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THIRD meeting_Grammy mentor Fall 2022 (Instagram Post)_11.21.2022

💜GRAMMY® U - Zoom meeting guest MATT PIERSON. Today my GRAMMY® U Mentee Natalie Leclair and I welcomed Matt Pierson as our guest. Wow!!! So much helpful advice and insight. Matt is the Manager and Producer for new two-time Grammy® nominee Samara Joy. She was nominated just last week for Best New Artist AND Best Vocal Jazz Album!

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💜 Thank you so much to Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau for joining my GRAMMY® U Mentee Natalie Leclair and me today on Zoom. Dr. Thibodeau is the Founder and CEO of Arts Consulting Group.

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💜💛A great first meeting with my brilliant GRAMMY® U Mentee Natalie Leclair.

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Thrilled and honoured to be selected as a GRAMMY® U Mentor for the third college semester in a row.

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That’s a wrap! Had the last Zoom meeting today with my brilliant Spring 2022 GRAMMY® U Mentee Lynnsey Spader. She has a very bright future! Honored to be of service to GRAMMY® U through the Recording Academy!

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Simposio Internacional de Universitarias (via Zoom). March 17, 2022. Universidad Veracruzana. Xalapa, Mexico. Invited by Prof. Guadalupe Colorado Patrice was a symposium panelist and gave a presentation entitled “Women in Music: Academia and Industry.”

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Another great GRAMMY® U meeting with Mentee Lynnsey Spader.

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Grateful to MATT PIERSON who was our special GRAMMY® U guest. Matt was the head of Blue Note’s marketing and A & R departments, and ultimately ascended to Vice President/General Manager of Jazz at Warner Bros. He later left to become a freelance producer and manager.


Recognizing International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022 and the release of the “Women In The Mix Study” published by The Recording Academy®, Arizona State University (ASU) and the Berklee College of Music Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE).

Spring 2022 Grammy U Mentor announcement

Patrice selected as a Spring 2022 GRAMMY® U Mentor.


Terrific webinar! "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Voice Studio: Cultivating Brave Spaces." Guests: Nathan De'Shon Myers, Lily Guerero, and Albert Lee.

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Grateful to ALISHA GADDIS who was our special GRAMMY® U guest.💜 Four days after our Zoom meeting she and her husband Lucky were nominated for a GRAMMY® Award!

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FOR YOUR GRAMMY® CONSIDERATION Patrice Jégou - THERE’S A LIGHT~Best Contemporary Christian Music Album~ Please visit for listening links, music videos, and liner notes, or click the photo to go directly to the link.


Another great Zoom meeting with GRAMMY® U Mentee Sathvika Ganesan.

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Fantastic Zoom meeting with brilliant GRAMMY® U Mentee Sathvika Ganesan.

GRAMMY U Zoom meeting.

Great first GRAMMY® U meeting with Mentee Sathvika Ganesan.


Patrice selected as a Fall 2021 GRAMMY® U Mentor

Patrice Jégou NEW Album There's a Light

Prairie Star Records' founder Patrice Jégou released her third album THERE'S A LIGHT on August 20, 2021.

Jégou skates into United

Featured in Mix Magazine, Electronic Musician Magazine, Pro Sound News, and on the United Recording Studios website news. Thank you Mr. Bonzai for the terrific article!

Patrice and Take 6

Music video shoot with 10-time Grammy winning a cappella group Take 6. Reservoir Studios, NYC.

Patrice and Take 6

Music video shoot with Take 6 at Reservoir Studios, NYC. Video shot from the booth. Video by Ruben Latre, Hostage Films.

Ocean Way Studios Nashville

Working on a music video.

Ocean Way Studios Nashville

Taking a break from working on a music video.

Ocean Way Studios Nashville

Music video cast and crew: L to R: Yinka Oyelese, director; Tara Ptacek, production asst.; Mark Schlicher, camera operator; Patrice; Mark Kibble, producer, arranger, singer.

Patrice in front of United Recording

Day 1 of 4 mixing part of Patrice's album at United Recording in Hollywood.

Patrice and Joe at Shorefire

With engineer extraordinaire Joe DeMaio at Shorefire Studios. Great overdub session!

Patrice at Capitol Studios

Great mixing session at Capitol Studios.

Great horn & vocal recording session

L to R: Yinka Oyelese, executive producer; Randy Poole, engineer; Patrice, vocals; Mark Kibble, arranger & producer. SonyTree Studios, Nashville.

Horn session at SonyTree, Nashville

Horn tracking session at SonyTree Studios, Nashville.

Blazing horns with Mark Kibble

Horn tracking session at SonyTree Studios, Nashville. Mark Kibble, arranger; Lloyd Barry, orchestrator.

Avatar session crew March 22_2017

What a recording session! Incredible day at Avatar Studio, NYC. Produced and arranged by Mark Kibble. Yaron Gershovsky, piano, Boris Kozlov, bass, Cliff Almond, drums. Yinka Oyelese, executive producer. Roy Hendrickson, engineer.

