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Indie Soul Review: Patti Austin and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Phinesse Demps | 2/27/2015, 6 a.m.
On Friday February 20, 2015, while the entire East Coast was preparing for a winter storm, many people braved the ...
Singer Patti Austin

— On Friday February 20, 2015, while the entire East Coast was preparing for a winter storm, many people braved the brutal cold to go out to see one of the most incredible performers in the music business— Patti Austin.

Austin made a stop in Baltimore to perform with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer joined the BSO in a performance dedicated to the brilliance of Duke Ellington and “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald.

For those of you who may not know Patti Austin, just think, “Baby Come To Me” and “How Do You Keep The Music Playing,” both duets with James Ingram.

Austin delivered a magnificent show! Her voice was smooth and soothing as she sang the standards of Ellington and Fitzgerald, which brought many in the audience to tears. People were just groovin’ through her entire performance. Other songs included in Austin’s performance included: “Cottontail,” “I Got It Bad,” and “It Don't Mean a Thing.”

All the people who braved the weather certainly got their money’s worth and more!

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