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"Tiffany Austin is one of the Bay Area’s great jazz singers. No. She’s one of the country’s best jazz singers. She’s magnetic on stage, always finding fresh insights on the American songbook, and yet always in touch with the singers and traditions who’ve come before."

- Cy Musiker, KQED ARTS (Jan 2016)

http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2016/01/28/cy-and-davids-picks-a-new-museum-music-to-take-us-to-the-stars-and-super-entertainment/

 

“Austin’s vocal strengths are showcased—clarity of tone … and outright presence …”

– Yoshi Kato, DownBeat Magazine (Dec. 2015)

http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2015/DB1512/single_page_view/82.html

 

“A vocalist to keep an ear on.” 

- Kevin Whitehead, NPR’s Fresh Air (Aug. 2015)

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/28/435520724/jazz-vocalist-issues-a-convincing-calling-card-with-nothing-but-soul 

 

"[Tiffany Austin] offers energetically and passionately done versions of classics in original and distinctive ways... [a] clean, unerring, rich voice..."

Bob Karlovits - Journalist (July 25th Tribune-Review Article) 

http://triblive.com/aande/music/8782431-74/jackson-jazz-smith#axzz3gyvcWyjB

 

"Austin delivers an impressive debut that only hints at her potential." 

Andrew Gilbert, NPR/KQED California Report, Two New Albums Are Latest Blooms From S.F.’s Red Poppy Art House, June 27, 2015 

http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/06/27/two-new-albums-are-latest-blooms-from-sfs-red-poppy-art-house

 

"Aside from her sensuously pearlescent sound, what's most impressive about Austin is how far she's come in a relatively short period of time."

Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury, Tiffany Austin explores music of Hoagy Carmichael, June 9, 2015

http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_28281655/tiffany-austin-explores-music-hoagy-carmichael

 

"Austin is a singer with lots of vocal chops – [she uses] vocal stylistics from some of her notable jazz predecessors and mixes in her own blend [of] soul..."

Dave Rogers -  Radio Announcer, WTJU

https://www.wtju.net/new-jazz-adds-7272015/

 

"...An incredibly strong debut, placed in a setting that is straight out of the gate live and interesting. ...A strong and clear voice, full of emotion, nuance and heart. "

 Jeffrey Wood -  Music Producer/Studio Director, Fantasy Studios

 

"Tiffany breathes new life into every song she sings, creating that delicate balance between a profound respect for tradition and a fearless sense of soul. ... A brilliant star on the rise."

 Rebeca Mauleón - Pianist/Composer/Author and SFJAZZ Director of Education

 

"When I first heard Tiffany Austin sing, I was truly stunned by her grace, sophistication, and talent. Her tiny stature stood out in great contrast to the emotional depth, strength, and power of her voice.

 Over the 30+ years I have been honored to witness emerging jazz vocal talent, Tiffany stood out to me as someone definitively positioned to make her mark on the jazz scene. She is clearly doing that and well deserves it."

Stacey Hoffman - Executive Director, Living Jazz

 

"A great voice... a rising jazz singer in the Bay Area."  *

* Andrew Gilbert, Berkeleyside Journalist

* from an interview for KQED’s Bands to Watch in 2014: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201401311000

 

"Tiffany has an incredible instrument - and she pours her soul through it!"

Tony Peebles - Saxophonist/2014 GRAMMY-Award® Winner, Pacific Mambo Orchestra

 

 "A fresh new sound... with her feet planted firmly in the African American musical traditions of Blues, Spirituals and Jazz."

Rhonda Benin - Vocalist and Producer of “Just Like A Woman:  A Celebration of Bay Area Women in Music” (April 2015)

 

"A beautiful voice and presence ...Tiffany is a serious artist with equal parts discipline, soul, and intelligence."

  Darren Johnston - Bandleader/Composer/Trumpeter

 

PRESS/INTERVIEW LINKS

ALBUM REVIEW: "NOTHING BUT SOUL"

Bob Karlovits -   Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 25, 2015

http://triblive.com/aande/music/8782431-74/jackson-jazz-smith#axzz3gyvcWyjB

 

ALBUM REVIEW: "NOTHING BUT SOUL"

Andrew Gilbert - NPR/KQED California Report, Two New Albums Are Latest Blooms From S.F.’s Red Poppy Art House, June 27, 2015 

http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/06/27/two-new-albums-are-latest-blooms-from-sfs-red-poppy-art-house

 

CONCERT REVIEW: TIFFANY AUSTIN AT SFJAZZ: JUNE 12, 2015 CD RELEASE CONCERT

Walter Atkins, All About Jazz

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/tiffany-austin-at-sfjazz-tiffany-austin-by-walter-atkins.php

 

FEATURE ARTICLE: TIFFANY AUSTIN LAYS ASIDE LAW FOR JAZZ SINGING

http://www.sfchronicle.com/music/article/Tiffany-Austin-lays-aside-law-for-jazz-singing-6305257.php

 

ARTICLE: SFJAZZ FESTIVAL: 10 SHOWS TO CATCH

http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_28229127/sf-jazz-festival-10-shows-catch

 

ARTICLE: DUKE ELLINGTON TRIBUTE

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150312/vallejo-ae-source-dukes-50-year-legacy-at-mondavi-winery

 

FEATURE ARTICLE: PRAISE FOR AMAZING WOMEN  

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2013/08/22/let-us-praise-amazing-women-venissa-santi-tiffany-austin/