Name: Patsy Stone-Heath
Instrument(s): Vocal, Piano
Patsy Stone is the feature vocalist for both the Heartland Jazz Orchestra and former vocalist for the State Farm Big Band in Bloomington, IL the Steve Cooper Orchestra in Chicago, IL. She appeared at several of the local night spots such as The Loft, Jim’s Steakhouse and Valentino’s and has performed in several concerts with members of the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. She is available for private engagements as well.
Patsy hails from Nashville, Tennessee where she was pianist/vocalist for Radio Daze Dance Orchestra prior to her relocation to Bloomington and State Farm.
She began her musical career at age 3, when she began playing piano by ear and singing. She studied piano and vocals from age 6, and taught piano both privately and at public school. After completing her graduate studies, she began the transition from church pianist and choir director, which she still does, to public performer. She is a published songwriter and poet, and currently has a CD called “First Time”. She has also performed vocals on CDs for the Heartland Jazz Orchestra and the Steve Cooper Orchestra.