Tammi Brown is a sultry songstress and musician receiving broad praise for her rich tones, elegant phrasing, and stylistic versatility. Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan calls her “a vocalist of immense talent.”Tammi has appeared on stage and in the recording studios with some of the industryʼs best known artists. Her live performances have taken her to Apollo Theater in New York City, Yoshi’s in San Francisco and Mumbai Stadium in India. In addition, Tammi performed at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Blues Festival in June 2011 as well as The Monterey Jazz Festival in September 2012. She recently signed a recording contract with New York based Motema Records. Her highly anticipated first solo album is scheduled to be released in 2013.
Tammiʼs early influences include legendary artists Aretha Franklin, Walter and Tramaine Hawkins, Chaka Khan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dusty Springfield. By age four, Tammi was playing the organ and singing in church, where she developed an enhanced ability to play music by ear.
Her career highlights include an invitation by jazz guitarist, Stanley Jordan, to sing background vocals for the tune Steppinʼ Out on his 2008 CD release, State of Nature, which received a 51st Grammy Awards nomination. Another highlight was co-producing with Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra, the song, Thatʼs How it Goes, which gained a tremendous ‘buzz’ among industry insiders. Adding to highlights, she sang an 'Opening Song' for the remarkable Renaissance Poet, Dr. Maya Angelou at the Santa Cruz Civil Auditorium in March 2011 as well as The Historic Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California in September 2011.
Tammi receives rave reviews for her performances as a featured vocalist with the White Album Ensemble and the Santa Cruz County Symphony and Monterey Symphony, in California. She is currently a featured vocalist with musicologist and two-time Grammy nominee, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir.