The first Vietnamese American Jazz vocalist and composer of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Thùy Linh (twee lin), aka TL, has been singing Jazz since age 20. Self-taught and drawn to this calling in college, she was hypnotized by the iconic Jazz voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong. She sings in multiple languages: English, Vietnamese, French, Spanish, and Portugese.
Born in coastal Nha Trang, Viet Nam, TL at nine years old, fled by fishing boat with her family to the United States. In their new homeland, TL attained a master’s degree in international relations. But her love for singing from childhood delivered her here. Staring with American Jazz standards, her repertoire has evolved to include original music, blues, Latin bossas and boleros, and pop R&B dance. In her first professional CD, Then & Now, TL invites us to witness her budding love affair with Jazz.

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Emerging Artist Series 15: Thùy Linh