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Jazz @ Charles Krug Celebrating George Gershwin & Henry Mancini

Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug  |  St. Helena


Legendary jazz and R&B singer Patti Austin returns to Festival Napa Valley joining the Frost School of Music All-Stars to light up the stage performing favorite works by two legendary American composers, Henry Mancini and George Gershwin. Mancini's musical genius has produced timeless classics such as "Moon River" and the "Pink Panther Theme," while Gershwin's contributions to American music include the iconic "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris." This concert celebrates one of America’s quintessential art forms. Directed by Gregg Field and Gordon Goodwin. 

Empress M will have food for purchase at all Festival Napa Valley events held at Charles Krug.
 

Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.

Patti Austin appears as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series

Performers

Patti Austin
Patti Austin

Patti Austin’s keen interest in being a total entertainer started when she stepped onto the stage of the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem at the age of four at the urging of music legend Dinah Washington. The daughter of jazz trombonist Gordon Austin, she was a recording star in her teens, achieving her first chart success in 1969 with “The Family Tree,” a Top 50 R&B single.

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Gregg Field
Gregg Field

Six time Grammy and  “Producer of the Year” Latin Grammy recipient, Concord Records Recording Artist Gregg Field is one of the most versatile and highly sought-after producers, drummers and educators in music.

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Gordon Goodwin
Gordon Goodwin

Having amassed 21 Grammy nominations, four Grammy wins and three Emmy wins, Gordon Goodwin is the most decorated big band leader in the 21st century. He is leader of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, an internationally known ensemble with a reputation as one of the most exciting large ensembles in jazz.

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Venue

Charles Krug

Established in 1861, Charles Krug is home of California’s first wine tasting room. Since its founding by Charles Krug, a pioneer and visionary, this winery has continued to contribute significantly to the world of wine. In 1943, The Mondavi Family purchased the winery and vowed to continue Krug’s legacy of visionary thinking and innovation.
Charles Krug