Posts Tagged ‘Patti Austin’

Patti Austin @ Yoshi’s San Francisco November 20-22

I am so excited about seeing Patti Austin tomorrow night at Yoshi’s San Francisco. See you there! Posted in: Music News/Info, Yoshi’s. Tagged: jazz · Patti Austin · r&b · San Francisco · Yoshi’s

Patti Austin Master Class @ Borders in SF

Singer/educator Patti Austin provided a Master Class at Borders in San Francisco on Wednesday night. It was a very well attended event. The evening started with several selected students from local schools singing their rendition of the Gershwin gem “Summertime.” Patti critiqued each one on their performance. Patti stressed understanding the origin/history of the music […]

Patti Austin – Avant-Gershwin – March 6, 2007

PATTI AUSTIN BENDS, STRETCHES GERSHWIN ON ‘AVANT-GERSHWIN’ (RENDEZVOUS ENTERTAINMENT, MARCH 6, 2007) NEW JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS INCLUDING “SWANEE,” “WHO CARES” PLUS TWO PHENOMENAL MEDLEYS Patti Austin’s adventurous new album ‘Avant-Gershwin’ (Rendezvous Entertainment, March 6, 2007) finds the remarkable entertainer moving beyond basic covers of Gershwin songs and taking risks with the music and sometimes the meaning. […]

In My Life…

On this date in 1950 in our music history, vocal diva Patti Austin was born. If you know me, you know that I am a devoted groupie. I have shared stories with you about how I blew 3 rolls of film trying to take a picture with her when I met her in 1988. I […]

Flashback Friday – Quincy Jones “Sounds…And Stuff Like That”

“I can’t tell ya, what I saw Made you wonder, was it against the law Wasn’t how high you could go But exactly how low” – A verse from the song “Stuff Like That” I am certain that when the day is done and we look back on the great songbook of Nicholas Ashford and […]

Patti Austin – “BeboperElla”

I admit that I am a Patti Austin groupie. My friends know this about me and will let me know, if I do not know already, when she is coming to town or has new music coming out. About 15 years ago, I met Patti for the first time. It was at the grand opening […]