Tamiya was born in New Orleans. The city of light and the city that bursts at the seams with musical invention and spontaneity. Tamiya has been singing professionally since the age of seven, .first at church and later with childhood friend Aaron Neville. She was in her mid teens when sax player Harold Battiste signed her to A.F.O. Tamiya performed and recorded with Allan Toussaint, Ellis Marsalis and Red Tyler.... Legends all.

On her first solo recordings she was accompanied by Mac Rebernack (Dr John) The working, relationship continues to this day. It was a true meeting of minds. Tamiya has the good fortune to possess one of the worlds great voices. Stupendous range, wonderful clarity, and a New Orleans background that imbues her lyrics with total credibility. Her solo recordings include the world wide hit's "Runaway" and "Mojo Hannah" and she has always been in demand as a session singer. She appears on the Stones "Exile on Main Street" Dylan's "Slow Train Coming" Annie Lennox "Would I Lie To You" Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Cher, Ringo, the list is endless.

She met sax player, producer Jack Lancaster lounging by a swimming pool in Hollywood and proceeded to sing her latest, greatest songs, acapella directly into his ear. Several months later they were in the recording studio. Laying tracks for "Hip New Moon". And the beat goes on.


Tamiya Vocals. Bill Cosby Percussion. Dr John Piano



                 Mo'roccan Roll

Branford Marsalis and Tamiya. "The Tonight Show"

Reviews: Sleek, smart and original. Larry Katz. Boston Herald. A lovely voice that has enchanted audiences worldwide. Peter Kraus. Sound Check. Tamiya Lynn delivers 10 original songs about love and life with haunting passion. Patricia Myers. Jazz Times. The powerful intimacy of her voice is most compelling. M.F. LA. Times. One of the very few, world class, original voices. People Magazine. Its hard to place this CD in a category, but it contains some of the best music I have heard for many a "Hip New Moon" Paul Manning. LA Reader..



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