Patrice Louise Rushen is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, composer and pianist.
Rushen was born in September 30, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. She demonstrated her musical potential at a young age and was regarded as a child prodigy. In her teens, she won the prestigious 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival. The attention garnered from this earned her a contract with Prestige Records in 1973.
After recording three albums and becoming an in-demand session player,...