This is not your average piano girl. Singer songwriter Tiff Jimber holds nothing back when she plays, smashing out rhythms and dancing on her toes. This is not your average piano girl. Consistently compared to Sara Bareilles and Ben Folds, this lady showcases her diverse jazz and classical training in catchy pop songs conjured up by her influences, Billy Joel, John Mayer, and Nina Simone.
Tiff describes her music as:
TASTES like Jäger spilled on ivory
LOOKS like a purple piano in 6’’ heels
SMELLS like fresh baked cookies
FEELS like a bathtub of aloe vera
MAKES EWOKS sway to the groove
Tiff grew up in sunny San Diego and was forced to take piano lessons. Luckily, this hobby quickly grew into a passion. At age 17 Tiff released her first self-produced album of original songs, Never Takes Too Much. Tiff earned a dual degree in Songwriting and Music Production/Engineering from the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Tiff released her second full-length album, Burning At Both Ends in May 2009 on Cormac Records. The new album was financed through a fundraising campaign solely organized by Tiff and her loyal fans, with proceeds totaling over $10,000. Each song on the new album is a delicious bite of pop music with intricate, catchy melodies that feature the accordion and stylophone.
Tiff was featured on Vh1 in the show Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp. Jimber was chosen by Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns N Roses, The Cult) to play keyboards in the band that he mentored-“The Bad Kick.” While performing on national t.v., Tiff had the honor of performing with Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Paul Stanley (KISS), and Sammy Hagar (Van Halen). Jimber has engineered and assisted on many projects, including Phil Collins; Blink 182; The Foo Fighters; Queensrÿche to name a few. She also sang on vocal tracks for movies such as, The Grudge (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Hide and Seek (Robert De Niro), and the Love Happens (Jennifer Anniston). She has opened for Marcy Playground, Anna Nalick, San Diego Symphony, Rebecca Loebe, White Buffalo, Marie Digby, and Meiko.
Her latest release “The Foundation,” is due out in Oct. 2013. Tiff launched a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $11,000 towards the project. With this album, Jimber decided to go with more synth melodies rather than acoustic piano. This being said, the title track and undoubtedly the strongest song on the album is piano and vocal only. Tiff will be on tour in support of the new album all year.
Awards & Nominations
The Los Angeles Music Awards AAA Album of the year for Obstacles
ASCAP Plus Award 2012, 2011, 2010
Billboard Honorable Mention “City Life”
Australian Songwriting Contest top ten
Us Weekly featured Burning At Both Ends Aug, 2009 issue
Gap ad campaign “Born to Fit” chosen artist
Dolphin Tale, The Blind Side, Love Happens, The Grudge, Disney Land Parade, One in the Gun
Tiff is currently on tour promoting her new album The Foundation, available on iTunes. For tour dates and news: www.tiffjimber.com