Patricia Dalton Fennell grew up in a musical family in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She came to know and love her current vocal repertoire, the music of the Great American Popular Songbook, through her grandfather Thomas Moriarty, who was a published composer and stride piano player. She began Classical piano lessons with Lester Taylor at six, studying composition and performance , continued piano studies at Skidmore College during her teens and went on to attend the College of St. Rose as a Classical voice performance major. Patricia studied dance through childhood and early adolescence and began dancing competitively with partner, Erick Singleman. They trained and competed in Europe, the US, Canada and were American Silver Latin Champions in 1993. After teaching for a time, Patricia now focuses entirely on music.
Patricia’s career path led her into scientific and clinical work, becoming recognized internationally as a clinician, researcher and author and she travels extensively as lecturer in the field of Chronic Illness. She currently is focused on projects which bring together experts from a variety of fields: Science, Music, Arts, and Education. She is currently working on a collaborative project with the accredited Interdisciplinary.Net, Oxford UK. A curriculum of R&D Innovation short courses will provide incubation for artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs around the world.
In the process of developing her clinical model, Patricia found that her musical background had enhanced her clinical and scientific skills, allowing her to be comfortable with ambiguity and risks and leading to innovative problem-solving for her research, clients and patients. At the invitation of musical colleagues, Patricia returned to the music world eight years ago.
Since that return Patricia has worked regularly with artists including Sunjump Records producer/pianist John Esposito; Grammy winning producer/bassist Malcolm Cecil; bassists Ira Coleman , Frank Luther and Lew Scott; saxophonist/bassist Charles Frommer; trumpeter Greg Glassman; guitarists Steve Raleigh and Mike DeMicco and drummers Peter O’Brien and Jeff Siegel. She has also performed with noted Jazz singer Giacomo Gates and legendary composer, conductor, and musician David Amram.
Patricia appears regularly with the John Esposito Trio/Quartet in the New York State Capital region and New England and has recently performed in New Orleans and Oxford, UK. She is currently in post-production on her second CD.