Famed Female Impersonator Returns to San Fran with RANDY ROBERTS LIVE!, 10/10-11/2
Tammy L. Hall (musical director) began playing the piano at age four, in Dallas, where she was raised by two grandmothers, a grandfather and numerous aunts and uncles. Tammy's grandfather was one of the first Black projectionists in the country and regularly showed films in his home, public schools and churches for the community. These films along with the music she heard on the radio, at church, and the R & B, soul and pop records of the time all influenced Tammy's playing.
Tammy has with worked award-winning cabaret singer and actress, Connie Champagne, the Supreme's Mary Wilson, chanteuse and actress Debbie de Coudreaux, The Montclair Women's Big Band, Houston Person, the late David 'Fathead Newman', jazz violinist Jeremy Cohen, vocalists Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier, Pamela Rose, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, Holly Near, Melba Moore, Miki Howard, Darlene Love, Veronica Klaus, Kenny Washington, the late Etta Jones and many other artists.
Tammy's continued involvement with her musical and cultural community include working as an instructor (faculty)/mentor, with a number of non-profit arts organizations making music and theatre accessible to under-funded inner city children and organizations such as: Adventures In Music (AIM), under the auspices of the SF Symphony in collaboration with the SF Unified School District, The Handful Players Children's Theatre (SF public schools/Boys & Girls Club of SF), the Drew School (SF), Jazz Camp for Girls at the Jazz School (Berkeley), The Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, Alameda Unified School District, Stanford Jazz Workshop, Zellerbach Foundation, Yoshi's and the Jazz & Heritage Center of SF and most recently, Musically Minded Academy in Oakland and the Narada Michael Walden Foundation.
Festivals and venues include: Carnegie Hall, The Monterey Jazz Festival, SF Jazz, The New York Bar and Grill at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, The San Miguel de Allende Jazz Festival, The North Sea Jazz Festival, Sala Filarmonica in Trento, ITALY, Blues Alley, Yoshi's, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Birdland in Germany and Bird's Eye in Switzerland.
For more about Randy, visit www.randyroberts.net.