Photo by Ben Hamilton
Tazina's original songs:
"Tazina may already be a well-known singer to those jazz fans out there, but to my mind (and ear) she'd be hard-pressed to outdo her own original compositions, performed solo and acoustic, as witness at is@backspace. What struck me was not just the beauty of her voice, which was at once strictly controlled and tenderly spontaneous, but the warmth and creativity of both her music and her lyrics. The lyrics were suggestive of fairytale and myth, being deeply symbolic reflections on often very personal experiences. The music was varied, but accessible. There was extreme vocal power and there was the kind lull of a bedtime story. Tazina herself seemed comfortable amongst what was an intimate gathering. The venue resonated, the audience sat spellbound, quietly rocking with the music or just smiling. Warm applause greeted every song. She will delight and move you."
Angela Warren, Getout Magazine, Hobart, Australia - "is@backspace" theatre launch event
"Listening to your songs, it's like you are talking about my life." Wayne - live gig audience member, Hastings, England
"It is the sad songs, the heartfelt ones, that I deeply resonate with." Tim - live gig audience member, Hastings, UK
"This song is so heartfelt and beautiful, it conjures up so many images and takes me on a journey." Olly, Portugal - about "Sleeping Beauty"
Tazina's first jazz album "Watch What Happens":
"Watch What Happens introduces The Sublime, her sexy original rumba, alongside a basket full of jazz standards. Many of these songs have been played and interpreted over the decades by musicians and masters no less. In this album, Tazina has burrowed down deep to find new ways to reveal the essence of each of these songs. Here she makes them her own. The dynamic capacity of Tazina’s voice mirrors her message; she is able to enchant and engage us with her chameleon-like subtlety. Throughout the album she unashamedly reveals all the power she possesses yet also shows us the delicate, almost fragile quality of her voice."
Jody Kingston, Hobart - excerpt from review on CD sleeve
"Singer/composer Tazina Frank's debut CD is a reflection of the passion and energy she puts in to life and music-making . Watch What Happens showcases the expanse of Frank's sublime and powerful voice. Recorded from a recent live performance, the CD captures some wonderful moments and, in typical Frank style, the emotions run the full gamut during the performance. Her smooth, seductive, yet powerful and rich voice lures listeners in to a 72 minute journey through songs of love, life, hopes and dreams. My Funny Valentine is an exceptional choice for Frank as it takes her voice through the full repertoire and exposes not one failing."
Louise North, The Mercury, Hobart, Australia