Songstress, Toni Redd is an internationally known Award Winning Artist, powerhouse performer, and recording artist. She is the winner of Black Women in Jazz Award for Best Jazz Artist and Music Video for “Close to Me” from “Catching the Redd Eye” 2014, Black Women in Jazz Award for Woman of Jazz & Soul 2015, and a 2015 Georgia Music Award Nominee; the only female in the jazz category. Redd is an intense vocalist whose style is infused with R & B, contemporary smooth jazz, and classical soul; these elements combined create her unique and distinct powerful ambience.
Her vocal capabilities are so rich that a reviewer with the Atlanta Journal Constitution concluded that, “when Toni Redd performs it is always a musical treat.” Additional reviews state that, “Her vocals are sultry and emotional, from the heart are exactly where her vocals come from. A strong personality and interesting life experiences, she shares these through her lyrics on a real level” – Just Soul.
Growing up in her native Atlanta, Georgia, Toni discovered a love for music. As a child, Toni studied guitar and developed an interest in singing. She parlayed this interest into a dream that has afforded her the ability to perform and record internationally.
In her illustrious career, she has had the honor of performing and sharing concert billing with Najee, Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, The Rippingtons, Marion Meadows, Pieces of a Dream, Alex Bugnon, Angela Bofill, Rick Braun, The Ohio Players, Morris Day and the Time, Everette Harp, The Yellowjackets, Gerald Alston, Stanley Jordan, Brian Bromberg, Steve Cole, Fattburger, Chico Debarge, Pamela Williams, The Temptations, Warren Hill, Oleta Adams, The Stylistics, Walter Beasley, Bob Baldwin, Tom Browne, Kirk Whalum and Kim Waters.
Toni is a routinely featured artist at various jazz festivals including the Maui Music Festival, and the Atlanta Jazz Festival, to name a few.
Toni is also a gifted songwriter whose recording credits include her international debut CD “Straight From The Heart”, her sophomore project entitled, “N The Key of Redd”, her third critically acclaimed project entitled, “Catching The Redd Eye”, and her newly released CD entitled “Her Reddness”, all of which continue to receive rave reviews. Toni is also a featured vocalist on Bob Baldwin’s “New Urban Jazz.com” CDs, and the featured vocalist on the Billboard charting tribute to Thom Bell “Betcha by Golly Wow” and the Billboard charting tribute to Stevie Wonder “The Mash Up”.
Ms. Redd is an all-around performer and actress whose voice can be heard on National Commercial Jingles, and acting credits include the independent film “Losing Grace, The Tyler Perry film, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and touring with the stage play “A Good Man is Still Hard to Find”. Additionally, Toni’s live performance mesmerizes and captivates her audience with high intensity and erupting energy.
Toni's new single from her upcoming jazz project entitled "Take Me To Paradise" will be released on Aug. 25, 2017. Here it first on Soultracks.com.
Soul Tracks Award 2016 Nomination
Toni has been nominated in the "Best Female Vocalist" category:
Congratulations! After two weeks of receiving nominations, we have chosen the 12 final nominees in each category for this year's SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards and you (or an artist with whom you are affiliated) are one of them! The list of final nominees in each of our categories can be found at http://www.soultracks.com/nomi nees-2016-awards. There were literally hundreds and hundreds of nominations, so your selection as a finalist is a real honor and a testament to the great work you produced during the past year.
San Jose, CA June 23, 2015: Barrister Productions is bringing the internationally known, award winning powerhouse Songstress, Ms. Toni Redd, to the intimate setting of the DuSable Museum in Chicago, IL.
The excitement begins on Saturday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m., when the sultry vocals of Toni Redd comes to the stage of the DuSable Museum. Though regarded as a smooth R & B singer, Toni is an intense vocalist whose style is infused with R&B, and Traditional and Contemporary Smooth Jazz with Classical Soul; these elements combined create her unique and distinct powerful ambience. Her vocal capabilities are so rich that a reviewer with the Atlanta Journal Constitution concluded that, “When Toni Redd performs, it is always a musical treat.” Additional reviews state that, “Her vocals are sultry and emotional, from the heart are exactly where her vocals come from. A strong personality with interesting life experiences, she shares these through her lyrics on a real level” – Just Soul Magazine. (UK Based)
Keeping all hands in the air and all minds off outside influences is what makes the opening artist, Jeff Sparks, style of performing jazz music special. Jeff’s debut release, “Love.Life.Soul” will ooze the unexpected and prepare grooves that talk to your spirit and ring within your soul.
Barrister Productions is going to load-in one of the most special concerts of the year for music lovers; a unique live jazz experience presented in the intimate acoustic theater setting of the DuSable Museum. September 19th will be a very special Saturday night “spectacular” you won’t want to miss. The warm, emotionally charged vocals of Toni Redd and the jazz sax of Jeff Sparks in a cozy setting allows you to be up close and personal with both the artist and their music, taking you on a cerebral journey known as “Jazzittude.”
The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and the doors open at 5:30 p.m, with a second show starting at 9:00 pm. You can reserve your seat for only $65 at www.barristerprod.com starting Friday, June. 15th at 10:00 am.
Black Women in Jazz, Atlanta, GA
Honored for the 2015 BWIJ "Lady of Jazz and Soul Award"