Tianna Hall is a 34 year old four 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 is currently playing regularly at Sambuca Jazz Cafe, The Marriott Hotel - westchase, The Rainbow Lodge, Kirby's & Cezanne. She has also had steady performance engagements at Vic & Anthony's, Hotel Sorella, Bistro Alex, The Boom Boom Room, 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, Solea & Hotel Zaza.
Her vocals are influenced by artists of many genres including but not limited to Tony Bennett, Jane Monheit, Michael Buble, Nancy LaMott, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, Kurt Elling, Sarah Vaughan, KD Lang, Karen Carpenter, Anne Murry, Nancy Wilson, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Annie Lennox & many others.
Tianna has five 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, her 4th album, Two For The Road (another collaboration with the Mexico City Jazz Trio) released in August of 2012 & her latest album with Guitarist Chris Cortez titled Noel, a collection of Holiday Songs released in November of 2013. Her 6th album, a collaboration with guitarist Paul Chester, bassist David Craig, Drummer Sebastian Whittaker, Trumpet Dennis Dotson & Saxophonist Warren Sneed, is currently in production at Wire Road Studios of Houston with acclaimed audio engineer Andy Bradley at the helm. Tianna Hall is a voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammy's) and is actively involved in the jazz and recording artist communities.
Tianna has recently lost 130 pounds (and counting) following roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery on April 28th, 2014 with Dr. Garth Davis of The Davis Clinic and is now a practicing ovo-lacto vegetarian & pilates enthusiast. She is living the good life with her husband, Matt, their son Lex and their daughter Evie in her hometown of Houston, Texas where she is involved in both the autism community (her toddler son, Lex is on the autism spectrum) & LGBTQ organizations as an advocate and ally.
The Houston Jazz Band employs the finest instrumentalists in the region featuring players that are often seen with The Houston Symphony, Theater Under The Stars, The Houston Ballet, The Houston Grand Opera, international Broadway Show Tours and backing world famous recording artists internationally. While at home in Houston, they also work with Tianna Hall and The Houston Jazz Band. Our top call players include:
Mike Wheeler - Paul Chester - Greg Petito - Ray Wilson - Gerhard Kraus - Danny McKnight - Stephan Badreau
Paul English - Richard Cruz - Andrew Lienhard - Ted Wenglinski - Ken Ward
David Craig - Aric Nitzberg - Andrew Gordon - Jon Wegge - Erin Wright - Glen Ackerman - Thomas Helton
Tim Solook - Sebastian Whittaker - Sasha Loukachine - George Weimmer - Joel Fulgham - JD Guzman
Dennis Dotson - Gary Weldon - Eddie Lewis
Warren Sneed - Woody Witt - David Caceres
Thomas Hulten - Ed Lowe - Henry Darragh
Tianna Hall & The Houston Jazz Band are available to hire for your private party or corporate event. Tianna Hall is available as a solo artist & The Houston Jazz Band is also available as an instrumental group without vocals. If you are interested in bookings with either or both, contact us via email using the form below or by clicking here: Email Management for Tianna Hall and/or The Houston Jazz Band or contact us by phone at 832-741-0930.
VOCALS - PIANO - GUITAR - UPRIGHT BASS - DRUMS - SAXOPHONE - TRUMPET - PERCUSSION - TROMBONE
There are many particulars that factor into your quote including but not limited to: Date of Event, Distance from Downtown Houston, Indoor/Outdoor, Start/End time, Number of Musicians, Appropriate Sound Equipment, Type of Event, Number of Guests, Venue, etc. Here are some of the particulars of the process that we will go through for your event should you decide to secure your booking:
Your booking with Tianna Hall and/or The Houston Jazz Band entitles you to a consultation on song selections and details surrounding your event. All of this information will be put into a PDF and forwarded on to all musicians and technicians involved followed by a confirmation of receipt on their part. The day prior to your event, all details will be reconfirmed with you and all musicians/technicians. The day of the event in the hour before setup should begin, all musicians/technicians will check in for any last minute changes and reconfirmation.
All equipment and musicians are set up and ready to perform 30 minutes prior to the set start time, should they need to start early for whatever reason. The band itinerary will be adjusted accordingly. We want there to be a smooth transition for every aspect of your event and if that means starting 20 minutes early or late, that is not a problem. The break schedule, as per the Musician's Union rules, requires that there is a 15 minute break for every hour of music played. So, on a typical 4 hour engagement, the band plays 1 full hour, breaks for 30 minutes, plays 1 full hour, breaks for 30 minutes and plays the final hour. On a typical 3 hour engagement, the band plays 1 full hour, breaks for 20 minutes, plays 40 minutes, breaks for 20 minutes and plays the final 40 minutes. Of course, we can adjust the schedule according to what is appropriate for your event. During our breaks, recorded music will be played though our high end sound systems in the same vein of music that is being performed live that evening.
Should the scheduled end time arrive and you need us to play longer, our overtime rate will apply. This rate will be supplied to you in your quote and contract.
We will need to be provided with drinking water and/or soft drinks as a minimum. We always appreciate being provided a meal for each member of the band. Other than that, we merely need a power outlet and adequate space for the size band you are booking with us.
We are unavailable for outdoor events.
A 50% deposit of the quoted amount is required to secure your booking. The remaining balance is due 7 days prior to your event. Your deposit can be returned to you if we are notified of cancellation 30+ days prior to your event. After 30 days, your deposit is non-refundable.
We will work very hard to accommodate your needs and hope to have the opportunity to do so.
Restaurant/Club bookings are handled with a standard artist contract and payment specifications are negotiable.