About Toni Redd
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. Though regarded as a smooth R & B singer, 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, 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 new soon to be 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.