Patti Austin began her incandescent career at the age of four. The daughter of trombonist Gordon Austin, and goddaughter of Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington, has emerged stronger than ever. After a bout with diabetes, she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery and the result has been remarkable. She is in superb form both physically and artistically, as evidenced by Avant Gershwin
(Rendezvous, 2007), which celebrates some of the most beloved songs written by the ingenious George Gershwin.
AAJ Contributor Katrina-Kasey Wheeler caught up with Austin recently to discuss the new album and her ongoing projects with the WDR Big Band.
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