Patrizia
Ferrara

New EP On Solid Ground

This collection of five original songs showcase both the vocal prowess, and the incredible song-writing skills of Patrizia Ferrara. On Solid Ground features a slew of amazing musicians including the Austrian pianist Wolfgang Schmidt and the Hungarian drummer Thomas Böröcz.

Ferrara's influences range from jazz all the way to reggae on this EP. The only ballad Sweestest Disposition features pianist and husband Danny Grissett.


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Patrizia Ferrara – „On Solid Ground“

Dass sich der moderne Jazz nicht notwendigerweise immer in der übermäßigen Komplexität verlieren muss, sondern auch in seiner eher zugänglicheren und smoothen Form anspruchsvoll und spannend bleiben kann, dafür liefert die Sängerin und Komponistin PATRIZIA FERRARA auf ihrer neuen EP „On Solid Ground“ den Beweis.
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Christmas Single:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

A Christmas song by Patrizia Ferrara

Arranger: Gerald Schuller geraldschuller.com
Photo/Cover: Amodo Mio dorigato.com

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Debut CD Simple Things

Eight beautiful original songs of Patrizia Ferrara, produced in New York in 2009. Simple Things features a slew of amazing guest musicians from New York including guitarist/producer Marcos Vigio and bassist Nathan Peck.

Ferrara's influences range from old school R'n'B & jazz all the way to Brazilian MPB. She creates an amazing texture using multi-layered voices on Back Home and When You Are You. The latter features the one and only Vinx.


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Upcoming Live Concerts with Patrizia Ferrara

