THE LOST AMERICAN JAZZBOOK FEATURING TAMMI BROWN
THE LOST AMERICAN JAZZBOOK
is an award winning project that consists of ORIGINAL songs written in the style of America’s art song tradition—the jazz standard. JAZZBOOK began its sixth year with the extraordinary singer Tammi Brown. The newest album, THE TAXONOMY OF PLEASURE, is inspired by everyone from Billy Strayhorn to Thelonious Monk to Antonio Carlos Jobim to Bob Dylan.
JAZZBOOK is the creation of Albert Greenberg, co-artistic director of Black Swan Arts & Media, a performing arts nonprofit based in Oakland, California. The prodigious jazz pianist Dan Zemelman is co-writer, pianist, and musical director.
“The music is creative and timeless. It is elegant and eloquent in how it inhabits the musical landscape. A fresh addition to the American Songbook. Truly original and beautifully done.”
Jeffrey Wood, Studio Director @ Fantasy Studios
WINNER in the 18th Independent Music Awards!!!
Best Jazz With Vocals Album: The Lost American Jazzbook ft Tammi Brown – Taxonomy of Pleasure
December 2, 2021
Tammi Prepares for Show with Bobby McFerrin!!
December 4, 2021
Tammi Performs in John Coltrane’s Africa/Brass Sessions w/Charles Tolliver!
Venue: UCSC Main Stage
December 12, 2021
Tammi Performs in Woodside Village Church’s Christmas Pageant!
December 16, 2021
Tammi Performs in SoVoSo’s Christmas Concert!
Venue: Freight & Salvage
About Tammi Brown
Tammi Brown is the fresh and new voice of the award-winning Lost American JazzBook that recently WON the Best Jazz with Vocals album in the 18th IMA (Independent Music Awards). Brown has performed with some of the most notable Music Industry Icons known to the world including renowned Music Producer, Quincy Jones, Alan Parsons, Bobby McFerrin, Stanley Jordan, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Spyro Gyra, and Eric Bibb to name a few. She is currently a vocalist in the two-time Grammy Award nominated Vocal Ensemble, The Cultural Heritage Choir led by the Legendary, Musicologist, Linda Tillery. Tammi’s music journey has placed her on several stages in more than ten countries worldwide including the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, The Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals, and various prestigious venues throughout Europe and abroad. Drenched in the uplifting and sultry sounds of Gospel and Jazz music, Tammi’s voice is filled with rich tones, elegant phrasing, and vocal versatility, giving it a unique flavor. Influenced at the tender age of 4, Tammi quickly found her musical roots in the soulfulness of Gospel music while singing, playing organ, and directing the choir in church. Her musical roots blossomed when she discovered the vocal gracefulness of Ella Fitzgerald, the rawness of Aretha Franklin, and the power of Chaka Khan. Tammi was struck by the heartbreaking loss of her mother at an early age. She embraced her Gospel roots for healing, remembering the whispering songs her mother sang to her as a child. Through the pain of losing her Mother and the challenges of life itself, Tammi found peace in God and the healing power of music. In 2008 Tammi received an invitation by renowned Jazz guitarist, Stanley Jordan, to sing background vocals for the tune “Steppin’ Out” on his record State of Nature, which received a 51st Grammy Award nomination. In addition, she was selected to perform in the tribute to Quincy Jones at the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival and at the Hollywood Bowl backing the legendary Valerie Simpson – directed by Quincy and John Clayton. Tammi had the honor of singing an ‘Opening Song’ for the legendary Renaissance Poet, Dr. Maya Angelou at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, then again, at The Historic Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California. Blessings continued as Tammi was asked to be the opening act for prominent folk singer Joan Baez at Esalen’s 50th Celebration concert in Big Sur, California. In that same year, she provided vocals for Blues great, Eric Bibb’s “Jericho Road” record. To add to her impressive musical accomplishments, Tammi co-produced her single “That’s How it Goes” with 13-time Grammy nominated Jazz Fusion artist, Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra.Read More »
Associated ArtistsThe Lost American Jazzbook featuring Tammi Brown
Stanley Jordan (Mack Avenue Jazz Records)
Quincy Jones (Tribute to Quincy Jones - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project)
Dr. Maya Angelou
Linda Tillery and Cultural Heritage Choir
Tom Schuman (Spyro Gyra)
Carl Wheeler (Tony! Toni! Toné!, Frankie Beverly & Maze)
Christian McBride (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Valerie Simpson (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Dave Grusin (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Lynn Fiddmont (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Hubert Laws (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
James Carter (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
John Clayton (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Lewis Nash (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Paul Jackson Jr. (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Grégoire Maret (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Richard Bona (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Alfredo Rodriguez (Quincy Jones Tribute - Monterey Jazz Festival)
Polo Jones (Zucchero, Whitney Houston)
Chester Thompson (Carlos Santana, Tower of Power)
Ron E. Beck (Tower of Power)
David Jackson (Jennifer Hudson - Music Director)
Dale Ockerman (Doobie Brothers)
John Wineglass (Emmy Award winner)
Mighty Mike Schermer (Marcia Ball)
Mel Davis (George Benson)
Sean Jones (Mack Avenue Jazz Records)
Juke Joint A ccapela group