Tara Linda - vocals
David Ehme - guitar
Gil Cohen - trumpet, flugelhorn
John Kadyk - clarinet, tenor sax
Ayla Davilla - bass
Rafael Hererra - drums
Tuesday, April 16
8pm $15 / $11 students
With her newest CD in the Jazz charts, torch songstress Tara Linda and the Rumor Mill return to the Yoshi’s stage for an upbeat, sultry, and eclectic night of original jazz, blues, and torch.
A Bay Area critics’ pick, Tara Linda’s performances are described as “mesmerizing” (Bay Area News Group) and praised as “a diverse musical treat” (San Jose Jazz).
From smoky ballads to sassy swings, Tara’s delivery is heartfelt and playful. While her vocal style draws from 1930’s/40’s torch, her songwriting, lyrics, and catchy hooks are refreshingly original. Inspired both by American and Latin American torch singers—from Lydia Mendoza to Sarah Vaughan, Tara’s voice is steeped in the jazz, blues, and Latin traditions of her childhood.
Torch and Sass, Tara’s 6th CD, celebrates early era vocal jazz; “My writing for this CD was inspired by early recordings: the way lyrics told stories; the prominent melodies; the hooks and tongue-and-cheek humor mixed with pathos”. Tara Linda and The Rumor Mill perform a lively and culturally diverse repertoire; from tangos and swings, to stomps, bossa novas and boleros- with hooks you’ll be singing all the way home.
Tara says, “I’m inspired by the sound of celebration in early jazz, how it made folks want to sing, dance, and brew moonshine!”
Come celebrate spring and new music! with Tara Linda and The Rumor Mill tonight, on the Yoshi’s Oakland stage.