Tania has been singing for over 30 years, in many different venues and styles. She is a graduate of Youngstown State University. While a student she gravitated toward singing and learning about jazz, starting with the classic American songbooks. Tania focused on listening to every vocalist she could get her hands on. Whenever possible, she would "sit in" at jam sessions, and a little over 19 years ago at a jazz session, is where she met her now husband bassist, Jeff Grubbs. Jeff’s career landed the couple in South Florida where they lived for 5 years. Tania sang in jazz clubs, performed in numerous theater productions, and concert settings while in Florida. Tania was as a featured vocalist with the Florida Philharmonic, and was a “voice” of Boca Raton Pops Orchestra for 3 years. In 1996, Jeff landed his position with the PSO, so the family, now of 3 moved to Pittsburgh. Today you will most likely hear Tania singing fronting her own jazz quartet, The Tania Grubbs Quartet, featuring Jeff on Bass. While in Pittsburgh, Tania has been a four-time recipient of the Ready for Life Grants, founded by the Heinz Foundation, working with young children through music and movement. She has also been a featured vocalist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Civic Light Opera. Jeff and Tania are proud parents of three great kids, and they are honored to call Pittsburgh their home and to be part of its' rich musical legacy.
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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