Tiffany Austin is a Los Angeles-born vocalist, songwriter, lyricist, and U.C. Berkeley law graduate whose musical career has spanned three continents. She has performed in cities across the country and the globe at venues such as Yoshi’s (SF), Stern Grove, SFJAZZ, Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles), Motion Blue (Japan), and Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY). During her extensive vocal career, she has worked with many eminent artists, including Roy Ayers, bassist/composer Marcus Shelby, saxophone player/drummer Howard Wiley, and the Japanese composer of "Kill Bill" fame, Tomoyasu Hotei.
The diversity of Tiffany's work is not only geographic, but also stylistic. She is currently recording a Hoagy Carmichael project for release this year, which fuses elements of blues, swing, soul, and hiphop. Her soulful vocal approach has not only drawn her into jazz projects, but has also lead to collaboration on contemporary music recordings, including a national tour with funk group Orgone, and recording for UnderCover's Sly and the Family Stone tribute.
Tiffany has also garnered support and established relationships with many Bay Area music organizations. For three consecutive years, she received a full scholarship to study at the Berkeley Jazzschool (now the California Jazz Conservatory), and in 2012 she was a finalist in the Jazz Search West competition. For the last two years, she has been invited by the Healdsburg Jazz Festival to co-teach community choirs with Marcus Shelby. Currently, she is in artist's residency for her Creole music project at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco. For more residency info, please visit: http://redpoppyarthouse.org/programs/residencies/