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Date Time Venue City/Country Group
January 06, 2019 12h-14h30 ARCOTEL Wimberger Jazzbrunch Wien, Austria On Solid Ground
November 30, 2018 20h Lux Alpine Sankt Anton, Austria Waldeck
November 23, 2018 19h Wintermarkt am Riesenradplatz Wien, Austria Patrizia Ferrara & Wolfo Schmidt
November 16, 2018 20h MAC Wien, Austria Waldeck Privat Event
October 15, 2018 20h Rabenhof Wien, Austria Waldeck Albumpräsentation
October 14, 2018 20h Rabenhof Wien, Austria Waldeck Albumpräsentation
October 12, 2018 19h30 Roter Salon der OESTIG Wipplingerstraße 20, Wien, Austria Snow Owl "A Night Of Song"
September 30, 2018 12h-14h30 ARCOTEL Wimberger Jazzbrunch Wien, Austria Patrizia Ferrara & Martin Spitzer & Joshi Schneeberger
September 29, 2018 21h Theresianum Ball Vienna, Austria Wladigeroff Bros feat. Patrizia Ferrara
September 22, 2018 19h Mondscheinbazar Ottakringer Brauerei Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt
September 15, 2018 20h Theater am Spittelberg Vienna, Austria Wladigeroff Bros feat. Patrizia Ferrara
August 26, 2018 20h Afrika Tage Vienna, Austria Celia Mara
August 25, 2018 20h Bucharest Bucharest,Romania Waldeck
August 4th, 2018 21h Mondscheinkonzert Baden, Austria Simply The Roots feat. Patrizia Ferrara
July 28, 2018 10h30-12h30 JAZZFRÜHSTÜCK im Cafe-Restaurant Römertherme Baden, Austria Patrizia Ferrara & Martin Spitzer
July 21, 2018 10h30-12h30 JAZZFRÜHSTÜCK im Cafe-Restaurant Römertherme Baden, Austria Wladigeroff Bros feat. Patrizia Ferrara
July 20, 2018 20h Garage01 Wien, Austria Wladigeroff Bros feat. Patrizia Ferrara
June 11th - 24th, 2018 Cruise MS Europa 2 Mediterranean Sea Vienna Groove GmbH
May 29, 2018 20h Garage01 Wien, Austria Wladigeroff Bros feat. Patrizia Ferrara & Vladimir Blum
May 26, 2018 19h30 Arnulf Rainer Museum Baden, Austria Art Of Duo Patrizia Ferrara & Martin Spitzer
May 22nd, 2018 21h30 REDUTA JAZZ CLUB Prague, Czech Republic Patrizia Ferrara & Danny Grissett & Tomas Baros
April 28, 2018 21h Mondscheinbazar Ottakringer Brauerei Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt
April 26, 2018 20h Houska Preisverleihung Museumsquartier, Wien
April 15, 2018 20h TBA Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria Waldeck
April 13, 2018 20h Tanzcafé Arlberg Lech, Austria Waldeck
April 12, 2018 20h Tanzcafé Arlberg Lech, Austria Waldeck
March 9th, 2018 19h 17ten Kunst & Kultur Wien, Austria Art Of Duo Patrizia Ferrara & Martin Spitzer
February 23, 201819h30 Cafe Merkur Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt - Lenny Dixon
January 10 & 11th, 2018 20h Soitron Gala Evening Bratislava, Slovakia All Around The World
December 31th, 2017 11h Kitzbühl Kitzbühl, Austria John Whitfield
October 22, 2017 11h Opernbrunch-Landestheater Linz Linz, Austria Patrizia Ferrara
October 21, 201720h30 Cafe Menta Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt - Lenny Dixon
October 10, 2017 21h30 REDUTA JAZZ CLUB - 39th International Jazz Festival Prague, Czech Republic Patrizia Ferrara & Danny Grissett & Tomas Baros
September 25, 2017 13h30 Wiener Viktoria Platz 1120, Austria Waldeck
September 8, 2017 19h30h Jazztage Baden A. Rainer Museum Baden, Austria Patrizia Ferrara & Martin Spitzer
August 23, 2017 20h PerSe Visioni Polignano a Mare, Italy Waldeck
August 18, 2017 20h New York Music Marathon Mattighofen, Austria Chanda Rule - Alana Alexander - Patrizia Ferrara
August 10, 2017 20h Rathausplatz Korneuburg, Austria Patrizia Ferrara
June 25, 2017 15h Donauinselfest Ottakringer Inselgarten, Wien Patrizia Ferrara & Wolfo Schmidt
June 24, 2017 20h Stadtfest Judenburg, Steiermark Patrizia Ferrara - Vincenzo Di Troja
June 20, 2017 21h Jazzland Jazzland, Wien Patrizia Ferrara - Martin Spitzer - Mathias Krispin Bucher
June 19, 2017 19h30 Winfried Barowski - musikalischer - literarischer Abend Cafe Korb, Wien Patrizia Ferrara & Danny Grissett
June 16, 2017 20h Jazznacht OE1 Live Radiokulturhaus Cafe, Wien Patrizia Ferrara & Danny Grissett
May 20, 2017 20h30 Cafe Menta Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt - Lenny Dixon
May 19, 2017 20h Zwe Zwe, Wien Ronja's Wonderland
May 18, 2017 19h30 Möbelmeile Mariahilf VERSCHOBEN TBA Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt
May 3, 2017 21h IF Performance Hall Ankara, Turkey Waldeck
April 21, 2017 19h30h At The Park Hotel Baden Baden, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Martin Spitzer - Mathias Krispin Bucher - Rainhard Winkler
March 4, 2017 21h QUBE Music Lounge Korneuburg, Austria Patrizia Ferrara & Wolfo Schmidt
February 25, 2017 20h Geometry Of Now Festival Moscow, Russia Lee "Scratch" Perry and Dubblestandart
January 21, 2017 20h Freiraum-Jenbach Tirol, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt - Thomas Böröcz
January 13, 2017 19h30 Babylon Istanbul, Turkey Waldeck
January 7, 2017 19h Mondscheinbazar Ottakringer Brauerei Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt - Thomas Böröcz
December 10, 2016 19h30 Project Popculure Graz, Austria Waldeck
December 9, 2016 20h Konzerthaus Vienna, Austria Waldeck
December 8, 2016 19h30 Posthof Linz, Austria Waldeck
December 7, 2016 20h Republic Salzburg, Austria Waldeck
December 6, 2016 19h Weekender Club Innsbruck, Austria Waldeck
December 3, 2016 20h Bucharest Romania Waldeck
November 30, 2016 14h Privat Event Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara & Mimmo Finizio
November 4, 2016 19h30h Queerograd Festival Graz, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt - Thomas Böröcz
October 20, 2016 20h Weinbar Gemischter Satz Grinzing Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara - Wolfo Schmidt - Thomas Böröcz
October 4, 2016 20h Privat Event Vienna, Austria Patrizia Ferrara & Mimmo Finizio
October 3, 2016 20h Radiokulturhaus Vienna, Austria Waldeck

