Singer Patti Austin to Headline June Jazz

June 8, 2016 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Grammy Award–winning singer Patti Austin and the acclaimed Elmhurst College Jazz Band will perform the music of Ella Fitzgerald during the annual June Jazz concert on Saturday, June 18, on the Elmhurst College Mall.

Guests to this free outdoor concert are encouraged to arrive early, bring their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets, and enjoy this celebration of summer. Food and beverages also will be available for purchase.

Patti Austin has been a prominent jazz and pop performer for the last six decades, with such mainstream hits as the Grammy-nominated “Baby, Come To Me,” and the Oscar-nominated “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” Her albums For Ella and the Grammy-winning Avant Gershwin firmly established her as a standout in the jazz world.

Under the direction of Doug Beach, the Elmhurst College Jazz Band has earned worldwide acclaim, with performances across Western and Eastern Europe, as well as in Indonesia, the Bahamas, Canada, and festivals across the United States. In 2014, the Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards named the Jazz Band the winning undergraduate college in the Large Jazz Ensemble category.

June Jazz will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, on the Elmhurst College Mall. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, please call (630) 617-6186.

This event is sponsored in part by BMO Harris Bank.

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