Patty Peterson

Patty Peterson

Musicians | Instrument: Vocals | Location: Minneapolis

She stretches her voice to accommodate wrenching emotions and brings it all off with class.

—Jazz Times

Updated: October 24, 2023

Born: November 8

Patty Peterson is a world class Jazz/ R&B vocalist, Jazz radio personality, and inspirational speaker. She is a mainstay in the jingle and voice over industry and is an inspiring presenter on the national speaking circuit. In addition to being an award winning vocalist both live and in studio, Patty has hosted radio talk shows, she's been an actress, a model, appeared in numerous commercial voice-overs and jingles, and has performed the national anthem at several major venues. Patty has performed the national anthem at several major venues. She is also a concert producer for shows like “Memories – The Music of Barbra Streisand,” “The Jazz Women All Stars” and for 25-plus years has produced the Peterson Family Christmas Shows, and Minnesota Jazz Legends for Jazz88 since its inception in 2014.

Patty Peterson was born into Minnesota’s First Family of Music; The Peterson Family. Along with her late parents, the legendary Willie and Jeanne Arland Peterson, the family members are sister Linda Peterson, and three brothers, Billy Peterson, Ricky Peterson and Paul Peterson, all of whom are recording artists and involved in the international music scene.​

Patty began singing as a child at concerts and recording sessions, and today is an award winning vocalist, live jazz radio host, and inspirational speaker. Patty also appears in numerous live and in studio productions for national recording artists and commercials.

​As a vocalist, Patty has performed to sold-out audiences all over the country such as The Dakota Jazz Club and Crooners Lounge in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Vibrato, Catalina’s Jazz Club and The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Patty received the coveted Minnesota Music Award 7 times for best vocalist as well as best jazz recording and in 2019, she was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, along with her siblings. She was also named Minnesota's Jazz Hero of 2020 via the Jazz Journalists Association for all her contributions to the Jazz community in Minnesota. Patty has released 5 solo recordings which featuring luminaries Sheila E., David Hazeltine, Stokley Williams, and Ira Sullivan, as well as members of her entire family. Patty's latest CD is entitled, “Count Your Blessings”, which was released in time for the 2019 Holiday Season. 

As a multi-faceted, sought-out talent, Patty Peterson has been a featured speaker for The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health, The American Heart Association, Go Red for Women, University of Texas Aortic Symposium, Seagate Technologies, Rotary Clubs, Super Valu, Trane, St. Jude Medical and The Minneapolis Heart Institute.​

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“Patty can (and did) energize a room with her high-spirited, big-voiced, take-no-prisoners command of the American Songbook”

- Don Heckman

“A Musical Chameleon…She can cover anything from Chaka Khan to Cole Porter with equal authority, exhibiting star quality and drive!”

- Jon Bream, Star Tribune

“She stretches her voice to accommodate wrenching emotions and brings it all off with class."

- Jazz Times

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Management and booking

Celebration Music Endeavors
Stuart H. Paster
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