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Patti Austin to Perform Live in the Philippines

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Patti Austin set to entertain audiences in Manila!

Ovation Productions, event organizer of Patti Austin’s much awaited return performance in the Philippines, announced changes in the Grammy Award winning vocalist’s concert schedule. Instead of August, the singer will now perform in September, 2013 and in different venues than as previously published. Additional performances are also featured in Ms. Austin’s itinerary—including one with renowned singer and jazz guitarist George Benson.

Patti Austin will appear as a special guest in George Benson’s Inspiration Tour on September 5, 2013 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Ms. Austin will also hold a more intimate event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom at the Ortigas Center on September 7, with singing sensation Joe Pizzulo of Sergio Mendes’ Band providing the opening act. The dinner show is for the benefit of Boystown, a charitable institution dedicated to caring for homeless children. After this, Ms. Austin and Mr. Pizzulo will fly south to Davao City on September 9 to perform at the SMX Convention Center.

 Tickets are now available at all Ticketnet outlets or online at or you mall call (02) 911-5555 to reserve tickets and get more information.

Ms. Austin, the American R&B, pop and jazz artist behind such smash hits as “In My Life”, “All Behind Us
Now”, “Say You Love Me” —all perennial favorites among locals — has performed in Manila many times before. She is very excited to come back to the country again and to entertain the Filipino audience. This time around, Ms. Austin will be having as front act Joe Pizzulo who sang for popular Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes as lead singer in the 1980s. He is the voice behind the hit singles “Never Gonna Let You Go”, “What Do We Mean To Each Other”, and “I’m Never Gonna Give You Up” among many others. Austin and
Pizzulo will be performing at the world class Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila on August 9 and at the Waterfront Hotel in idyllic Cebu City on August 10.

The Philippines has recently enjoyed hosting a number of international performers such as Jason Mraz also promoted by Ovation, and the concert held by Ms. Austin’s fellow Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame inductee, Steven Tyler. Mr. Tyler performed with his rock band, Aerosmith.

About Patti Austin
Grammy winner Patti Austin crosses all musical genres, has made 17 solo albums, and has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the GRAMMYS® and the Oscars. As a performer, songwriter and vocalist, she has had a star-studded career that began at the age of four. And since then, she became one of the most beloved artists the world over and a mainstay on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. Patti’s extraordinary career continues to cross over boundaries and reach new heights.

About George Benson
George Benson is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American artist. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing.

About Joe Pizzulo
Joe Pizzulo is best known as the lead singer for Sérgio Mendes in the 1980s. He has had numerous hit singles with Sergio Mendes such as “Never Gonna Let You Go”(from Mendes’ self-titled 1983 album). Pizzulo has had several singles and soundtrack appearances, but he is also a prominent background singer for many artists. Joe Pizzulo started his music career with a band called Roadshow in 1969 after attending Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio. Later, he became a member of Brainchild. He eventually moved to California in 1974 and started a new band called White Licorice. His career quickly took off after recording “Never Gonna Let You Go” for Sérgio Mendes. ~press release

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