Tiffany Austin Trio - San Jose Jazz

Tiffany Austin Trio

Winter Fest
Thu, Feb 17
7pm showtime (Pacific)
$25 / Hammer4

Vocalist Tiffany Austin’s latest album, Unbroken, has cemented her reputation as one of the fastest rising jazz stars in Northern California. If you missed her intimate performance with Rebecca Kleinmann in the SJZ Break Room in December 2021, now’s your chance to catch her at Hammer 4, co-presented as part of the Hammer Theatre’s Black Cab Series, curated by SJZ.

Before earning a law degree at UC Berkeley, she’d performed on three continents—around her native Los Angeles, then for a year in England and eventually for five and a half years in Tokyo. However, instead of taking the bar exam, she decided to devote her life to music.

Austin draws upon influences such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin, yet she also infuses songs with her own signature style. Her arrangements vary from classic swing to contemporary R&B à la Robert Glasper or José James. With her latest album Unbroken, Austin makes it clear she’s an artist drawing nourishment from all of jazz’s roots.

Joining Austin on stage is first-call Bay Area drummer Leon Joyce; bassist/composer Marcus Shelby; and pianist Adam Shulman, who has played alongside the likes of Bria Skonberg, Larry Coryell, Sean Jones and Dayna Stephens. 



Tiffany Austin
Blues Creole (Live at SJZ Summer Fest 2018)


Tiffany Austin
Unbroken Album EPK


Straight Ahead, Swing


Tiffany Austin - vocals Leon Joyce - drums Marcus Shelby - bass Adam Shulman - piano

Winter Fest

The "cool" counterpart to our annual Summer Fest, Winter Fest presents the best new discoveries in jazz, blues, Latin, salsa, Americana and more.

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