The Bay Area's best-kept jazz secret, Tammy Hall, and her debut musical odyssey portrayed in her newly released DVD Tammy Hall: Reflections, will be featured in two film festivals this spring. Both the Ybor Festival of the Moving Image, running from April 5-9 in Tampa, Florida, and the Mendocino Film Festival, running May 18-May 21 in Mendocino, California will be screening the film featuring Hall's jazz favorites and original compositions. Tammy Hall: Reflections was released along with Hall's first CD with a jazz quartet, Blue Divine, on February 28.
Produced by elfenworks, Tammy Hall: Reflections combines Tammy's musical artistry with sophisticated cinematography by the elfenworks team, and visual effects by editor-animator Tim Schaller. Director Lauren Speeth blends Hall's performance with dream-like imagery, inviting viewers to escape into a world of visual metaphor inspired and driven by the emotional qualities of the music. Among the original tunes are Pink Lightning," Lauren's Step," and Pour Tania," an ode to Tania Maria, a critically-acclaimed Brazilian pianist who sings along with her improvisational playing and who has inspired much of Tammy's music.
Recognized as one of Tampa's most recognized and celebrated film festivals, The Ybor Festival of the Moving Image will showcase Reflections in April. The Ybor Festival presents a wide variety of exciting cinema, highlighting artists who work not only in traditional ways such as narrative and documentary, but also artists using a moving image component in any medium, especially music, dance, theater and the visual arts of sculpture and painting.
On the heels of her DVD debut at the Ybor Festival in April, Tammy will be performing at the gala opening of the Mendocino Film Festival on May 18 in Mendocino, Ca. About 25 independent films will be shown over the four days of the Festival and honored guests will include, Sydney Pollack, Laszio Kovacs, and Rich Aguilar.
About Tammy Hall:
As a jazz pianist, organist, composer and arranger, Tammy Hall is one of the most in-demand musicians in the San Francisco area. For the last 15 years, Hall has been successfully packing in local clubs and venues, thanks to a widespread reputation for her distinctive, lively performances of everything from jazz and Brazilian to salsa and classical, coupled with original tunes and renditions.
elfenworks LLC is the executive producer of Blue Divine and Tammy Hall: Reflections. An ambitious multimedia company, elfenworks LLC was created in 1998 to help individual artists promote themselves within the industry and to fans through websites, printed materials, recordings, and marketing / publicity campaigns. For more information about elfenworks, visit http://www.elfenworks.com
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