Tianna Hall is a 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.
Some recent performance venues include The Heights Theater as the opening act for dear friend and jazz legend Jane Monheit, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH, Bayou Bend Collection, Spiegeltent), 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 appearences with commentator Eric Ladau on KUHF's 88.7 FM (Houston's NPR affiliate) as well as special presentations by DaCamera - Houston. Teatro Diana of Guadalajara, Mexico as well as numerous other venues throughout Mexico where she performs with The Mexico City Jazz Trio. She also works as a studio session vocalist in every genre for many professional Houston Recording Studios.
She is currently playing regularly at some of Houston's finest venues including The House of Blues, Brennan's, Marriott Hotels, Hotel Granduca, McCormick & Schmick's, Pane E VIno, Houston Country Club, River Oaks Country Club, The Houstonian, Hotel Zaza, Le Meridien Hotel & Cezanne. She has also had steady performance engagements at Sambuca Jazz Cafe, Crush Wine Lounge, Kirby's, Vic & Anthony's, Hotel Sorella, Bistro Alex, The Marriott Westchase, The Rainbow Lodge, The Boom Boom Room, Timpano, The Magnolia Hotel, Ouisie's Table, Mascalzone, 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, The Grove, Discovery Green, MKT Bar, The Four Seasons Hotel, The St. Regis Hotel, The Westin Hotel along with countless other high end venues throughout the Greater Houston Area.
Her vocals are influenced by artists of many genres including but not limited to Tony Bennett, Jane Monheit, Frank Sinatra, Ella Mae Morse,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 six 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 holiday album with Guitarist Chris Cortez titled Noel released in November of 2013. Hit Me With a Hot Note, her 6th album and the 5th to be Grammy recognized, is a collaboration with guitarist Paul Chester, bassist David Craig, the late Drummer Sebastian Whittaker, Trumpet Dennis Dotson & Saxophonist Warren Sneed. It was produced 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 along with the event professionals community as an active member of the Houston chapter of NACE - International (The National Association of Catering & Events).
About The Band
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, National 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:
Greg Petito - Paul Chester - Gerhard Kraus - Mike Wheeler - Stephan Badreau
Paul English - Alex Navarro - Ted Wenglinski - Richard Cruz - Andrew Lienhard - Tyler Henderson - Thomas Wenglinski
David Craig - Aric Nitzberg - Andrew Gordon - Jon Wegge - Erin Wright - Corey Dozier - Thomas Helton
Daleton Lee - Sam Knight - Tim Solook - Joel Fulgham
Dennis Dotson - Gary Weldon
Warren Sneed - Woody Witt - David Caceres - Brian Perez - Ernesto Vega
Thomas Hulten - Kendall Moore - Henry Darragh - Aric Schneller