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Patti Austin: The Ego Took Over, I Went Out To Start Performing

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Patti Austin is a legend.  And she's at that point in her career in which somebody always seems to be giving her an award or some other major honor. 

Her latest honor comes Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl, when she'll be inducted into the Bowl's Hall of Fame.  Patti joins Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.

Fun facts about Patti:

  • Patti is known for her gorgeous yet powerful voice and a rare gift of singing in virtually any music genre with class and conviction. In 2008 she received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal album for "Avant Gershwin" recorded mostly live with The WDR Big Band in Germany.
  • Austin was born in Harlem, New York and grew up on Long Island. Her father was a Jazz musician for a time.
  • She made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents.
  • In 2008, fifty-three years after getting her first record contract, Patti Austin was awarded her first Grammy Award, winning Best Jazz Vocal Album for Avant Gershwin at the 50th annual Grammy Awards. The award came for her ninth nomination in that category.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Patti will be at the Hollywood Bowl tomorrow night. Check out Patti's Official Website.

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