The Working Artist Project
About This Show
The Working Artist project is our attempt to answer questions and confront challenges that artists face on a daily basis. We are taking the time to get to know artist from every field with the intent of debunking the myths, and shedding light on the realities of the artist at work.
Most Recent Episode
Transcending SEXISM with Shirazette Tinnin
4 days ago
Shirazette schools us in the value of ascending no matter how treacherous the obstacles. She highlights the importance of tenacity, focus, and vision. She tells us stories of men and women second guessing her ability solely based on her sex and how she manages to crush their ignorance with badassery! We also, listen to selections from her most recent album and talk about what she has on the horizon. I have a feeling you're going to love this episode!
Connect with Shirazette here https://www.shirazettetinnin.com
twitter account @TinninL
IG: Shirazette “She Beats” Tinnin
Shirazette's album is on Spotify and it is called Humility: Purity of My Soul
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Drummer, educator, clinician, author and health coach, Shirazette Tinnin was born and raised in North Carolina. Her earlier influences gospel musical would eventually expand into jazz, soul, rock, and music from many parts of the African diaspora.
A graduate of Appalachian State University, Shirazette studied with Todd Right, Dr. Rob Falvo, Rick Dilling, and Scott Meister. She studied/mentored by drummers Cindy Blackman, Lewis Nash, Terri Lynne Carrington, Ernie Adams and more. Shirazette received a full scholarship for drum set and jazz pedagogy to attend Northern Illinois University, where she studied with professor Ron Carter.
As a recipient of The Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars for IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) Award in 2008, she also taught as a professor at Columbia College in Chicago.
Currently Shirazette resides in New York City but is frequently on tour with premier bands such as Tia Fuller Quartet, The Mimi Jones Band, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, Women of the World Ensemble, Gabriel Algeria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Allan Harris Group, Camille Thurman, and many others in addition to leading her own group, "Shirazette and Sonic Jazz Ensemble Experiment". Formally known as The Shirazette Experiment.
Shirazette was recently the house drummer for The Meredith Vieira Talk Show with her first season on NBC in 2015.
Shirazette is an active clinician, educator, mentor, composer, a certified personal trainer and published author. Two of her articles were published in Modern Drummer Magazine and Tom Tom Magazine. Shirazette is endorsed by Canopus Drums, Vic Firth, LP Music, and Sabian.