The Grammy Award-winning R&B artist and singer spoke exclusively on genConnectTV about the impact of mentors in her life
About Patti Austin
Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950, in Harlem, New York) is an American Grammy-winning R&B and jazz music singer.
She made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents.
By the late 1960s Austin was a prolific session musician and commercial jingle singer. During the 1980s, signed to Jones's Qwest Records, she began her most prolific hitmaking period. She charted twenty R&B songs between 1969 and 1991 and had success on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where she hit number one in 1981 with "Do You Love Me?"/ "The Genie". The album containing that hit, "Every Home Should Have One", also produced her biggest mainstream hit. "Baby, Come To Me," a duet with James Ingram, initially peaked at number 73 on the Hot 100 in early 1982. After being featured as the love theme in a prominent storyline on the soap opera "General Hospital," the song re-entered the pop chart in October and went to number one in February 1983. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA. She would later team up again with Ingram for "How Do You Keep The Music Playing".
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As more teacher and education cuts come down the pike, Grammy winner Patti Austin talks about the importance of mentoring.
Our day with Grammy Award-winner Patti Austin, ‘American Idol’ music director Ray Chew and William Mayer at two Harlem landmarks
Harlem Academy Welcomes Grammy Winner Patti Austin, Investor and Educator William Mayer and “American Idol” Music Director Ray Chew to Address Students on How to Find Your Gift. The event will be made available on the web. For details, email: events@genConnect.com
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