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PATTI AUSTIN.

PATTI AUSTIN Patti Austin (born August 10 1950[1], in Harlem, New York), to Edna and Gordon Austin, is an R&B and jazz music singer. Career
She made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five.
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PATTI AUSTIN SIGNED HER FIRST recording contract with RCA Records RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. RCA Records was founded in 1901 as the Victor Talking Machine Company, and the RCA initials stand for Radio Corporation of America, which was the parent corporation in the pre-BMG days.  at age 5 in 1954. Since then, the nine-time Grammy nominee has seen all there is to see in the music business. Best known through her string of pop and R&B hits on Quincy Jones's Qwest Records Qwest Records is the record label started by Quincy Jones in 1980. Through 1980-1985, it was distributed by A&M Records. George Benson's Give Me The Night LP in 1980 marked the first release on Qwest; although this release was shared with Warner Bros.  from the late 1970s through the 1980s, she was at the same time a well-respected jazz singer and highly regarded for her live performances in general, avant gershwin continues in that tradition, with Austin's always-unique approach making this set of standards as fresh as ever.

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Producer Michael Abene (who has worked with Maynard Ferguson and Mercer Ellington, among others) highlights Austin's impossibly sharp phrasing and intonation on the album. Recorded in 2006 during two audience-attended sessions with WDR WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk (German radio and TV station)
WDR World Development Report (World Bank)
WDR Wide Dynamic Range (cameras) 
 Big Band Koln, avant is both relaxed and urgent. Austin gilds gilds: see guilds.  the edges of lyrics at just the right moments ("Overture/Gershwin Medley"), while floating and swaying through others ("Swanee"). It's pretty amazing to hear an artist sounding happy and renewed after 55 years in the business. Austin's work on avant gershwin pulls off the feat of sounding like a veteran who just came on the scene--incredibly polished and precised, but still excited at the possibilities waiting around the corner.

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Juba Kalamka Juba Kalamka (born July 12, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois) is an artist/activist most recognized for his work as a founding member of "homohop" crew Deep Dickollective (D/DC) and his development of the micro-label Sugartruck Recordings.  is a founding member of the queer hip-hop group Deep Dickollective and creator of the label Sugartruck Recordings.
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