Tammy L. Hall Quartet: Muita Obrigada Tania Maria!


Tammy L. Hall Quartet: Muita Obrigada Tania Maria!

Apr 07, 2023
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory

2040 Addison Street, 2040 Addison Street

The Tammy L. Hall Quartet pays tribute to the great pianist and composer, Tania Maria. Combining Tammy’s musical roots in jazz, gospel and classical with Tania Maria’s Afro-Brazilian stylings, this concert is a must-see for any fusion music lover!

Afro-Brazilian pianist Tania Maria is an unsung force of nature whose fusing of samba, jazz and funk make for a unique and beautiful groove and paved the way for pianist/composer Eliane Elias and Azymuth, a major Brazilian fusion trio. Queen Latifah sampled Tania’s “Made In New York” on her track “How Do I Love Thee.” She is a major influence in Tammy’s music, too.

Band Members & Instrumentation

Tammy L. Hall – Piano, Vocals

Ruth Davies – Bass

Ruth Price – Drums

Michaelle Goerlitz – Percussion

Artist Bio

Grammy award winning pianist, composer, arranger, lecturer and musical director Tammy L. Hall began playing the piano at age 4 and is still devoted to that instrument, music and its calling.

Tammy has worked with and accompanied numerous vocalists and instrumentalists, including: Etta Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Melba Moore, Darlene Love, Linda Tillery, Holly Near, Alive!, Barbara Dane, Kim Nalley, Ph.D., Tiffany Austin, Queen Esther Marrow, Rhiannon, Mary Wilson, Denise Perrier, and the vocal trio of Brown, Sturgis & Brown; saxophonists Houston Person and David “Fathead” Newman, Kristen Strom, Tia Fuller, James Carter; guitarists Greg Skaff and Mimi Fox, Grammy award winning violinists Regina Carter, Laurie Anderson and Mads Tolling, “Harpist from the Hood” Destiny Muhammad, NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy award winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, Bassist/Bandleader Marcus Shelby, three-time Grammy award winning Bassist Ruth Davies and Dr. Angela Davis and most recently has begun a new collaboration with the sublime classical vocalist, Leberta Lorál.

Tammy directed (and conducted) the Morgan State and Texas Southern University Gospel Choirs, along with Bay Area and Monterey Bay Area artists Brown, Sturgis & Brown, Valerie Joi Fiddmont and Leberta Lorál in celebration of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 65th year.

Learn more at tammyhall.com

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