Tianna's fourth and latest release revisits the musical kinship she shared in her debut recording with The Mexico City Jazz Trio. They were flown to Houston this time and spent a week performing and recording this album. With nods to jazz greats by instrumental quotations, this collaboration also revisits many popular songs from both Tianna & drummer Gabriel's youth including Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots and 80's band 10cc. The musical growth of all of these stellar musicians is evident when compared to their debut collection of recordings within this ensemble. Miguel Villicaña's exceptionally sophisticated arrangements along with Agustin Bernal's expert leadership make this a timeless and world class recording a tremendous representation of Tianna Hall's abilities as a vocalist and collaborator.
Tianna Hall is a 32 year old two time Grammy © recognized vocalist based in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Houston where she majored in Vocal Performance and worked professionally in musical theatre and opera for many years before focusing her craft on vocal jazz.
She was mentored by composer, arranger and jazz pianist Paul English who helped her begin her career in jazz in 2004. She then quickly became and continues to be Houston's busiest & most sought after jazz vocalist.
Past performance venues include Minute Maid Park for the Houston Astros, Robertson Stadium for the Houston Dynamo, Jones Hall for the Progressive Forum's presentation of both Garrison Keillor & Frank Rich, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts' Theater District Open House Presentation for the City of Houston, two appearances on the late night Houston Television Variety show for the arts The After Party with Ernie Manouse and two appearnces with commentator Eric Ladau on KUHF's 88.7 FM (Houston's NPR affiliate). She also works as a studio session vocalist in every genre for many professional Houston Recording Studios.
She has also had steady performance engagements at Hotel Sorella, Timpano, The Magnolia Hotel, Ouisie's Table, Eddie V's, Tommy's, Louie's, O'Rourke's, The Tasting Room - River Oaks, The Tasting Room - Uptown Park, Downing Street Pub, Hotel Icon, Hotel Zaza & Kirby's. She is currently playing regularly at Sambuca Jazz Cafe, MKT Bar at Phoenicia Downtown, Solea, Memorial Wine Cellar, The Rainbow Lodge & Salento.
Her vocals are influenced by artists of many genres including but not limited to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Jane Monheit, Michael Buble, Nancy LaMott, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, Kurt Elling, Sarah Vaughan, Dean Martin, Mel Torme, KD Lang, Marsha Frazier, Ella Mae Morse, Tori Amos, Sarah McLaughlan, Maria Callas, Renee Fleming, Anne Murry, Nancy Wilson, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin & many others.
Tianna has four recordings under her belt: 2007's - Tianna Hall & The Mexico City Jazz Trio - Lost In The Stars, 2010's - Tianna Hall & Danny McKnight - Ballads & Bossas & her 3rd album released on Blue Bamboo Music in 2011 - Tianna Hall - Never Let Me Go.. She began work on her 4th release,Two For The Road (another collaboration with the Mexico City Jazz Trio) in February of 2012 and it is being released August 31st of 2012. Tianna Hall is a voting member of NARAP (The Grammys) and is actively involved in the jazz and recording artist communities.
Tianna is living the good life with her husband of three years, Matt and their toddler Alexander in her hometown of Houston, Texas. They are thrilled to be expecting their second child in March of 2013.