Enjoy a sumptuous brunch at local Anchor Bay favorite Redwood Grill while listening to jazz pianist Tammy Hall.
Tammy Lynne Hall ~ Jazz Pianist
Pianist, Organist, Composer, and Arranger Tammy Lynne Hall is one of the most in-demand musicians in the Bay Area. A truly versatile pianist, Tammy Hall can captivate her audience be they lovers of Jazz, Brazilian, or Classical. Her own compositions and arrangements are always crowd pleasers, and her prodigious accompanist skills make her a top choice for such singers as: Rhonda Benin, Frankye Kelly, Lady Mem'fis, Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier, Little Jimmy Scott, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, Voz Do Brazil and the great Etta Jones. Stylistically, Tammy Hall is equally gifted in Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Brazilian, Salsa and Funk.
Tammy Hall began playing piano at age four in Dallas, Texas. Her Mother was an aspiring classical concert pianist and her grandfather played piano at clubs on Saturday nights and at church on Sunday mornings. Tammy's earliest memories were of climbing up onto the piano bench at the tender age of two and picking out the notes and chords to songs she had heard in church or on the radio. Later she became the pianist for her Junior Choir rehearsal group and her elementary school's musical program.
Soon, Tammy became the church organist for her godfather's church while simultaneously becoming involved in regional and national classical competitions. With several blue ribbons under her belt, she managed to win a fine arts music scholarship at the exclusive Hockaday School for Girls. Upon graduation, she received a music scholarship to Mills College in Oakland, California.
In 1987 she moved to Brussels and formed the group "Touche Différente." She performed both solo and with this group throughout Europe, playing venues including the Brussels Jazz Club, Club Machato, Der Zingel in Holland, the Ghent Music Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Antwerp Festival, Ostende Jazz Festival-Brugge, the Ferrari Club of Mechelen, the Copacabana Club in Brussels, the Bierodrome Brussels, the Casino in Ibiza, and several Jewish festivals. Some of the players she collaborated with there include: Fabien de Griyse, Peter Cor, Gyle Waddy, Daniel Zannello, Mutzar Walley, Patrizio Battisti, and Noah Howard.
Ms. Hall maintains a very busy performance calendar, accompanies the U.C. Santa Cruz Porter College gospel choir, and teaches privately. She is also a member of the highly acclaimed Montclair Women's Big Band, whose new CD was recently recorded at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. Her charity work includes performances for Help Is On The Way, Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center and Children's Hospital of Oakland's Miracle Network.