Patti Austin | SFJAZZ 2023-24 Season
Patti Austin
R&B Legend

Patti Austin

MAY 11-12 | Patti Austin

May 11 - May 12, 2024
Miner Auditorium
SatMay 11
7:30 PM

$30 | $50 | $70 | $85

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SunMay 12
2:00 PM

$30 | $50 | $70 | $85

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SunMay 12
7:00 PM

$30 | $50 | $70 | $85

Announcement/On Sale Dates
Announcement Thu, Oct 12 · 11AM
Leaders Circle On Sale Thu, Oct 12 · 11AM
Members On Sale Fri, Oct 13 · 11AM
Public On Sale Tue, Oct 17 · 11AM

ABOUT THIS SHOW
From her start as a four-year-old prodigy on Harlem’s Apollo Theater stage at the urging of vocal legend Dinah Washington and her years as an in-demand session singer in the 1970s, to her life as an R&B hit maker and her recent salute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Patti Austin is an American original. She performs three shows following her evening as honoree and SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at SFJAZZ Gala 2024.  

Working as a studio artist and appearing on countless commercial jingles as a teen, Austin achieved her first chart success with the 1969 single “A Family Tree,” and released her celebrated debut, End of a Rainbow, for producer Creed Taylor’s CTI Records in 1976. She has recorded 23 albums over her five-decade career, including the 2008 Best Jazz Vocal Album GRAMMY winner Avant Gershwin, and scored a Billboard #1 hit with her 1982 duet with James Ingram, “Baby, Come to Me.”

Beyond her work as a solo artist, she has collaborated with a staggering list of modern masters including Quincy Jones, James Brown, James Ingram, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Donald Fagen, Burt Bacarach, Dave Grusin and many others.  

Her most recent album is the sequel to her 2002 Fitzgerald tribute For Ella, 2023’s For Ella 2, featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. Next year, Patti Austin will be celebrating 70 years in music.

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The 7-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist makes her SFJAZZ debut following her evening as honoree and SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at SFJAZZ Gala 2024. 

THU, MAY 9

SFJAZZ GALA 2024 HONORING PATTI AUSTIN

Save the Date! SFJAZZ Gala 2024 celebrates GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter Patti Austin with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award during our most lively and influential annual fundraiser. The party is centered around the Gala Concert, featuring the most exciting names in jazz in all-star collaborations—all erupting into an unforgettable late night After Party. The SFJAZZ Gala is a benefit for SFJAZZ’s artistic and education programs. Ticket on sale dates and event info coming soon.

Event Info
THU, MAY 9

SFJAZZ GALA 2024 HONORING PATTI AUSTIN

Save the Date! SFJAZZ Gala 2024 celebrates GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter Patti Austin with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award during our most lively and influential annual fundraiser. The party is centered around the Gala Concert, featuring the most exciting names in jazz in all-star collaborations—all erupting into an unforgettable late night After Party. The SFJAZZ Gala is a benefit for SFJAZZ’s artistic and education programs. Ticket on sale dates and event info coming soon.

Event Info

Watch & Listen

Patti Austin

Baby Come To Me

Patti Austin (feat. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

Anything Goes

Patti Austin

Baby Come To Me

Patti Austin (feat. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

Anything Goes

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