Patti Austin - goddaughter of Dinah Washington and Quincy Jones, artistic heir to the work of Ella Fitzgerald. Austin in 2002 recorded an album with the pieces of this greatest singer in the history of jazz and received a Grammy nomination for it. Patti Austin with her impeccable honey voice will present the works of Lady Ella in the golden hall of the Szczecin Philharmonic.
Patti Austin said in an interview: 'I don't want to sound like Ella. I can't sound like her. However, Ella Fitzgerald is my beloved singer of all time and the fact that I listened to her songs for most of my life could naturally have influenced my style - hope in a good way. ' Mark Holston wrote in 'Jazziz' that Austin has always had an ear for great material and has all the necessary interpretative tools to make it something special. Patti Austin is an artist with extraordinary energy and unique stage skills. The audience is charmed with both their voice and openness and ease of making contact. She is a Grammy winner, has released nearly 20 albums and gives concerts around the world. She is also socially active - she speaks and engages in activities on topics such as AIDS, domestic violence, freedom and equality in America.
She publicly appeared for the first time at the age of four alongside her godmother Dinah Washington. At the age of nine, she went to Europe with an ensemble of musicians led by Quincy Jones. At the age of sixteen, she toured with Harry Belafonte - these were her first significant performances as a mature artist. She made her first recording session for James Brown for the song ‘It's a Man's World'. She was one of the leading session vocalists - she sang incl. With Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Robert Flack, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. She was famous for the hit 'Baby Come to Me', which she sang in a duet with James Ingram. Her songs regularly appeared on the Billboard Jazz Albums list. She created music for films and performances. She performed at the Grammy and Oscar awards.
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Patti Austin | Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Symphony HallFilharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie
ul. Małopolska 48