Don't Say You're Hot When You're Not
Tammy was raised in Seattle, studied piano as a child, and as a young adult studied the string bass and played bass with the Seattle Women's Symphony and the Long Beach Symphony in California. In her teens she also started playing in dance bands and small jazz groups. For many years Tammy was an electric bass player and singer in Los Angeles backing some of LA's best vocalists and show groups, and has worked in Las Vegas on numerous occasions. She moved back to Seattle in the 90's and has been playing and singing with small jazz groups there ever since. Tammy has composed music most of her life, but didn't get serious about writing until the latter part of the 90's. Some of her works have been recorded by jazz artists including Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Cleo Laine, Dudley Moore, Ray Brown, Roger Kellaway, and others. In recent years, she has also written numerous contemporary religious works. Her CD "Don't Say You're Hot When You're Not" includes 11 jazz selections as well as two lullabies, two songs about America and a graduation song. Two guest vocalists also appear on this CD. Mary Sanders sings Fare Thee Well and No Regrets; and Betsy Baeskens sings Waiting For the Dawn, Lady of the Harbor, and Tomorrow is Another Day.