer Landsberg.
In 2017 she obtained her master’s degree, ‘Music Education according to the Kodály Concept‘ at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. In her research she focused on the use of John Curwen’s Tonic Sol-fa system in the context of the jazz standard repertoire. From her graduation in 2017 until 2023 she taught music theory and solfège at the Royal Conservatoire, at the course ‘Muziek als Vak’, to students of the programme Practicum Musicae, as well as at YKC, the young talent department of the same institute.
Her passion for teaching has led her to a new adventure: obtaining a teaching degree for primary education.