Recorded live in concert across two sold-out nights at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Austin and Morrison are joined by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of the centennial of Fitzgerald’s birth.
Patti Austin experienced the legendary pair first-hand: “To grow up watching, learning from Ella and Louis, and now to do my part to hopefully enhance their legacy – it just doesn’t get any better than that!’, she comments. Few performers have the credentials to pull off a fitting and genuinely thrilling tribute to ‘The First Lady of Song’ – Ella Fitzgerald – but Austin possesses the heritage, experience and voice to do so.
Since debuting at the Apollo Theatre at the tender age of four, with the encouragement of her godparents Dinah Washington and Quincy Jones, Austin’s six-decade career has seen her work with artists as diverse as Randy Brecker, Michael Jackson and George Benson.
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