Grammy®-nominated jazz performer Patti Austin will be the featured artist at the Governors Ball, the celebration immediately following the 78th Academy Awards® telecast on Sunday, March 5, Governors Ball Chair Cheryl Boone Isaacs has announced.

“Patti’s renditions of songs by jazz greats are the perfect accompaniment to a night of celebration at the Governors Ball,” said Boone Isaacs.

With sixteen solo albums to her credit including the 2002 Grammy-nominated “For Ella,” a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Austin will perform for the Ball’s 1,650 guests, who include Academy Award winners and nominees, show presenters and telecast participants.

The Ball will celebrate the film achievements of 2005 in the Governors Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center® following the Awards Presentation.