La Tanya Hall

La Tanya Hall, a vocalist and jazz singer, is poised for a place in the top 10. She is receiving glowing reviews around the world for her ability to reinvent The Great American Songbook. It’s About Time (Bridge Records 2008), Hall’s debut recording, has been heralded as “an impressive debut from one of jazz’s brightest stars,” [ 2009]. describes Hall as “a woman ripe for talent [whose] interpretational skills are a marvel.” She has collaborated with many of music’s most renowned artists including Diana Ross and Bobby McFerrin, Quincy Jones, Aretha, Aretha Franklin, Rob Thomas and Patti Labelle. She has also performed solo with the American Composer’s Orchestra (Colorado Symphony), and the St. Louis Symphony. She has performed and continues to perform with a diverse array of musical icons, including Bobby McFerrin, the limitless vocal avatar; Michael Feinstein, the producer and crooner of The Great American Songbook; Rob Thomas, the pop star Rob Thomas; as well as the legendary Steely Dan. She is extremely proud of her work with Bobby McFerrin. Bobby McFerrin’s new album, SpiritYouAll [Universal Music 2013,] features her prominently. His 2010 masterpiece “Vocabularies,” [Universal Music], also features her. She has been part of McFerrin’s 12-voice group, “Voicestra” since 2002. She has been able to reach musical heights that have brought me to tears. At the ASCAP All-Star Tribute To Quincy Jones, she sang with almost every major pop and soul singer who was ever produced. Hall toured for five years with Harry Belafonte almost continuously in the early stages of her career. This was the last time that the great star was still on the road, performing an average 150 shows per year. Hall occupied the same position in Belafonte’s group as Dianne Reeves a decade earlier. She was also featured duet partner with Belafonte in “Skin To Skin” and “An Evening with Harry Belafonte And Friends.” Hall received two more engagements to further her industry standing: she headlined the final road company productions of Dreamgirls, and she also toured with Diana Ross, the legendary diva. LaTanya performed several shows with Aretha Franklin after she had worked with Ross. Hall was raised in Texas and Colorado. She began singing professionally when she was 13 years old with her father, a jazz pianist who performed all around the globe. Hall says that mastering the standards was an invaluable training. She says that her father taught me how to create my own style, and to not be afraid of taking risks vocally. This influence is evident in her music. Hall’s voice is described as “powerful and sensuous”, “show-stealing” and “beautifully melodic” by a variety of critics from all over the globe. Her stage presence is described as “brilliant” u0026 “extremely engaging” by many reviews. She is a natural performer who can let loose when it’s necessary, but she doesn’t hesitate to keep a note. Hall is an in-demand session singer, an actress and has lent her talents to many recording projects, Broadway shows, television and movie appearances. She was most recently seen in the dramatic role of Sabine Winston on the critically acclaimed CBS show, “Blue Bloods.” from

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