patti perigo - trumpet, vocals
You will find Patti in the trumpet section of VanPort Jazz and also behind the microphone. She began playing trumpet at the age of 10 despite being the only female in the 200 member horn section.
Five years ago, Patti entered the world of vocal jazz music and studies with renown local jazz vocalist, Mary Kadderly. She has performed at jazz clubs, numerous local private events, orchestras, various local jazz combo groups and currently is the female vocalist for VanPort Jazz.
Patti has been a member of several award winning jazz bands which produced their own jazz albums. Her favorite musical experience was playing in the featured big band at the Seattle Opera House with the late Stan Kenton and his Orchestra. As Miss Clark County and 1st Runner-Up Miss Washington, Patti won the outstanding talent awards for her instrumental music ability.