Thought Provoking - Dynamic - Captivating
PATTI SHAFFNER’S Songs and VOCAL SKILLS APPEAL TO VARIED AUDIENCES AND MUSICAL TASTES. EQUALLY AT HOME WITH JAZZ, FOLK, BLUES AND MUSICAL THEATER, SHE POSSESSes A SOLID UNDERSTANDING OF DYNAMICS AND STAGE PRESENCE. HER LYRICS HAVE DEPTH AND HER DELIVERY ENGAGES.
“Patti Shaffner is riveting on stage. Her connection with the audience, her charisma and her seemingly limitless vocal abilities are captivating. Patti is a consummate songwriter, true artist and a musician’s musician - an utter delight. I can’t wait till she’s on our stage again!”
- Sandra Thompson Executive Director, The Acorn
SHE HAS OPENED FOR THE LEGENDARY MICHAEL SMITH,DAN NAVARRO AND SPECIAL CONSENSUS BLUEGRASS BAND. HER SONGWRITING HAS GARNERED NUMEROUS AWARDS. ADDITIONALLY SHE HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY THEATER FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND HAS AWARDS FOR PERFORMANCE AND BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR HER DIRECTING.
PATTI HAS STUDIED IMPROVISATIONAL SINGING WITH MISTRESS OF IMPROV: RHIANNON AND BOBBY MCFERRIN.
SHE PERFORMS SOLO, WITH HER HUSBAND DAVID COWAN AND WITH SONGSISTERS (Sue Fink and Amy Dixon-Kolar) A FOLK TRIO.
"Blessings" - First Prize Winner
The 16th Annual Great American Songwriting Contest
1ST RUNNER UP 2018 FOR MY SONG:
'Dance Among The Stars'
"Patti Shaffner, who was the first runner-up, shook up the entire theater with her jazz singing style and lyrics. One would only hope to see this type of talent at the Carlyle (or onstage in any venue). Shaffner sang and scatted in her second song, which really brought down the house. All were awed with her diverse artistry, not only in song, but in her grand, slick, professional, uninhibited and natural stage presence."
~ Lawrence Von Ebeler, New Buffalo Times