You will find Patti in the trumpet section of VanPort Jazz and also behind the microphone. She began her musical endeavors at age 6 upon winning a local vocal talent contest while growing up in Spokane, WA. Patti joined the city-wide band at age 10 and was the only female trumpet player in the 200+ section.
Patti has been a member of several award-winning jazz and concert bands while in both high school and college, and has been performing with VanPort Jazz for over 16 years. As Miss Clark County and 1st Runner-up Miss Washington, she was awarded the outstanding talent awards for her instrumental musical ability. In addition, she has performed vocally at local jazz clubs, numerous local private events, served as guest soloist for orchestral groups, jazz combos, as well as other local big bands. Performing as a vocalist and playing trumpet and flugelhorn in VanPort Jazz with such wonderful musicians and friends is definitely the best of all worlds!