The Top Hat is happy to welcome the Patti Nolan band for a FREE show on January 22, 2020.
About Patti Nolan
Patti Nolan, born in Seattle, WA, and raised in Missoula MT, called New York City her home for most of her adult life. She also spent 4 years in San Francisco, CA, 2 years in Monterey, CA and 1 year in Catania, Sicily.
During the early years in New York, Patti sang at clubs, including The Bushes and Catch a Rising Star, while working under the musical direction and tutelage of Danny Holgate. In addition, she was one of the founding members of the jazz fusion group, Afra Venture, which performed original material.
Patti’s musical education credits include studies at the San Francisco and Brooklyn Conservatories of Music, and the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
While living in the Monterey Bay area, Patti appeared regularly at the Café Monterey in the Grand Hyatt Regency, working with Eddie Mendenhall, Bobby Phillips, Lee Durley and the late Ace Hill. Patti, also, appeared at the Monterey Café, Morgan’s, with Don Pendergrast.
After her stay in California, she returned to New York City and reestablished her position in the New York City Music Community. She appeared at Charlie O’s, on 45th St and 8th Ave in Manhattan. She was accompanied by the well-known and respected Donald Smith and his trio. She also performed at Café Creole, 118th St. and 2nd Ave in Manhattan, with the Alan Rosenthal Trio. Patti worked at perfecting her craft performing at open mikes at Cleopatra’s Needle and Porters in Manhattan. She could also be seen sitting in with the great Harry Whitaker at Arturo’s in the Village.
Since returning to Missoula to live, Patti sat in with the Big Sky Mudflaps at Plonk and appeared at the Jodi Marshall Tribute in St Anthony’s Parrish, Aug 9th, 2017. Patti had previously worked with Jodi on a musical project. In March of 2019 she performed a jazz show at the Downtown Dance Collective to a sold-out crowd. More recently appeared at The Top Hat with the Jim Driscoll Trio to a packed house.
Now that she is back in Missoula, Patti is working at putting together a solid jazz quartet for performances around the Missoula area and beyond.