BIO: Tammy Burdett "Tammy"



Tamara Burdett

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 Womenís 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 LAís best vocalists and show groups, and has worked in Las Vegas on numerous occasions. She moved back to Seattle in the 90ís and has been an active musician there ever since.

Tammy has composed music most of her life, but didnít get serious about writing until the latter part of the 90ís. Some of her songs have been performed by jazz artists including Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Cleo Laine, Dudley Moore, Ray Brown, Roger Kellaway, and others. Her first CD, "Don't Say You're Hot When You're Not" includes 16 originals (11 jazz oriented, and 5 specialty numbers.) Her second CD, "Fancy Free" has 18 songs ranging from Brazilian to ballads to swing featuring seven of Seattle's greatest jazz musicians.



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