Tanya Reed Live
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Tanya Reed Live

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"Give Youth a Chance"

Carter and 16 year old Tanya Reed brough the house to it's feet singing "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodby" as a duet. - Down Beat Magazine (1996)

"Dusty Groove America Tanya Reed Live in Chicago-The Debut CD Review"

The sparkling debut of great vocalist-singer Tanya Reed, stepping forth here in her first full length release! Tanya began her career working with a a group called The Reed Sisters, but here, on her own, she really opens up-- in a warm an soulful style that's somewhere in the range of Dianne Reeves, N'Dambi and other modern divas who easily cross the boundaries between jazz and soul in their work. the album was recorded live in Chicago-- in a intimate setting that makes for a perfect match with Tanya's vocals-- and the set features some wonderful original compositions like "The Kiss," "Body Language," "Delusions of Love," Strange Wind," Move On," and "Clear Mind." - www.dustygroove.com


~Tanya Reed Live In Chicago- The Debut (2002, 2007)
~ A Taste EP (2005)
(countless album guest appearences)



Tanya Reed’s richly cultivated voice captivates the souls of her listeners. Through the universal language of music, Tanya has found her redemption and means of contributing to the positive evolution of our culture. Tanya’s time is now; emerging on the music scene like a mighty rushing wind as a beautiful vocal talent; she is sure to take the entertainment world by storm. Tanya’s vocal skills and texture combined with charismatic stage presence sets her apart from the pack.

Tanya’s love for music ignited as a young child under the guidance of jazz organist Melvin Rhyne. At the age of 11, she, along with her sisters and her mother, founded a vocal jazz trio, “The Reed Sisters.” In 1993, the sisters’ musical career took flight when they developed a musical bond with jazz legend Dr. Betty Carter. Betty Carter discovered the budding artists singing in a hotel lobby lounge in their hometown, Milwaukee, WI. Instantly, Tanya and her sisters were invited to participate in Dr. Betty Carter’s annual program, “Jazz Ahead.” Year after year, under the mentorship of Dr. Carter, “The Reed Sisters’ wooed sold-out audiences in New York’s Majestic Theater and Washington D.C’s Kennedy Center. In July 1998, Tanya and her sisters were featured with Dr. Carter in Italy’s world-renowned. “Festival of Two Worlds.”

As a solo artist Tanya has independently released two CDs: “Tanya Reed, Live in Chicago-The Debut,” released in 2002 and “A Taste…Tanya Reed,” released in 2005. Tanya has also been featured as a performer at the incomparable SOB’s of NYC for Spring 2004 and 2005. Her independent release “Tanya Reed Live in Chicago-The Debut” on her and her mother’s record label, Wize Girl Entertainment, is a success with over 20,000 units sold.

Tanya has performed at prestigious venues such as The Apollo Theater, Blue Note (NYC), Jazz Showcase (Chicago), The House of Blues (Chicago), 651 Brooklyn Academy of Music Theater, SOB’s of NYC and The John F. Kennedy Center (D.C.), with artists like: George Benson, Karriem Riggins, Geri Allen, Jacky Terrasson, Jack Dejohnette, Ari Brown, Nate Smith and more.
Tanya has been the focus of diverse press coverage, including articles in Jazz Time, Down Beat, New York Times Magazine, and Midwest Jazz Magazine (cover story). She has also been featured on “CBS Sunday Morning,” and BET on Jazz” television programs.

Tanya Reed is not a gimmick or a fad; she is pure unadulterated musical talent and expression. Her live show is intense and captivating yet sophisticated with an urban appeal. Her audience demographic caters to all ages, races, income brackets and educational backgrounds. Tanya Reed’s voice inspires!

Tanya began her professional career singing jazz standards, however, this charismatic vocalist continues to innovate music with original compositions. Fusing soul with her jazz roots, this vocalist embarks upon a distinctive new sound of music.

Tanya Reed consistently captures audiences with her unique voice and charm. This bright, vibrant singer continues to explore higher heights of creativity.