PATRICE FISHER PRESS REVIEWS

"There are many sides to this local composer/harpist. It's not unusual to see her play a staid classical gig in the morning and a smoky music club at night. Strong rhythms form the undercurrent of her instrumental music with Arpa. ...a must see performance."

Gene Scaramuzzo
Gambit newspaper, New Orleans

"Miss Fisher's neatly syncopated harp parts gave the music a twinkling surface."

Jon Pareles
New York Times

"You've heard Latin jazz. You've heard harp (the stringed classical instrument, not blues harmonica). But have you heard them together? Fisher, a classically trained musician, who also plays flute, combines jazz improvisation with melodies and rhythms from around the Americas."

Scott Aiges
Best Bets for Jazz Fest
Times Picayune, New Orleans

"There were no longer human figures on the stage. There were only hands running across the strings, beating them rhythmically, repeating something, singing a verse, whispering a secret."

Gustavo Montenegro, La Republica newspaper
Guatemala City, Central America

"Patrice Fisher, an American jazz harpist, played an extraordinary jazz concert with the participation of local Guatemalan musicians. She is one of the few players in the world who combines Latin American and jazz rhythms with the harp in a form that is delicious to the public."

I. Roldan, Siglo Veintiuno newspaper
Guatemala City, Central America

"...an unexpected delight!"

David Fricke
Rolling Stone magazine

"Patrice Fisher's creates an unusual style in her own Latin jazz compositions. This combination of harp, flute, piano, percussion & bass gives us quite a combination of hard rhythms & contemporary jazz interpretations... a marvelous performance."

Cancun Jazz Festival

"New Orleans, cradle of jazz & amalgam of many cultures, continues to produce jazz musicians whose talents & creativity preserve & enhance the city's mixture of African, European & Caribbean rhythms. Jazz harpist, Patrice Fisher is a representative of this musical diversity & a pioneer of Latin jazz in New Orleans."

Gina Cortez,
New Orleans Times Picayune newspaper

"Patrice Fisher & Carlos Valladares have a new music group called Arpa, that is capturing the attention of everyone and is making a big impact on the local community."

Imara Arredondo
Aqui New Orleans bilingual newspaper