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Jeannie Tanner

“…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.

Ms. Tanner’s most recent releases, TANNER TIME (Tanner Time Records, 2007) and THOSE THAT LIE IN BETWEEN (Darwin Records, 2005) were both on the nominating list for Grammy consideration in nine categories, including Best Jazz Album.

New C.D. -- PROMISE ME THE MOON (Tanner Time Records - December, 2008) is Tanner’s fifth release and it will remind listeners of the romantic music of the 1930’s and 40’s. The light, swing rhythm and charming lyrics of Tanner’s title track “Promise me the Moon” set the tone for this warm-hearted collection of love songs.

“PROMISE ME THE MOON has got to be one of Jeannie's best recordings to date--It swings from start to finish. And I'm so impressed with her songwriting. She writes new songs that come off, at first listen, like standards--like songs we've known and sung along with for years and years. The title track is my favorite, followed by the European remix of 'C'est Bon, C'est Bon.' And, Jeannie was dynamite on ABC!” Rick O’Dell, WNUA, 95.5 FM(Chicago)

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”...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

“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

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