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"Invitation: A marvelous debut disc, revealing a seasoned singer & multi-instrumentalist named Pattie Cossentino. Here's YOUR invitation to discover a worthy artist you'll want to hear more from!" Greg Lee Jazz-89 WMOT, Nashville
- Greg Lee

"CD "Invitation" Review"

Featured Artist: Pattie Cossentino

CD Title: Invitation

Year: 2007

Record Label: PC Jazz Records

Style: Various Jazz Styles

Pattie Cossentino delivers a refreshing dish of originals, standards, and straight ahead jazz in Latin and swing styles on her debut CD Invitation. The versatile Nashville-based Cossentino is blessed with a warm and inviting singing voice that she compliments with her flute, and the soprano, alto, tenor, and bari saxophones. Among her many credits are performances with Randy Brecker, Al Vizzutti, and Steve Houghton. Invitation features exceptional musicians like Rick Jackson on piano, Nioshi Jackson on drums, and trumpeter Rick Savage. Other musicians include Dan Immel and John Owny on bass, Dale Armstrong on drums, Joe Gross and trumpet, and Billy Huber on trombone. The arrangements are a particular highlight of Invitation, especially “Summertime� and “Blue Bossa�.

Invitation kicks off with a straight ahead cooker called “Doug’s Minor� that features Cossentino on tenor sax, as well as trumpeter Rick Savage and Rick Jackson on piano. “You Let My Love Get Cold� features Cossentino’s beautiful voice along with a soulful horn section. “Bewitched�, “Just Squeeze Me�, and “You Don’t Know What Love Is� are sung with sweet tenderness, but “You’d Be So Nice To Come To� offers more edge with a fiery Latin flavor. Sonny Rollins’ “Doxy� and Kenny Dorham’s “Blue Bossa� are given the vocal treatment, but it’s Cossentino’s instrumental work that make these tunes come alive. “Summertime� features Cossentino’s soprano sax on an arrangement that shifts back and forth from a lively three to a hard swinging four. A captivating feature of Invitation is Cossentino’s flute playing. The title track is beautiful with interaction between the flute and piano. “Danza por Belle� is an original by Pattie Cossentino and Ken Ozimek with the flute in a Latin setting.

Invitation offers something for every jazz fan. Singing that stays true to beautiful melodies, blazing straight ahead solos, and Latin excitement by an ensemble of extraordinarily talented musicians.

Tracks: Doug's Minor, You Let My Love Get Cold, Bewitched, Doxy, Summertime, Just Squeeze Me, Invitation, Danza por Belle, Blue Bossa, You Don't Know What Love Is, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

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Reviewed by: Jim Shulstad -


Pattie Cossentino: Invitation (PC Jazz Records
On this, her debut album, Pattie proves her prowess on all the saxes (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone), a flair for flute, and solid stylings as a vocalist. She’s backed by a quintet consisting of trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, and drums, all of whom shine, whatever the mood, style, or tempo.

Cossentino and Company open things up with a rousing bop-based “Doug’s Minor,” on which Pattie demonstrates her mastery of the tenor, with a straight-ahead, no-holds-barred solo and solid unison work with the group.

On the Sonny Rollins instrumental classic “Doxy,” she wrote original lyrics which capture the essence of the song, while showcasing her jazz vocal abilities, which are also dynamically displayed on seven of the 11 tracks, three of which show her abilities on flute, and one each for alto and soprano.

Overall, the CD encompasses a good sampling of vocal and instrumental jazz, including straight-ahead, standards, Latin, and swing – definitely an impressive introduction to a new rising star in the always-evolving world of jazz.

~Fritz the Nite Owl Jazz - Short North Gazette


LP-"Invitation" (2007) Radio Promotion-January 7, 2008
**8 Straight weeks on the national jazz chart reaching # 22. Also featured on Bob Parlocha's Top 40.
All 11 tracks have received national and international airplay
Also featured on 4 radio interviews and 1 podcast



Nashville based saxophonist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Pattie Cossentino is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She received her early piano training and started performing piano recitals at the Peabody Conservatory of Music by age 7. Pattie earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, where she was a CAPA scholar. She also completed graduate studies at the University of North Texas and was selected as a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Music Society for her outstanding work at North Texas.

Pattie competed in several regional and national competitions winning First Place in the Baltimore Music Club Competition, First Place in The University of Maryland Undergraduate Solo Competition and was a finalist in the Baltimore Symphony Young Soloists Competition as an alto saxophonist. She has also been a featured saxophone soloist with The First United Church of Christ Concert Series, Music Teachers National Association, American Guild of Organists, Reading-Berks Conference of Churches, The Ringgold Band (the oldest concert band in the U.S.), and the Middle Tennessee Young Artist Solo Competition at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University.

Before moving to Nashville, she was a regular performer with the Berks Jazz Orchestra and the Reading Civic Opera Orchestra in Reading, Pennsylvania, where she played woodwinds for all the Broadway shows that came through the area. An accomplished pianist/organist, she had also served both as Minister of Music and organist at several churches in the Reading area. Additionally, Pattie was saxophone instructor at Albright College also in Reading.

Pattie has performed with Al Vizutti, Randy Brecker, Steve Houghton and Chris Vadala. While her jazz quartet is a main stay on the local jazz scene in Nashville, she has also performed locally with The Tennessee Jazz Orchestra, Earl Gaines Band, The Nashville Palace Band, "Live in Studio C" on WPLN Radio, The Bo Thorpe Orchestra, Teri Reid Band, The Establishment Big Band, The Nashville Saxophone Quartet, The Sumner County Symphony as a flutist, and on the General Jackson Showboat. During the 2003 season, Pattie was a featured saxophone/clarinet soloist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. She can also be seen singing and playing sax with the Nashville based Radio Daze Big Band as well as with the "HydroponiX" band at the Opryland Hotel five nights a week.

This year, Pattie released her first CD as a solo artist.
Her CD "Invitation," features some of Nashville and New York's best jazz musicians, as well an instrumental original, a popular instrumental with original lyrics, a few obscure tunes and many great jazz standards with original and unique arrangements! "Invitation: A marvelous debut disc, revealing a seasoned singer & multi-instrumentalist named Pattie Cossentino. Here's YOUR invitation to discover a worthy artist you'll want to hear more from!" Greg Lee Jazz-89 WMOT, Nashville

In demand as a studio musician, her quartet is regularly featured at many jazz festivals and concerts throughout the southeast. Performing the best of many jazz standards, she also adds her special touch with original composition, as well as her unique vocal styling--special music for special events is her specialty.