TRISH MAIRET jazz vocalist
Trish Mairet is a jazz vocalist who loves Brazilian Samba
& Bossa Nova and the Portuguese language. She has formed
the group, Bonito Espirito...(Beautiful Spirit)...Portuguese
Jazz & Blues infused Bossa Nova & Samba music of Brazil.
Trish's vocal sound is described as soothing, soulful, clean, sultry and dreamy.
Her phrasing and time are impeccable and the music is uplifting and fresh with
sprinklings of Soul, Bluesy Jazz, BeBop and Brazilian motifs. Trish is the creator
and former owner of Jazz Jam Cafe an intimate jazz performance venue in Northern
California. Currently, she holds the Vocal Forum Workshop, an on-going rehearsal
group for singers. She also teaches beginning voice training by appointment,
for motivated & dedicated vocalists.
Trish Mairet was raised by parents who loved music.
She was named after the popular tune from the 50's,
"PATRICIA," a cha cha by PEREZ PRADO
Her mother had a satiny Sarah Vaughan style contralto voice and from her she learned
concepts like phrasing, timing, lyrical expressions and improvisation. Her grandmother
sang and played the piano and organ by ear. By listening to her grandmother,
she began to simulate some piano voicings and essentially began a study of ear training.
Trish grew up listening to all styles of music. At the age of 10, her favorite Country
artists were Ray Charles, Roger Miller & Johnny Cash. Her sister played a lot of R&B
& "Motown," especially artists like The Four Tops,The Temptations, Smoky Robinson &
Steve Wonder, whose influences opened her up to Soul and Blues.
Trish began learning guitar chords and a few melody lines and she started to accompany
herself learning folk songs of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell,
Linda Ronstadt & Laura Nyro.
Trish's FAVORITE JAZZ INFLUENCES:
THE ULTIMATE JAZZ ARTIST...NINA SIMONE! is her very favorite!
ELIANE ELIAS BRAZILLIAN PIANIST/VOCALIST, CALVIN KEYS...HE CAN GROOVE!!!
OTHER FAVORITE INFLUENCES: Horace Silver, Etta Jones, Sarah Vaughan, Mose Allison,
Dave Frishberg, Tom Waits, Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson Cassandra Wilson, Patricia Barber,
Blossom Dearie, Anito O'Day, Nat King Cole, Dianna Krall, Norah Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim,
Jovino Santos Neto, Eliane Elias, Stan Getz and Jao Gilberto, Herbie Hancock, Clifford Brown,
Luciana Soza, Nancy King, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Monk & Coltrane, Bird, Diane Schuur,
Johnny Hartman, Joe Pass, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Burell, Billy Taylor, Babel Gilberto,
Wes Montgomery, MINA...AND SO MANY MORE...
Some of my favorite local mentors and jazz artists include:
Madeline Eastman, Kitty Margolis,
Calvin Keyes, Babatundae Lea, Josh Redmond,
Charlie Hunter, Rhiannon, Richard Howell and the
MAGNANIMOUS Walter Savage!
Trish is the former owner of Jazz Jam Cafe' an intimate performance space
in Sebastopol, CA.