Born in Rome (1949, October 15), Patrizia Scascitelli began playing music at eight years old.
Her beginning collaborations were with well-known musicians in Rome such as Massimo Urbani and Bruno Tommaso. Her first jazz recording, "Ballata" (VISTA TPL1 1113 - RCA - 1974) inspired by Italian folk music, was one of the recordings most representative of Italian musical expression of that time.
During a brief stay in Milan, Patrizia worked with musicians active on the scene such as saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti. Upon returning to Rome, she formed the quartet, Life Force, with drummer Marvin "Boogaloo" Smith, Karl Potter on percussion and Larry Dinwiddie, saxophone. From this group came the still sought-after live recording from Statale di Milano (Vedette 1975).
In 1981, she moved to New York, where she currently resides.
Label: Edizioni Cultura Popolare
Catalog# VPA 105
Recorded LIVE at the "Statale" University of Milan
1975, November 28
Patrizia scascitelli (p), Larry Dinwiddie (tenor sax),
Karl Potter (congas), Marvin "boogaloo" Smith (drums)
A1) Riky (P. Scascitelli)
B1) Tommy Seven (L. Dinwiddie)
B2) Blue Bossa (K. Dorham)