Patrizia Ferrara English Biography

Singer & Songwriter Patrizia Ferrara evokes a lot of emotion, and does so in a very «simple» way, with insightful songs, and intensive yet uncomplicated lyrics. Her elegant and soothing voice has already drawn comparisons with Billie Holiday and Norah Jones. Her original music owes most to American forms – jazz, folk and the blues. Patrizia captures her audiences with her beautiful, soothing voice and outstanding charisma.

Patrizia Ferrara is the younger child of two, born into the bicultural home of her Austrian mother and Sicilian father. Settled on the border of Italy and South Austria, she grew up with the traditional sounds of Naples and 80's pop music. She was sixteen years old when she left school and moved away from home to Vienna, the capitol of Austria. She worked at the state radio station of Vienna Radiokulturhaus. At the same time she started writing her first songs and lyrics and started performing with the Brazilian singer Célia Mara on a regular basis. Self-taught, she continued to collaborate internationally with African, Colombian, Turkish and Cuban artists until she found the music that made her want to go back to school and study - JAZZ. She completed her studies of voice and piano at the Gustav Mahler Conservatory in Vienna and graduated with honors in 2003.

Moving to New York, Debut Album Release

In 2004 she met the American singer Dean Bowman and the American pianist Danny Grissett and started a collaboration. In 2005 she undertook her first New York tour with Dean Bowman, sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Institute. In 2005 Patrizia Ferrara moved to New York. A great wish came true for her when she was chosen by the New York charity organization, Healing Arts Initative Inc., to perform special concerts for sick and underprivileged children.

In 2007 and 2008 she traveled to Palestine giving public performances with the support of locally-based activists Leigh Brady and Mahmoud Yassin, and the Italian General Consul of Jerusalem.

2009 she independently released her debut album «Simple Things» in New York.

Back in Vienna

2012 Patrizia Ferrara relocated to Vienna, Austria.

National and international performance highlights:

Blue Note NYC, Brooklyn Academy Of Music NYC, Joe Zawinul's Birdland, Austrian General Consul Rabat Morocco 2013 &2015, Le Pietri Rabat Morocco, Porgy & Bess, Vienna City Festival 2004, 2005, Sertab Erener Europe and America Tour 2003, Cafe ZAN in Ramallah/Palestine, and the Italian General Consul in Jerusalem, Woman's Collective «Femous Orchestra» at Donaufestival Krems 2011, John Cale Donaufestival Krems 2011,Jazzfest Wien Célia Mara 2012, 13,14, inauguration ceremony of a square named after Austrian Minister of woman's affairs Johanna Dohnal, 2012, MS Europa 2.

Worked, toured or recorded

with Waldeck, Lee Scratch Perry, Waldigeroff Bros, John Heard, Dean Bowman, Vinx, James Weidman, Danny Grissett, Geri Schuller, Lonnie Plaxico, Kyle Eastwood, Célia Mara, DJ DSL, Marcos Vigio, and Jorge Amorim, Sertab Erener (winner of the Eurovision song contest 2003), Jon Sass (Ray Anderson, Boston Symphony Brass, David Murry), Chester C. Washington (Earth, Wind and Fire), Rudi Wilfer, Fred Eisler, DJ Cut-EX, DSL, and the poet Christian Ide Hintze, may he rest in peace.

Patrizia Ferrara Deutsche Biographie

Die Sängerin und Komponistin Patrizia Ferrara erzählt in Ihren Liedern persönliche Geschichten und erweckt dabei große Emotionen. Ihr elegantes Auftreten erinnert an die wunderbare Zeit des «dolce vita», auch ihre familiären Wurzeln liegen in Italien. Ihre Lieder führen uns in eine kultivierte Welt zwischen «Sing a Song Writing» und «Easy listening Jazz», die Leichtigkeit und Eleganz der Komposition besticht sofort und Ihre samtige Stimme erinnert an eine moderne «Billie Holliday». Die Arrangements sind kompromisslos sparsam und klar und bringen so ihre Songs und ihre Stimme optimal zur Geltung.

