Tara Linda & The Rumor Mill
From smoky ballads to stomps and swings, Tara Linda’s delivery is heartfelt and playful. While her vocal style draws from the sentimental love songs of 1930s and 1940s torch, her songwriting, lyrics, and catchy hooks are refreshingly original. Inspired by both American and Latin American torch singers like Lydia Mendoza and Sarah Vaughan, her voice is steeped in Jazz, Blues, and Latin traditions of her Southern upbringing. As a composer and multi-instrumentalist, her musical trajectory is surprising for a vocalist. Tara Linda currently writes and tours with several different projects in the Bay Area and beyond, including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, George Benson, Kirk Whalum, and Texas sax man Charles Hearn.
A Bay Area critics’ pick, Tara Linda’s music has been described as “mesmerizing” (Bay Area News Group) and praised as “a diverse musical treat” (San Jose Jazz). Joining her on stage is The Rumor Mill—Fred Paclibon (bass), Pat Duffey (guitar), Gil Cohen (trumpet, flugelhorn), and John Kadyk (clarinet, tenor sax).