O.Henry Hotel Cocktails & Jazz: Tanya Ross
September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Every Thursday, Artists Dave Fox (piano), Neill Clegg (saxophone, clarinet and flute) and Matt Kendrick (double bass) will be joined by guest vocalists, who cover The Great American Songbook and jazz classics including swing…and modal classics from the late ‘50s to early ‘60s, as well as Brazilian jazz from the early ‘60s.
Tanya Ross is a singer, songwriter and musician. She is a native of Winston-Salem, N.C. At the age of three she began singing and playing the piano. Her influences in music have been inspired by gospel, jazz and soul. By the time Tanya was 14, she began making appearances on local T.V. shows, singing on a few local recording projects and then singing lead with her church choir on Bobby Jones Gospel Show. As she matured, she ventured to college and founded her first band “Ebonique”. They were together for twelve years, and most of her stage experience was developed during that time. “Ebonique” had the opportunity to open for several major recording artists such as: Sybil, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun, Zapp Band, Temptations and many more. As an artist her career took a turn and she became a solo entrepreneur, contracting other musicians to accompany her during performances as The Tanya Ross Project. She continues to do her music passionately with excellence. Her repertoire consist of music from the 70’s to 2000’s with styles that range from R&B, Neo-Soul, Smooth Jazz/Traditional, Reggae and her Originals. She has released two of her CD’s, “Free As a Bird “and “Baggy Jeans”, which have had rave reviews. Her new CD project “Sunshine and Rain” is due to be released some time in 2011. Tanya’s future to come looks very bright. She often says, “I just want to spread love, healing and hope through music.” Tanya thanks the Creator for blessing her with such unique gifts in music.