Patti Austin To Pay Tribute To Her Mentor Quincy Jones – Boston
Patti Austin will be performing at Berklee Performance Center in Boston to pay tribute to her godfather and mentor Quincy Jones. Berklee, Quincy Jones alma mater, is hosting this tribute concert on Sunday, February 24th. The Great American Songbook: The Music of Quincy Jones is part of Berklee Performance Center’s signature series, and will encompass Quincy Jones’ career, including songs he wrote and/or produced during his five-decade tenure in the music industry.
Quincy Jones plays a very important role in Patti’s life and career. He has produced many of Patti’s biggest hit songs, including “How Do You Keep the Music Playing” and “Baby Come to Me,” both duets with James Ingram. Producer, arranger, conductor, film composer, and trumpeter Quincy Jones has been at the forefront of modern American music since his years as a student at Berklee in the 1950s; has arranged for Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra; produced Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, and Ray Charles; scored Oscar-winning films; and has received 27 Grammy Awards.
The Great American Songbook: The Music of Quincy Jones
Sunday, February 24, 2013 – 7:30pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115