The next edition of the Emmy-nominated webcast Skyville Live will feature vocal stylist Patti Austin, soul sensation Andra Day, and rising R&B/pop star Miesa. Filmed in Nashville, the show will stream live exclusively via go90, a free mobile video platform available across all wireless carriers, and on AOL.com.
Austin stepped onto the stage of the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem when she was just 4 years old at the urging of music legend Dinah Washington. Austin rocketed to the top of the New York session scene in the ’70s, adding her distinctive voice to recordings by Paul Simon, Diana Ross, James Brown, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and many others. Later, she signed with Quincy Jones’ Quest label and achieved mainstream success with her Grammy-nominated hit “Baby Come To Me” and Oscar-nominated “How Do You Keep the Music Playing.” In 2007, she won a Grammy for her solo album, Avant Gershwin. Fans can look forward to Austin’s new radio show SiriusXM this spring, as well as a Duke Ellington big band tribute. She is continuing her philanthropic work with The Over My Shoulder Foundation, which she created to encourage mentoring in all walks of life, and will also be touring worldwide throughout 2016.
With a vintage flair and voice for the ages, Day has perfected the American soul sound and has already earned a Grammy nomination for her debut album, Cheers To The Fall (Buskin/Warner Bros. Records). Her song “Rise Up” was hand-selected by the team at Beats By Dre to appear in a campaign around tennis superstar Serena Williams’ run during the U.S. Open and was also nominated for a Grammy (Best R&B Performance).
Miesa is a 24-year-old R&B/pop star on the rise. Born to a Haitian mother and a Filipino father, she showed her talent early on guitar, piano and clarinet. After hearing Miesa’s vocals on a demo earmarked for Kelly Rowland, Chauncy Jackson of Siri Music Group signed her. Her first single is “Antidote.” Drawing from influences Nina Simone, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse, Miesa is wrapping her debut album, which will release early this summer via Siri Music Group (Capitol/Caroline). Her latest single is “Too Bad For You.”
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