Official Biography (courtesy of Tammy Allen)
Tammy Allen is well known and loved in Atlanta for her work with The Future of Jazz Competition, and for her passion for music. This fiery performer exudes energy and passion onstage. The soulful songstress, scats, dances and connects with the audience every single performance she gives.
Tammy is always a favorite at The Atlanta Jazz Festival where she performed two years in a row in 2007 and 2007. Tammy Allen had the honor of opening for Jonathan Butler at The Lithonia Stewart Amphitheatre this past summer and for the Smooth Jazz 107.5 WJZZ Concert Series at Villa Christina 2006 and 2007. Her calendar is full year round performing at The Georgia Aquarium, The Centennial Park Wednesday Wind Down, The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Churchill Grounds, Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Londzell's Jazz and Blues Cafe and CafÃ© 290.
Tammy Allen fell in love with the Blues of BB King as a teenager. The love affair has expanded over the years to include every style and genre of music. Growing up, Tammy studied piano, guitar, songwriting, dance and vocals. Her dream, even as a small child, was to be a performer. She has lived the dream her entire life and has perfected her main instrument, her soulful and silky smooth voice. A music veteran, Tammy toured throughout the Western United States for 10 years before settling in Atlanta. A natural entrepreneur, Ms. Allen opened her own full service-recording studio, Big House Studios in 2004, where she engineers, teaches guitar, voice and songwriting. The business model has evolved to include TD Entertainment in partnership with PR and Marketing expert Terri Harof. This rapidly growing company handles, PR and Marketing, entertainment booking, producing concerts and events and promotions. Her love of exploring new directions in music has led her to create The Future of Jazz Competition in partnership with Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs. Now in its fourth year this competition for original jazz had a stage of it's own at The Atlanta Jazz Festival.
Tammy is a prolific songwriter; she has released three successful CD's. Her last release "Wonderful To Be" received International Airplay, great sales and critical acclaim. Her evolution as a songwriter and skillful vocalist is evident on the soon to be released "From Me To You". Allen and Leeland Davis a young virtuoso pianist with an equal passion for shaking up traditions collaborated and the final product is familiar yet groundbreaking music. From Me To You touches on elements of Jazz, Gospel, Rock and Funk. Beautiful melodies and powerful commentary on life permeate the subject matter, leaving you deep in thought. Ultimately you are uplifted with eternal optimism.