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Patti Austin

Patti Austin’s keen interest in being a total entertainer started when she stepped onto the stage of the world-famous Apollo Theater at the age of four. Patti was a bonafide recording artist in her teens, achieving her first chart success in 1969 with “The Family Tree.” During the 70s Patti was the undisputed "Queen" of the New York session scene, her voice was heard behind Paul Simon, James Brown, Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross and Diana Ross, amongst countless others. She began achieving mainstream success thanks to the Grammy-nominated hit "Baby Come To Me," her now classic duet with James Ingram and the follow-up duet, the Oscar-nominated "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" The Grammy-nominated For Ella album opened up new doors for Patti as a performer and her embrace by the jazz world was further cemented with her Grammy-winning album Avant Gershwin. Patti’s upcoming 2019 album Let’s Do It will surely garner Grammy consideration. In 2018, Patti continues her philanthropic work with “The Over My Shoulder Foundation” and keeps up a constant touring schedule that keeps her fans wanting more.