Saturday 10th November 2012
£40.00 - £60.00
Line-up confirmed: PATTI AUSTIN - vocals
LOUIS DOWDESWELL - trumpet
GRAEME BLEVINS - sax
TREVOR MIRES – trombone
ROB BARRON – piano
JEFF LEACH - synths
SAM BURGESS - bass
IAN THOMAS - drums
Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Patti Austin celebrates the 100th birthday of the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald with an intimate concert that pays tribute to the legendary First Lady of Song. Featuring selections from her Grammy-nominated album ‘For Ella’, this unforgettable evening includes legendary hits such as ‘How High the Moon,’ ‘The Man I Love,’ Too Close for Comfort,’ and many more.
Patti Austin, the goddaughter of musical legends Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington was the undisputed “queen” of the New York session scene in the 1970’s lending her honey toned voice to the likes of Paul Simon, James Brown, Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross and Diana Ross to name a few. By the 80s she had earned a wider audience through her contribution to a series of albums with Quincy including his best-selling ‘Stuff Like That’. Her solo career has resulted in numerous chart-topping Grammy-nominated hits, a classic duet with James Ingram and numerous albums that include pop and jazz standards such as ‘Cry Me A River’, ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’ and ‘Mood Indigo’
Live, Patti is a confident, elegant and entertaining performer who continues to create milestones in her incredible career; a further testament to her status as a member of that rare breed: a true artist whose creativity knows no limits.
Watch Patti perform a selection of tunes recorded by the great Ella Fitzgerald
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