Sun, August 9, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

An experienced musician with a fresh, passionate voice and performance style, Talia has been a songwriter, pianist and singer since she was a girl growing up in Santa Barbara, California. Talia started her recording career by releasing her first record in 2003 with producer Jeff Weber and David Benoit and the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. Talia has been a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs) since she was 15. Talia’s recent music has been on the 2008 and 2013 GRAMMY Ballots. She is working on her 4th original record that is expected to release early 2015. Her single “See You Again” is available on iTunes in addition with her 2nd and 3rd records.

Talia performs her original music, pop, blues, jazz and rock from all eras of music. Her originals have brought her to perform at venues such as The Mint, On the Rox, The Viper Room and many others in the Los Angeles area. Talia has recently opened for the legendary Linda Ronstadt and the Little River Band at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.

While she performs regularly in Scottsdale at the Phoenician Resort and elsewhere around town; Talia also has a global audience with fans purchasing her music in Europe, Latin America, Asia and more. Talia has performed for corporations such as Toyota, Target, Chase Financial, BMW, Mesa Arts Center, Cadillac and many more. All her current performance dates are listed under the Calendar tab.

Talia has a style all her own that is influenced by cinematic themes, blues, and jazz from artists including Sting, Stevie Nicks, Michel Camilo, and Alexandre Desplat. Her new record, coming out early next year, reflects some of these influences and it features her emotive vocals, relatable lyrics and dream-like persona.

“Music has invariably felt like home to me, starting at a young age,” says Talia. “From as long as I can remember there was music at home. My dad would play his favorite records over and over again. So I grew up listening to the Eagles, John Mellencamp, Gypsy Kings, and Pink Floyd”

“As a girl, I started piano when I was 4. I danced, played tennis, loved film but the piano is what I truly connected with. As soon as I discovered writing songs, I knew I couldn’t live without it.”

Talia already has three original albums in her discography and is working on her fourth one that features her single, “See You Again.” She is inspired to write music based on her personal life experiences in hopes to connect with her fans and others around the world.

“I love the recording studio,” says Talia. “The recording process is one that requires complete, exhaustive thought and attention…Then the ability to set that all aside.”

As much as she loves recording, live performance is where she feels most connected to fans and with fellow musicians. “I love getting live feedback from fans and feeling the energy of an audience,” says Talia. “And I am inspired by playing with great musicians. It’s very fulfilling to work with people who share the same passion for music.”

Talia has been an ambassador for the GRAMMY in the Schools program. This program is sponsored by the GRAMMY Foundation and focuses on music education. “I was fortunate enough to attend a two-week-long GRAMMY Camp in 2008. It’s a music camp focused on helping young people start a successful music career. It was an amazing experience and I was happy to speak on radio shows and to newspapers about the foundation. Music education is a personal cause for me and I am inspired by the people who volunteer as well as the young musicians.”
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Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014