With her warm expression and voice of elegance, Tiya! has recorded and performed with a variety of musicians throughout her career. The range and quality of her voice takes her from gospel, to R&B to hip hop, to Jazz. Tiya! is comfortable in any genre. She has shared the stage with a vast array of renowned artist, including Roberta Flack, Nona Hendricks, Queen Latifah, Dave Chappelle. A native of Washington, DC, Tiya! has been the resident vocalist at the Historic Channel Inn Hotel on the DC Waterfront for fifteen years. In addition, she has worked with various Big Bands, Quartets and Trios, entertaining diverse audiences and venues.
Tiya! sings, writes, arranges, and co-produces for “In Process…” a four woman, a capella group that sings songs of consciousness, and self-awareness. The group, developed over 30 years ago from a workshop given by the world-famous Sweet Honey in the Rock, has traveled throughout the country and has performed with the latter, as well as with legendary singers and actors that include Cisely Tyson, Ruby Dee, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Bill Cosby, Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and Roberta Flack.
As a vocalist and entertainer, Tiya! is a natural artist that leaves a dynamic and lasting impression on those whose lives she touches through song. Each time she walks onto a stage to perform, she reinvents herself as an artist/entertainer to be reckoned with. Her ability to reach out and capture the heart, soul and minds of the listener is a clear indication that music is the air that she breathes.