The multi-talented Tina deVaron is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist whose scintillating combination of jazz for kids and original songs about motherhood have made her a favorite with audiences around the country.
Tina is launching a fresh, interactive family jazz event, "Tunes with Tina" at Manhattan's chic new Setai Hotel. She's also going into her seventh smash year as resident entertainer at the world-famous Carlyle Hotels Bemelmans Bar where she established the popular Madelines Tea for children, Tina has reached a diverse array of audiences from coast to coast with her talents as both composer and performer, and has earned invitations to perform with stars ranging from Frank Sinatra to Tom Waits.
Her very first major label cover, Adore You, was performed by the Grammy-nominated group Anointed and reached #1 on the Gospel charts, and her dance track If I Close My Eyes reached number two on the dance radio charts. She is currently developing a Broadway musical built around her songs; a recent workshop performance featured Tony winner Adriane Lenox and Tony nominees Liz Larsen and Sally Mayes, along with film and TV star Tracie Thoms, performing her music.
Tinas first solo CD, If Mama Aint Happy, released on her own label and featuring Tina performing her own warm and sassy songs about motherhood, has earned her a fan base of mothers from California to Maine, and she followed up with two more releases, Who Loves the Children? and the most recent success, Water Over Stones, hailed by New York Times columnist Lisa Belkin as the soundtrack of my life.
Since beginning her engagement at the Carlyle Hotel, she has been the subject of much media attention in New York. She was the subject of a segment on CBS TVs Family Matters, which dubbed her The First Mother of Songwriting and on NBC, where her music was called The perfect Mothers Day gift just for Mom.
Tina was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of world-renowned choral conductor, Lorna Cooke deVaron. She began her career as an undergraduate at Princeton University, and after moving to New York upon graduation, secured a long-running engagement as pianist at the Waldorf Hotel performing on Cole Porters piano. She lives in New York City with her main inspirations: her sons, Nicholas and Joseph, and their father and her husband, noted author Peter Lerangis.
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