Born: January 28, 1964 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
“…Her singing is as lyrical as her trumpet playing, but more subtle and delicately nuanced. The silvery quality of her vocal tone, the pliancy of her rhythms and the originality of her compositions attest to her depth as a jazz musician…” Howard Reich, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Jeannie Tanner is an award winning composer, vocalist and trumpeter who performs and records with her band, the Jeannie Tanner Quartet. This multi-talented instrumentalist is among the few successful female trumpet players and jazz musicians in the world. Her music has been used for many TV/film projects, including Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert (PBS), and the indie feature film Reconstellation, which was entered in the Sundance Film Festival....
Awards:Grammy list nominee for ballot consideration: Tanner Time (2007), in 9 categories Those That Lie in Between (2004), in 7 categories ASCAP Composer Award, 2007 & 2008 Full College Scholarship Joan Sachs Memorial Award John Phillip Sousa Award
In her latest release, Promise Me the Moon, Tanner takes on several different roles: that of composer, instrumentalist and vocalist. Strong melodies and catchy lyrics is what many of today’s composers struggle to create. Tanner makes it sound easy throughout the recording... Throughout the recording there are surprises: The song 'C’est Bon, C’est Bon' is an up-tempo samba that has a nice groove created by bassist Corey Biggerstaff and drummer Darlene DuFay, and is sung by Tanner in French. Mike Jeffers, CHICAGO JAZZ MAGAZINE
...In a jazz scene littered with discs by singers singing the same standards with roughly the same arrangements, Jeannie Tanner's TANNER TIME stands out... Paul Abella, CHICAGO JAZZ MAGAZINE
...Sultry vocalist, gifted instrumentalist, innovative composer - Jeannie Tanner blends each of these roles together like a tasty recipe simmering in its own signature sauce. J-Pop (Jazz Pop) is Tanner's own signature blend of Jazz, Pop, R&B, Blues and Latin rhythms. This fresh and lively styling permeates Tanner's mesmerizing performances, as she projects the full range of human emotion punctuated with love, loss and feel-good lyrics... Excerpts from Tanner's Secret Sauce, by Patrice Elliott-Mace, Freelance Writer (Chicago)
PROMISE ME THE MOON
Tanner Time Records
Tracks: Promise Me the Moon; Kiss Me; C'est Bon, C'est Bon; Fred & Ginger; Can't Believe That It's You; Three Wishes; I'm Whistling a Tune; My One True Love; Over the Rainbow; With You; Our Love's Fulfilled; We Will Meet Again; Comfort Zone; C'est Bon, C'est Bon (Remix).
Personnel: Jeannie Tanner: Vocals/Trumpet; Lisa McQueen: Piano; Cory Biggerstaff: Upright Bass; Darlene DuFay: Drums; Neal Alger: Guitar.
As a Leader
Tanner Time Records
Tracks: I Got Rhythm; Bernie's Tune; One Lifetime; Red; My Whole World is You; At Last; Tanner Time; Reflections in Mirrors; Shine in My Backyard; It Ain't Me; Don't Ever Say Goodbye; If I Ever Lose My Faith; Don't Need Another Lover; How Do I Let Go of You; Rock Me Baby.
Personnel: Jeannie Tanner: Vocals/Trumpet; Lisa McQueen: Piano; Cory Biggerstaff: Upright Bass; Darlene DuFay: Drums; Neal Alger: Guitar; Michael Hesiak: Sax.
As a Leader
THOSE THAT LIE IN BETWEEN
Tracks: Escape from the World; Don't Be Late Aujourd'hui; Those That Lie in Between; You're the One; Take a Little Time; Comfort Zone; Look Into My Eyes; Next to Me; Been Around the World; Avanzando; Kiss Me; Full Moon Madness.
Personnel: Jeannie Tanner: vocals/trumpet; Lisa McQueen: Piano; Ryan Cohan: Piano; Brett Simons: Bass; Steve Hashimoto: Bass; Matt Walker: Drums; Ken Benshish: Aux. Percussion; Michael Hesiak: Sax.
As a Leader
OUT OF THE BLUE
Tracks: Out of the Blue; Painted Pictures; Jera; I Belong; Rhythmic Passion; Spirit Within; Wishful Thinking; The Candle Still Burns; Jungle Square; Once Forgotten; Hopeful Dreams; Mr. Midnight.
Personnel: Jeannie Tanner: Trumpet/Vocals/Piano/French Horn; Arch Alcantera: Guitar; Scott Bennett: Drums/Ebo Guitar; Ken Benshish: Aux Percussion; Bert Curtis: Guitar; Steve Gerlach: Guitar; Michael Hesiak: Sax; Bobby MacIntyre: Drums; Major Seay: Violin; John Schulte: Fretless Bass; Clark Sommers: Bass.
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