During her 10 years living in Japan, she taught violin at Yamaha, worked as a CBS Sony's studio singer, worked as a commercial and back-up singer, and at the same time appeared as a jazz club with Hiromu Aoki (p), and many others. Today, she has moved
Backed by a lush orchestra and dreamy arrangements, Pater sings like an angel. That’s not meant to be a cliche–her voice is light and soothing and it always sounds like it’s located from somewhere out in the clouds.
oined by several revered jazz and classical North Californian accompanists, Beata opens with an immaculate version of Freddie Hubbard’s “Little Sunflower” which highlights her beautiful soprano range on Al Jarreau’s lyrics
Vocalist Beata Pater creates a myriad of moods on this album of originals and jazz standards. Her voice here is reminiscent of vintage Lani Hall, a bit nasally with a…
she achieves a sound between Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool and Oliver Nelson’s Blues and the Abstract Truth as realized by the lovechild of Betty Carter and Mark Murphy. But Pater is like no other.
instrumental training and experiment with genres allowed Beata to develop her singing voice and style from the perspective of a highly trained instrumentalist. Beata uses her voice as a finely tuned instrument and the results are rich and satisfying.
Freddie Hubbard’s “Little Sunflower” and Chick Corea’s “Crystal Silence” (with lyrics by Al Jarreau and Neville Potter respectively) are masterpieces and supreme examples of definitive ensemble work.
Originally from Poland and now based in Southern California, Beata Pater studied classical violin before finding her milieu in jazz vocals. Her violin mastery may in some ways inform her…