Shirazette Tinnin

Shirazette Tinnin is a recent 2022 Latin Grammy Nominee for (Andean-Funk “The Sacred Leaf) Make Jazz Fellow, Fulbright Scholar recipient, drummer, composer and bandleader.
Shirazette Tinnin

Shirazette Tinnin is a newly appointed full time associate professor at Berklee College in the percussion department, where she directs The Dee Dee Bridgewater Ensemble and teaches Private Instruction in the percussion department. ( Spring 2022). Tinnin performs with Lea Delaria (Orange is the New Black), Endea Owens, Yuri Juárez’s Afro-Peruano, Afrikkanitha, Alan Harris, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Alicia Olatuja, Nicole Mitchell, Tia Fuller, Mimi Jones, Orange Coffee (2022 New Artist Release) Alicia Keys; Black Girls Rock (BET) and leads her own projects called The Sonic WallPaper Band and her jazz trio for political injustices called “Moods of Her”.

Shirazette Tinnin has television credit for the 1st season of The Meredith Viera Show on NBC (2015) along with around the world notariety!

Tinnin’s wide accomplishments include music coordinator for Urban Bush Women founded by Zawolé Zollar. Tinnin was Musical Director for Alan Harris’s “Cross That River” and curated the final festival presentation at Little Island (summer 2021) called Jazz Women.

Shirazette has a background in classical percussion, world percussion and her primary is on drum set. Tinnin studied at Appalachian State University for her undergraduate degree and her masters from Northern Illinois University in Jazz Pedagogy. Tinnin has a diverse background in fitness with certifications in TRX, DNA Fitness Programming, Corrective Exercise and Exercise Therapy from ISSA and NASM.

Shirazette has released a new album called “The Cards That Life Can Deal” in 2021 and it’s available on SoundCloud, iTunes and Spotify.The album was added to JAZZIZ’s INSIDE TRACK.