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Patti Austin mesmerizes her fans in Baku

16 November 2017 [14:35] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Famous American jazz artist, Grammy winner Patti Austin gave concert at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku on November 15.

"I invite you to a magical musical journey," said Patty Austen at the opening of the evening, and these words were really true.

At the concert, jazz lovers enjoyed songs "Too Close For Comfort", "Honeysuckle Rose", "You'll Have To Swing It", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "A Tisket A Tasket", "Miss Otis Regrets" "The Man I Love", "Hearing Ella Sing" and other hits performed by smooth jazz diva, Trend Life reported.

The spectators who came to her  concert  in Baku, were fascinated by captivating voice of jazz singer.

Her performance perfectly combined virtuosity and emotional depth.

She is a phenomenal artist who is very sensitive to any musical style - jazz, funk, soul, rhythm-n-blues, gospel, and even classical.

The singer also presented her "For Ella" album, dedicated to the jazz star, legendary Ella Fitzgerald.

This year music lovers celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald, considered the " First Lady Of Jazz ". Jazz legend touched audiences the world over with her  unique, velvety voice.

In this regard, Patti Austin went on a world tour. The tour, which began on November 7, included Finland, Norway, Sweden and ended in Azerbaijan.

Throughout the evening, the singer spoke very warmly with the audience, presenting new versions of the hits performed by Ella Fitzgerald.

The audience gave her a storm of applause.

In an interview with Trend, Patti Austin expressed her admiration for the Azerbaijani capital-Baku and the extraordinary aura of the Heydar Aliyev Center.

"Each performer draws his/her inspiration from the auditorium, the views of people, emotions, from the surrounding aura, and you have clean, bright, and kind. It's my first visit to Baku. I have a beautiful view of the Caspian Sea and Boulevard from the hotel. I was in many cities, but Baku impressed me with the amazing harmony of antiquity and modernity. The design of modern buildings resembles the curves of female silhouettes, and the ancient buildings - the breath of the East. As an architect, I would like to emphasize the unusual internal and external design of the Heydar Aliyev Center. It's concert  "Auditorium" and the aura, surprisingly smooth lines, color range- all this stunning beauty of this architectural miracle is recognized in the world. The city really impressed me with its original architecture! I will definitely stay for a day to get acquainted with the sights of Baku. Thank you all for the warm welcome! " said Patty Austin.

Grammy winner Patti Austin crosses all musical genres. She has made 17 solo albums, and has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the GRAMMYS and the Oscars.

She was just four years old when she made her debut at the Apollo Theater.

Patti Austin became one of the most accomplished vocalists of the 1980s, working with everyone from Michael Jackson and Paul Simon to Harry Belafonte.

Commercial success came with fourth album "Every Home Should Have One (1982)" and hit single "Baby, Come To Me".

The musician won her first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Avant Gershwin in 2008.


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