Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin to perform on Jan. 18

Patti Austin

Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin to perform on Jan. 18

Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin to perform on Jan. 18

Wed Jan 8, 2020

Patti Austin

Since breaking through to solo success in the mid-1970s, Grammy Award-winner Patti Austin has become one of the world’s most popular and versatile vocalists.

She will be showcasing her incredible voice with the Brazosport Jazz Orchestra on January 18 at The Clarion at Brazosport College. Austin will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

A mainstay on the Billboard charts, Austin has 19 solo albums to her credit and has performed her award-nominated songs on both the Grammys and the Oscars.

A gifted songwriter and performer, her early solo career resulted in the chart-topping hit, “Baby Come To Me,” a now-classic duet with James Ingram; the R&B smash, “The Heat of Heat,” and the Oscar-nominated, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” A later stint at GRP Records produced 1991's “Carry On,” followed by “Love is Gonna Getcha” (featuring the across-the-board hit “Through the Test of Time”), “That Secret Place” and “Patti Austin Live” (recorded at New York's Bottom Line), which showcased her amazing standup comedic skills and brilliant impersonations.

Her 1998 album, “In and Out of Love” spent almost two years on the contemporary jazz charts. In 1999-2000, she recorded “On The Way to Love,” a superb Warner Brothers album, produced by Paul Brown.

The goddaughter of music legends Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington, Austin has also been a prolific session singer, recording with Paul Simon, Billy Joel, George Benson, Joe Cocker and Roberta Flack, to name a few.

Tickets for the show are $45 for adults, $40 for seniors and Brazosport College employees, and $20 for students and children.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156 or online at www.brazosport.edu/clarion.