Tammy Hall plays Shirley Horn
Bay Area-based pianist, organist and vocalist Tammy Hall salutes one of the greatest jazz vocalists (and keyboardists) of all time, the late, great Shirley Horn. A supremely gifted pianist versed in jazz, gospel, and classical music, Hall began keyboard studies at age four in her native Dallas and relocated to the Bay Area to attend Mills College. Following a two-year stay in Belgium, she returned to San Francisco in 1989 and established herself as a first-call keyboardist and accompanist, performing with artists including Houston Person, David “Fathead” Newman, Marcus Shelby, Regina Carter, Kim Nalley, Melba Moore, and Etta Jones, to name but a few. Hall is a respected educator and bandleader, releasing a pair of superb albums under her name as well as a duo recording of spirituals with vocalist Valerie Joi.
For these performances, Hall pays tribute to one of her greatest influences, Shirley Horn, the masterful pianist who was also one of the finest ballad vocalists in jazz.