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Patti Austin: Lady Be Good

Everything about veteran vocalist Patti Austin seems larger than life. Once you’ve seen, heard or met Austin, you don’t soon forget her. Her sense of humor is outsized, her personal presence powerful, her frequent laughter infectious, her opinions unshakeable, and the lady is as voluble a talker as she is talented in singing. Her musical … Read More “Patti Austin: Lady Be Good”

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Gordon Goodwin: The Phat Boys Are Back

For Gordon Goodwin, bigger is better. The leader of the 18-member Big Phat Band brings humor and swing to his offbeat arrangements of jazz, pop and R&B songs. Janine Coveney talks with Goodwin about reaching younger musicians and the challenges of keeping a big band going.

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