We3 is comprised of vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, violinist Suzanne Lansford and pianist/keyboardist Nicole Pesce.
When vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, daughter of the late George Grant (who traveled the world singing lead tenor for the Ink Spots in the 80's & 90's) lost her father in January of last year (2016), she combined talents with Suzanne Lansford (violin) and Nicole Pesce (piano) to pay tribute to some of their favorite Ink Spots' songs, one of them being “We Three”.
We3 entertains audiences of all ages with styles that include Jazz, Swing, Blues, Standards, World Music, Pop and R&B.
Renee Grant Patrick -
Renee has connected with individuals and crowds with her voice and music over the past 12 years in the Valley. Her music is shockingly honest and emotionally charged. Listeners find Renee's sound somehow familiar, but one that is refreshingly original and inviting. Singing a variety of genres from Jazz Standards, to classic R&B, Renee's music will capture you with her powerful voice combined with a passionate delivery.
Born in Philadelphia PA, to now 31 years in Arizona, music has been a way of life for Renee. Her father was a member of the world renowned Ink Spots, inducted in the Doo Wop Hall of Fame in 1997. Renee's mother Theresa is a local legend, having recorded duets with Terry Johnson of the Flamingos in Detroit's Motown Studios along side of greats such as Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye. It is safe to say that music runs in her family.
Suzanne Lansford -
Suzanne's Mom and Dad taught her all kinds of music before she could even walk. They also say it took a very long time before she begin to walk! Beginning with classical lessons and quitting them at 13 to play jazz at the Arizona Biltmore and other venues and radio shows across Phoenix and Scottsdale, Suzanne has always kept music high on the list. In Chicago, she was with Chicago's eclectic classical / jazz / Latin group, the 3rd Coast String Quartet, and even today when visiting Chicago, she makes time to visit with and play Gypsy Jazz with Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan at the Green Mill.
In rural Florida, she was immersed in bluegrass, twice winning the Yee-Haw Junction Bluegrass Fiddle Championship. Back home in Phoenix since 2011, she doesn't have to pick a favorite genre, because everything gets cameos of Latin, Jazz, Classical - even Blues, Greek and Scottish flavors. It's all fair play. During the day, Suzanne is a registered professional engineer (PE - electrical) for nuclear power and public infrastructure projects through her firm, REDD Inc.
Nicole Pesce -
Nicole's "Happy Birthday Variations” video has reached nearly three million views on YouTube and over seven million shares on Facebook. Recognized by the Arizona Republic as one of the “top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix”, Nicole has performed for Muhammad Ali, Ricky Martin, George Benson, Waylon Jennings, Shaquille O'Neal, Jimmy Carter, The Gypsy Kings, and Brian Setzer.
Nicole enjoyed a residency as the house pianist at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Phoenix, AZ for over a decade...entertaining audiences with everything from Bach to Lady Gaga. With additional performances at such venues as the Tempe Center for the Arts, Herberger Theater, Desert Ridge Marriott, ASU Kerr Cultural Center, Mesa Arts Center, Phoenician Resort, Wrigley Mansion, & The Princess Hotel.
Additional Appearances include performances with American Idol contestant David Hernandez, The Moscow Ballet, Zowie Bowie, The Cast of Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, Mamma Mia, and White Christmas.