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Stop The Bullying Month

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Stop The Bullying Month

I’m launching my children’s initiative for Anti Bullying month, with workshops at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, and with various youth organizations in  Atlanta, Kansas City, and in L.A. These workshops feature a transformed version of The Ugly Duckling song and video,  emphasizing inclusion and acceptance, from my new children’s album, Mighty Musical Fairy Tales. Children learn through joy, love, celebration, humor and magic. Music and song unite these elements like no other. Please download The Ugly Duckling Song, Book, and...

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The Ugly Duckling Song and Books

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The Ugly Duckling Song and Books

❤The Ugly Duckling Song ❤The Ugly Duckling Children’s Story Book ❤The Ugly Duckling Activity Book (Click on the links above to view and download)   In honor and support of National Anti-Bullying this month, I am making available my musical version of “The Ugly Duckling” for free. This new version of the the classic story is from my first children’s album, Mighty Musical Fairy Tales. As an artist I believe that children are the future. As I look around I see that future at risk. It’s at risk because of the erosion of...

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Teach. Love. Inspire: Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin partners with Atlanta nonprofit

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Teach. Love. Inspire: Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin partners with Atlanta nonprofit

The Atlanta-based nonprofit The How Big is Your Dream Foundation (HBIYD) partnered with a Grammy Award-winning vocalist, mentor and music educator Patti Austin to offer aspiring artists in Atlanta a peek at how to succeed in the music industry. The event is the brainchild of HBIYD founder, The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter (Grammys) Vice President and legendary drummer Jorel “JFly” Flynn. Austin has a history of conducting master-classes and donating her services as a professional artist to support numerous educational programs...

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Patti Austin sings Ella Fitzgerald -Centennial Celebration- Blue Note Tokyo

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Patti Austin sings Ella Fitzgerald -Centennial Celebration- Blue Note Tokyo

                                        In celebration of Ella’s centennial birthday, GRAMMY®-winning artist Patti Austin will pay tribute to the First Lady of Song. Experience Patti Austin live in Blue Note Tokyo to sing extraordinary renditions of Ella’s legendary hits like “Satin Doll,” “Miss Otis Regrets,” and “A Tisket, A Tasket.”   About Blue Note Tokyo: Blue Note Tokyo is a high-end jazz venue, the most expensive...

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100: The Apollo Theater Celebrates Ella’s 100th Birthday!

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100: The Apollo Theater Celebrates Ella’s 100th Birthday!

Presented in association with The Apollo Theater, GRAMMY®-winning artist Patti Austin will host an all-star evening entitled 100: The Apollo Theater Celebrates Ella’s 100th Birthday! celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday. The Apollo introduced Ella to the world in 1934, during the Harlem Renaissance, when she won the Amateur Night at The Apollo contest at the age of 17, making her the first female performer to earn such a distinction. She earned 14 Grammy Awards and collaborated with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, among many...

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A Celebration of Ella and Louis in Melbourne International Jazz Festival

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A Celebration of Ella and Louis in Melbourne International Jazz Festival

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival opened with A Celebration of Ella & Louis featuring Patti Austin and James Morrison singing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Northey conducted. Jazz deities Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong often worked together, having been brought together by Verve label producer Norman Granz (famed for fighting prejudice in the music industry). They recorded Duets in 1956 and made two more albums together in 1957 and 1958. Read more here…....

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Ella Fitzgerald Biography

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Ella Fitzgerald Biography

I saw this short Ella Fitzgerald biography recently. She is one of my favorite vocalist of all time. It’s a great read with images and I wanted to share it with you. I’ll be releasing my second CD of “EllaTunes” soon.  I had so much fun and I’m grateful for the opportunity to put my own spin on Ella’s greatness. Happy Birthday Ella! Ella Fitzgerald: the first lady of song Today marks 100 years since the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Lady Ella’ burst onto the Harlem music scene in the mid-1930s after wi

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Sound Advice

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Sound Advice

Sound Advice by Patti Austin Label: Shanachie Country: US Released: May 17, 2011 Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop Style: Rhythm & Blues, Vocal Tracklist: You Gota Be     4:58 By The Grace Of God     3:35 Round And Round     4:30 You Can’t Always Get What You Want     7:10 Let ‘Em In     4:41 Gotta Serve Somebody     8:11 Vincent     6:30 A Litle Bit Of Love     4:37 Lean On Me     6:42 Give It Up     4:28 My Way    5:15 Enjoy The Silence    4:45 Buy “Sound Advice” on...

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“Over My Shoulder” – A Song About Inspiration, Guidance and Mentoring performed by Patti Austin and Lianna Gutierrez – Buy Song

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“Over My Shoulder” – A Song About Inspiration, Guidance and Mentoring performed by Patti Austin and Lianna Gutierrez – Buy Song

Click the song title below to buy the song: “Over My Shoulder” – A Song About Inspiration, Guidance and Mentoring performed by Patti Austin and Lianna Gutierrez by Patti Austin Over My Shoulder is a duet sung by 13 year old singing sensation, Lianna Guiterrez and Grammy Award Winning singing legend, Patti Austin. The song is about inspiration, guidance and mentoring; about passing the baton to a younger generation. The real life mentoring effort that exists between Lianna and Patti has ignited a stunning conversation in Boston...

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Life’s Joy and Celebration – A Collaboration By Patti Austin and Jamie Mitges

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Life’s Joy and Celebration – A Collaboration By Patti Austin and Jamie Mitges

“Celebration is essential to a happy life and thanks to highly acclaimed, Canadian composer and recording artist Jamie Mitges, there’s something wonderful to celebrate with the release of his new, upbeat, positive tune Life’s Joy and Celebration featuring Grammy Award-winner, vocalist Patti Austin!” says Smoothjazz.com. “The ‘dream tracker’ theme embraces Jamie’s positive outlook on life, which translates eloquently to his melodic, world-class compositions.” Life’s Joy and...

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Intimate Patti Austin

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Intimate Patti Austin

Intimate Patti Austin by Patti Austin Featuring James Ingram, Kirk Whalum, David Foster, Bob James, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Dave Grusin Label: Mosaic Released: May 22, 2007 Genre: R&B, Pop/Rock Styles: Quiet Storm, Soul, Urban, Adult Contemporary An album review states: “With a voice that is capable of convincingly interpreting virtually any style of material, Patti Austin is one of the most astoundingly gifted singers of her generation. Here Patti caresses twelve timeless melodies with great sensitivity and emotional...

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Avant Gershwin

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Avant Gershwin

Avant Gershwin by Patti Austin Label: Rendezvous Entertainment Country: US Released: 2007 Genre: Jazz, Pop Style: Big Band, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Best Jazz Vocal Album “Avant Gershwin” by Patti Austin Tracklist: Overture / Gershwin Medley 12:19 I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise 6:14 Who Cares 6:34 Funny Face 4:02 Love Walked In / Love Is Sweeping The Country 5:35 Swanee 5:13 Porgy And Bess Medley 17:08 Lady Be Good Credits: Art Direction, Photography – Carol Friedman Design – Dominick Media Engineer – Christian...

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For Ella

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For Ella

For Ella by Patti Austin Label: Playboy Jazz Country: US Released: 2002 Genre: Jazz, Pop Style: Big Band, Vocal, Swing Buy “For Ella” by Patti Austin Tracklist: Too Close For Comfort 3:56 Honeysuckle Rose 4:13 (play sample above) You’ll Have To Swing It (Mr. Paganini) 4:22 Our Love Is Here To Stay 5:28 A Tisket A Tasket 2:49 Miss Otis Regrets 4:00 Hard Hearted Hannah, (The Vamp Of Savannah) 3:28 But Not For Me 3:53 Satin Doll 2:52 The Man I Love 3:29 Hearing Ella Sing 2:53 How High The Moon 4:31 Credits: Arranged By,...

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The Very Best of Patti Austin: The Singles (1969-1986)

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The Very Best of Patti Austin: The Singles (1969-1986)

The Very Best of Patti Austin: The Singles (1969-1986) by Patti Austin Featuring Quincy Jones, James Ingram, Charles May and Narada Michael Walden Label/Released: Rhino Records (2001), Warner Archives (2008) Genre: R&B, Pop/Rock Styles: Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm, Urban, Soul, Adult Contemporary Buy “The Very Best of Patti Austin: The Singles (1969-1986)” Tracklist: The Family Tree Say You Love Me We’re In Love Love, I Never Had It So Good (Patti Austin feat. Quincy Jones & Charles May) Body...

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The Ultimate Collection

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The Ultimate Collection

The Ultimate Collection by Patti Austin with Cleve Francis, Johnny Mathis & George Benson Label: GRP Records Format: Compilation Country: US Released: 1995 Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Pop Style: Soul-Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Downtempo, Synth-pop, Ballad Buy “The Ultimate Collection” Tracklist: Hold Me 4:18 Ability To Swing 4:49 Givin’ In To Love 4:58 We Fell In Love Anyway 3:28 The Heat of Heat 5:13 Through The Test Of Time 5:06 You Brought Me Love 4:07 The Girl Who Used To Be Me 4:33 Love Is Gonna Getcha 5:04 Soldier Boy...

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Patti Austin

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Patti Austin

Patti Austin by Patti Austin “Patti Austin” is the self-titled album by Patti, which was released in March 1984. Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Rock Style: Soft Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Downtempo Year: 1984 Tracklist: It’s Gonna Be Special 4:17 Rhythm Of The Street 4:00 All Behind Us Now 4:59 Hot! In The Flames Of Love 3:59 Change Your Attitude 3:41 Shoot The Moon 3:35 I’ve Got My Heart Set On You 4:12 Fine Fine Fella (Got To Have You) 4:34 Starstruck 4:28 Any Way You Can 4:31 Buy “Patti Austin”...

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Teach. Love. Inspire: Celebrating Mentors and Designs

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Teach. Love. Inspire: Celebrating Mentors and Designs

HAPPY MENTOR MONDAY! Vision, imagination, dreams, and courage are the traits found in some of the most daring entrepreneurs. Many of you know about my mentoring and Interior design obsessions. I think of designing, the same way I think of arranging music or mentoring; exploration of color, knowledge, musical notes, texture, wisdom, and sounds, all mixed together with precision and perfection. Please help me congratulate one of my great mentors Ivo Cubi who is celebrating his 25th anniversary this month. Ivo has allowed me to learn about stone...

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National Mentoring Month 2017

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National Mentoring Month 2017

Happy New Year and Happy National Mentoring Month! President Barack Obama dedicated this month to mentoring, and he says “At the start of each new year, we observe National Mentoring Month to honor the parents, families, teachers, coaches, and mentors who pour their time and their love into lifting up America’s daughters and sons.”  He continues, “As a Nation, we are stronger when every individual has the opportunity to contribute to our American story. By working to give each person a better chance at success, we can unlock...

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Patti Austin is among many ‘Taking the Stage’ to inaugurate a Smithsonian museum

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Patti Austin is among many ‘Taking the Stage’ to inaugurate a Smithsonian museum

    In an all-star cast of a major event, it’s always nice to get the opening spot. Grammy-winning singer Patti Austin had that position last September at the inaugural ceremony for the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Staged at the city’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the evening was captured for the new ABC special “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America,“ airing Thursday, Jan. 12. Click here to read...

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