Tianna Hall is a 31 year old two time Grammy © recognized vocalist in Houston, Texas and former titleholder of the Miss America © Organization. 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 has also had steady performance engagements at Hotel Sorella, Timpano, The Magnolia Hotel, Ouisie's Table, Eddie V's, Tommy's, Louie's, O'Rourke's, The Tasting Room - River Oaks, Downing Street Pub, Hotel Icon, Hotel Zaza & Kirby's. She is currently playing regularly at Sambuca Jazz Cafe & The Tasting Room - Uptown Park in Houston.
Her vocals are influenced by artists of many genres including but not limited to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Jane Monheit, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, Kurt Elling, Sarah Vaughan, Dean Martin, Mel Torme, KD Lang, Marsha Frazier, Ella Mae Morse, Tori Amos, Sarah McLaughlan, Maria Callas, Renee Fleming, Anne Murry, Nancy Wilson, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin & many others.
Tianna has three 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. Never Let Me Go features guitarists Mike Wheeler & Mike Nase, Cellist Lisa Vosdoganes & percussionist James Metcalfe. She begins work on her 4th release, another collaboration with the Mexico City Jazz Trio, in February of 2012 and it is slated for release in July of 2012. Tianna Hall is a voting member of NARAP (The Grammys) and is actively involved in the jazz and recording artist communities.