Avatar NYC Recording Session crew

Recording Session at Avatar Studio C, NYC: L to R: (back) Roy Hendrickson, engineer; Yaron Gershovsky, piano; Boris Kozlov, bass; Cliff Almond, drums. L to R: (front) Mark Kibble, arranger/producer; Patrice; Yinka Oyelese, producer/executive producer.

Patrice and Yinka in front United Recording

Patrice and Yinka in front United Recording. Great session!

Justin Stoney. Patrice & Yinka.

Patrice with her voice coach Justin Stoney in NYC. Producer Yinka Oyelese tagged along for the lesson that day.

Patrice and Al Schmitt

Patrice with Al Schmitt. Capitol, Studio A, Hollywood. Great recording session!

Dean Parks' guitars

Dean Parks' guitars. Recording session at United Studios, Hollywood.

Patrice, Lenny Castro, Honey the dog

Patrice with the great percussionist Lenny Castro and his sweet pup Honey. Recording at United Studios, Hollywood.

Yinka, Al, Patrice, John

Mixing session with THE Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios. Yinka Oyelese (left), executive producer, producer; Al Schmitt, engineer; Patrice; John Clayton, arranger.

Patrice and Abraham Laboriel

Patrice with the bass legend Abraham Laboriel. Recording session at United Studios, Hollywood.

Abraham Laboriel and Mike Lang

Abraham Laboriel and Mike Lang. Recording session at United Studios, Hollywood.

Steve Ferrone and Patrice

Steve Ferrone and Patrice. Recording session at United Studios, Hollywood.

Steve Ferrone, Patrice, Dean Parks.

Steve Ferrone, drums; Patrice; Dean Parks, guitar. Recording session at United Studios, Hollywood.

Abraham Laboriel's bass.

One of two bass guitars Abraham Laboriel used on our recording session at United Studios, Hollywood.

Session at United in Hollywood_

More work on the new album!

The A-Team at United Recording

L to R: Don Murray, engineer; Mike Lang, piano, producer, arranger; David Paich, producer, arranger; Jordan Rippe, assistant; Pat Knox, assistant; Yinka Oyelese, executive producer, producer (seated).

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Great mixing session with Maestro Jorge Calandrelli and engineer extraordinaire Don Murray at United Recording in Hollywood, CA.

John Clayton and Patrice at Capitol Studios

A kiss from arranger and bass player extraordinaire John Clayton. Mixing at Capitol Studios that day with Al Schmitt.

Tamir Hendelman, Patrice, Mike Lang

Recording session with two musical giants: the terrific pianists Tamir Hendelman and Mike Lang at Capitol Studios, Hollywood.

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

What a great recording session! With the amazing Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at Capitol Studios, Hollywood.

Patrice and John Clayton

Patrice and THE John Clayton. Studio A, Capitol Studios, Hollywood. What a session!

United Recording, April 1, 2016

Terrific background vocal recording session (Bill Maxwell, arranger; Jorge Calandrelli, producer; Yinka Oyelese, executive producer) at United Recording Studios, Hollywood.

Avatar Studios, NYC

Recording session. Avatar Studios, NYC. (L to R) Yinka Oyelese; producer; Patrice Jégou, vocalist; Roy Hendrickson, engineer.

Capitol Studios

Capitol Studios in Hollywood. Patrice Jégou, vocalist after a recording session with Maestro Jorge Calandrelli.

Capitol Studios Orchestra Session

With Gayle Levant, harpist after an orchestral recording session at Capitol Studios.

Capitol Studios Session

With legendary drummer, J.R. Robinson, after a recording session at Capitol Studios.

On the Grammy Ballot
Capitol Studios Session

With Larry Koonse, guitarist after a recording session at Capitol Studios.

Count Basie Theater

Patrice in performance with the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey.

Canada Music Week 2013

Patrice and her band performing at Canada Music Week in Toronto.

Speak Low

Patrice Jegou's debut album "Speak Low."

Ocean Way, Studio A

Ocean Way, Studio A, Nashville. Post recording session. With (L to R) Anthony Ruotolo, engineer; Patrice; Yinka Oyelese, producer; Rob Clark, assistant engineer.

Sandra Crouch, Andrae Crouch, P and

With Sandra Crouch and Andrae Crouch after a choir recording session at Record One Studios in Thousand Oaks, California.

Concert in Virginia

Patrice performing with the Cristina Pato Band in Virginia.

Music Video Still

A still shot of Patrice from her music video "The Summer Knows" directed by Ruben Latre.

Avatar Studios, NYC

Recording at Avatar Studios, NYC.

Capitol Studios Session

With percussionist Luis Conte, after a recording session at Capitol Studios.

Capitol Studios Session

With guitarist Michael Thompson after a recording session at Capitol Studios.

Capitol Studios Session

With bass player Kevin Axt, after a recording session at Capitol Studios.

Capitol Studios Session

Michael Thompson's gear.

Avatar Studios, NYC

(L to R) Yinka Oyelese, Roy Hendrickson, Tyler Hartman after a recording session at Avatar Studios, NYC.

Capitol Studios Orchestra Session

Maestro Jorge Calandrelli rehearsing the orchestra for a recording session for Patrice Jégou's upcoming album. Capitol Studios.

Capitol Studios Orchestra Session

The one and only Al Schmitt at the console! Studio A.

Capitol Studios Orchestra Session

Al Schmitt and crew. Studio A, Capitol Studios. Working on Patrice Jégou's new album.

Capitol Studios Orchestra Session

(L to R) Mike Lang, pianist; Patrice Jégou; Armen Ksajikian, cellist. Studio A, Capitol Studios, orchestral recording session.

Capitol Orchestra Session

Yinka Oyelese, producer and Al Schmitt, engineer.

Capitol Records and Studios

Three great recording sessions at the legendary Capitol Studios so far! New album on the way.


One of many ads for "Speak Low" in JazzTimes magazine.

Dark Horse Recording Studio, Nashvil

End of a great recording session at Dark Horse Studios in Nashville. (L to R): Yinka Oyelese, producer; Troy Hepler, asst. engineer: Cedric Dent, piano; JD Blair (back), drums; Victor Wooten, bass; Patrice; Marcelo Pennell, engineer; Mark Kibble, arranger, producer, vocals.

Shaghai Jazz Club, NJ

(L to R): Patrice Jégou; Jerry Bruno, bass; Ed Laub, guitar; Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar. Shanghai Jazz Club, Madison, NJ.

Shanghai Jazz Club, NJ

The legendary Bucky Pizarelli.

Chris Botti Concert

Patrice and Yinka backstage with Chris Botti.

The Master

Master bass player Abraham Laboriel with Yinka Oyelese.

Capitol Orchestra Recording Session

Al Schmitt, Patrice, and crew. Studio A, Capitol Studios.

Capitol Recording Session

Getting ready to record in Studio A at Capitol Records.

Capitol Studios Recording Session

Yinka Oyelese, producer.

Capitol Studios Recording Session

Recording in Studio A.

Capitol Studios Recording Session

Patrice Jégou rehearsing with Maestro Jorge Calandrelli and Mike Lang.

Backstage at Michael McDonald

Backstage at Michael McDonald's concert in L.A.

Capitol Orchestra Recording Session

(L to R) Maestro Jorge Calandrelli; Patrice Jégou; Al Schmitt. Capitol Orchestra Recording Session

Avatar Studios, NYC

Avatar Studios, NYC.

Avatar Studios, NYC

Avatar Studios, NYC.

Capitol Studios Recording Session

The crew (L to R): Mike Lang, piano, Fender Rhodes; Charlie Paakkari, asst. engineer, Kevin Axt, bass; Ramon Stagnaro, guitar; Yinka Oyelese, executive producer (back); Jorge Calandrelli, arranger, producer; Patrice; Joe Soldo, contractor; Luis Conte, percussion; Ray Brinker, drums; Don Murray, engineer. Capitol Studios Recording Session.

Avatar Studios, NYC

Avatar Studios, NYC. Recording Session, Studio C.

Take 6

Yinka and Patrice with Take 6 at Lincoln Center. Take 6 are featured on Patrice's debut album "Speak Low" and sophomore album "If It Ain't Love."

Ocean Way, Nashville

Recording Session at Ocean Way, Nashville.

Dark Horse Studios, Nashville

Recording session at Dark Horse Studios, Nashville. (L to R): Patrice; Marcelo Pennell, engineer; Mark Kibble, arranger, producer.

Ocean Way Recording Session

Patrice after the orchestral recording session with The Nashville String Machine. Ocean Way Studios, Nashville.

Dark Horse Recording Studios, Nashvi

The great J.D. Blair, drummer.

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2012 Recording session at Wildwood Studios, Nashville. L to R: Pat Bergeson, guitar & harmonica; Pat Coil, piano and Hammond B3; Patrice; Josh Hunt, drums; Josh Nelson, bass.

Record One Recording Studios

Patrice at Record One in Thousand Oaks, California after recording Andrae Crouch and the Andrae Crouch Choir.

Avatar Studios, NYC

Our crew for a recording session for "Speak Low" at Avatar Studios. (L to R): Patrice; Bob Mann, guitar; David Finck, bass; Augustine Chukuma, piano; Ted Lebow, piano, arranger; Steve Williams, drums; Anthony Ruotolo, engineer; Yinka Oyelese, producer. Avatar Studios, NYC.

Yinka at Ocean Way

Yinka at Ocean Way for a recording session.

Ocean Way Recording Studios

Patrice in Studio A after an orchestral recording session. Ocean Way Studios, Nashville.

Patrice at Avatar Studios

Recording vocals for "Speak Low." Avatar Studios, NYC.

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#TBT - Patrice Jégou giving Master Classes at Universidad Nacional de Cordóba - Argentina. 2005.

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#TBT - Patrice Jégou - First Prize Winner, IX Concurso y Festival Internacional de Canto Lírico Trujillo, Perú. 2005.

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#TBT - 2003 National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Teaching Program. SUNY - Fredonia. Master Teacher Judith Nicosia with her interns. L to R: Patrice Jégou; Stephanie Adrian, Judith Nicosia, Raymond Feener.

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#TBT - 2003 Richard Miller with Patrice Jégou and students at the University of Lethbridge.

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