Patrizia Ferrara wuchs mit der neapolitanischen Folklore und der Popmusik der 80iger Jahre auf. Sie ist das jüngere Kind einer Österreicherin und eines Sizilianers und wuchs an der Grenze von Österreich zu Italien auf. Mit sechzehn Jahren ging sie von zu Hause weg, in die österreichische Hauptstadt Wien und arbeitete im Radiokulturhaus als Künstlerbetreuerin. Nebenbei begann sie Lieder zu schreiben und wurde bald darauf in der Band der brasilianischen Sängerin Célia Mara aufgenommen. Autodidakt ging die Zusammenarbeit mit internationalen Künstlern weiter, als sie mehr aus Zufall den «Jazz» kennenlernte und gleich darauf hin ein Musikstudium begann.

2003 Jazzgesang Diplom mit Auszeichnung am Gustav Mahler Konservatorium.

Umzug nach New York, Album Release

2004 traf sie auf den amerikanischen Sänger Dean Bowman und es folgte eine wunderbare Zusammenarbeit. Gesangs Duette im Stil von Donny Hathaway und Roberta Flack, die einerseits im Soul und andererseits im Stil von Lambert, Hendricks and Ross verwurzelt sind. 2005 Umzug in die USA und die erste Tournee in den Vereinigten Staaten mit Dean Bowman unterstützt vom Austrian Cultural Institute in New York.

Ein grosser Wunsch erfüllt sich für Patrizia Ferrara als sie 2006 von der renommierten New Yorker Wohltätigkeitsorganisation Healing Arts Initiative Inc. auserwählt wird, spezielle Konzerte für schwerkranke und auch unterprivilegierte Kinder zu spielen. 2007 und 2008 reiste sie nach Palästina und gab dort Konzerte mit der Hilfe von Aktivisten Leigh Brady und Mahmoud Yassin.

2009 Debut CD Release «Simple Things» in New York.

Rückkehr nach Wien

2012 Umzug nach Wien.

Auszug aus bisherigen Auftrittsorten national und international:

Blue Note NYC, Österreichisches Konsulat in Rabat Marokko 2013, Musikwerkstatt Wels, Jazzclub Le Pietri in Rabat Marokko, Akademie der Musik in Brooklyn/NYC, 55 Bar NYC, Zinc Bar NYC, Smoke NYC, Austrian Cultural Forum NYC, Sertab Erener Europa-Amerika Tour 2003, Cafe ZAN Ramallah/Palestine 2007, Italienisches Konsulat in Jerusalem 2008. Joe Zawinul's Birdland Wien, Porgy & Bess Wien, Stadtfest Wien 2004 und 2005, Donauinselfest, Frauenkollektiv «Femous Orchestra» Donaufestival Krems 2011, John Cale Donaufestival Krems 2011, Jazzfest Wien Célia Mara 2012, 13,14, Frauenminister Johanna Dohnal Platzbenennungsfeier mit dem Femous Orchestra 2012, Wir sind Wien mit dem Projekt «Waschen macht sound», transkuturelle Narrativen. Globalista, brunnhilde djane-kollektiv & Femous Orchestra, MS Europa 2.

Zusammenarbeit mit

Waldeck, Lee Scratch Perry, Waldigeroff Bros, John Heard, Dean Bowman, Vinx, James Weidman, Danny Grissett, Lonnie Plaxico, Kyle Eastwood, Geri Schuller, Martin Spitzer, Bertl Mayer, Célia Mara, DJ DSL, John Sass, Al Haka, Marcos Vigio, Jorge Amorim, Sertab Erener (Gewinnerin Eurovision song contest 2003), Jon Sass, Chester C. Washington (Earth, Wind and Fire), Rudi Wilfer, Fred Eisler, DJ Cut-EX, DSL, Urbs (G-Stone Records the label of Kruder and Dorfmeister), Al Haka, und dem grossen und leider schon verstorbenen österreichische Performance- und Multimedîapoet Christian Ide Hintze.