The Regions Own: Patti Shaffner is a local Singing Legend.  Her clear Bell-like tone is soothing and appealing to varied audiences and musical tastes.  No matter what musical-genre she chooses to explore you will be delighted!  

 

"Blessings" - First Prize Winner!!!

Singer/Songwriter Category of

The 17th Annual Great American Songwriting Contest



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New Releases "Different Eyes" and "Free" 

Featuring Leandro Lopez-Varady and Katie Ernst on "Free"

Featuring SongSisters: Amy Dixon-Kolar and Sue Fink on "Different Eyes"

Patti is a ‘natural’ singer with an understanding of the profound need to express ourselves through our voices. Her own journey into Improvisational Singing has developed over a lifetime of creating melodies, invented language and performing, eventually leading her to venture into jazz and ’scat’ singing.

In 2004 she attended a workshop with Bobby McFerrintitled “Spontaneous Invention” and her horizon of vocal improv expanded . In 2008 completed ”All The Way In”, a master class with internationally recognized Master of Improvisation, Rhiannon.

In addition to performing as a jazz vocalist and solo singer/songwriter, Patti is a member of SongSisters  - along with Sue Fink and Amy Dixon-Kolar - together they combine talents and share harmonies and ideas on stage.  

She coaches others in finding a way to use their voice without fear of judgement and delights in singing improvisational music with others who are learning to let go and move into the moment!

A Song about Blessings - written for my friend and mentor Kalani Souza

"Ashes to Ashes" an original tune performed together with Waz and Buddy Pearson at Valparaiso University Center for the Arts to benefit WVLP 98.3 FM