This critically acclaimed jazz and rhythm and blues singer songwriter is one of the most prestigious composers of the past century. She was the first woman to become the musical director for HBO's Comic Relief, the Grammy and Emmy Awards, the NAACP Awards for Image, and the People's Choice Awards. Rushen also had a very decorated career as a Dance/R&B artist, with top 5 ranking U.S. chart singles Haven't You Heard, Never Gonna Give You Up, Look Up, and Forget Me Nots. Rushen is one of the most sampled artists in history (especially by hip hop artists), with people musicians like Will Smith, George Michael, 9th Wonder, and Musiq Soulchild sampling Rushen records. Booking Patrice Rushen is a great idea if you want one of the best female singer songwriters of the past half century to perform at your next event.