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Patti Austin to bring her passion for great American songs to BSO pops program

Patti Austin to bring her passion for great American songs to BSO pops program

Patti Austin may be the only person in town delighted with the weather. The Grammy-winning vocal artist, who will salute Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington in this weekend’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pops program, couldn’t sound more upbeat. "I'm enjoying your winter blast," Austin says. "It's refreshing after 30 days of the perfect weather I had at home in Los Angeles. I know I shouldn't complain about that. Must be the New Yorker in me. I can't help it." The singer, who grew up on Long Island, has a few other complaints. The inevitable nuisances of present-day travel, for example. At 64, Austin maintains a busy national and...

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