Austin Gatus is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter-saxophonist from San Diego, California. His musical style blends elements of Pop, Electronic Soul, and Jazz Fusion. Austin now resides in Los Angeles and is currently a student at UCLA.
As a performing musician, Austin has been invited to headline in the lounge of Dave Koz Jazz Cruises, sailing twice to Europe and once to Alaska. He has also performed with Dave Koz, onboard his cruise, at the Thornton Winery, and at Humphrey’s by the Bay. He was also featured during two concert dates as a special guest performer with Kenny G, backed by the Orange County Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony. The Average White Band’s saxophonist, Freddy V, contacted Austin after seeing some of his YouTube videos and had him sit in on the iconic “Pickup the Pieces”, during two of their tour dates to San Diego. Austin has also had pregame performances for the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, and UCLA Bruins Basketball. Most recently, Austin performed one of his originals “Loose Ends” at Spring Sing 2018, one of UCLA’s most acknowledged events and longest running musical tradition.
However, his most endearing performances are in front of children from Rady Chidren’s Hospital, the Starlight Foundation, and other organizations that help kids fight cancer, as he himself was one of those kids, but is now a cancer survivor, and performs at charity events whenever possible (see “Giving Back” tab for more information on the organizations that have supported Austin throughout his journey).