Patrice Rushen

American musician

Patrice Rushen (September 30, 1954) is an American singer, composer and musician. She has had several hit songs. She is best known for the song "Forget Me Nots". She was born in Los Angeles, California.

Patrice Rushen
Patrice Rushen performing on March 2, 2010
Patrice Rushen performing on March 2, 2010
Background information
Birth namePatrice Louise Rushen
Born (1954-09-30) September 30, 1954 (age 68)[1]
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresSoul, R&B, jazz-funk, post-disco, urban, soft rock, new wave, Pop
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, record producer, music director, educator
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboardist, flute, clarinet, percussion
Years active1972–present
LabelsPrestige, Elektra, Arista, GRP, Aix Entertainment, Discovery


  1. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (database on-line)". United States: The Generations Network. 2005. Retrieved 2009-10-06.