For Your Consideration Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
“Lover Come Back to Me” (a cappella) – Mark Kibble, arranger Patrice Jégou feat. Mark Kibble & Alvin Chea
FOR YOURGRAMMY® CONSIDERATION Patrice Jégou – IF IT AIN’T LOVE
* Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
* Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella – “Lover Come Back to Me” Patrice Jégou feat. Mark Kibble & Alvin Chea [a cappella]
Mark Kibble, arranger . . . . .
“Jégou possesses a sumptuous instrument and impressive stylistic breadth… a commanding pop-jazz singer who shines in just about every context.” – Andrew Gilbert, JazzTimes
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PATRICE JÉGOU (pronounced Zhay-goo) is a Canadian-born, classically trained mezzo-soprano, and ex-figure skater. She took up singing at the suggestion of a fellow cast-mate when she was skating in an ice show on tour in Mexico. Years of study culminated in a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical vocal performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Her new CD, IF IT AIN’T LOVE, is a diverse album that features traditional pop repertoire from the Great American Songbook and beyond. Patrice’s record encompasses music made famous from Broadway, Hollywood, Tin Pan Alley, and the musical era between the 1920s and the end of World War II. Additionally, Patrice’s album features contemporary pop songs arranged and orchestrated in a timeless way by Jorge Calandrelli, John Clayton, Mark Kibble, Mike Lang, David Paich, and Nan Schwartz.
IF IT AIN’T LOVE features Take 6, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and Jégou singing duets with gospel artist Tàta Vega, and Latin singer Javier Almaràz. Other featured soloists include guitarist Larry Koonse, and singers Mark Kibble and Alvin Chea (from Take 6).
IF IT AIN’T LOVE was recorded at Capitol Studios and United Recording in Los Angeles by recording engineers Don Murray and Al Schmitt. Patrice’s album was released on her own imprint – Prairie Star Records.
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“Patrice Jégou finds liberation and fresh creativity interpreting jazz standards, strolling, darting, weaving and soaring through a wild expanse of styles and moods on this collection. The Canadian has an ability to ease from moments of playful, soaring vocal transcendence and swinging arrangements to intimacy so hushed it breaks your heart.” Jonathan Widran, Music Connection Magazine
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