Having recently released her new album “Her Reddness”, entertainer Toni Redd continues to make moves to the forefront with the release of a superb cover version of the Chaka Khan original, “Stronger Than Before”. It’s a tribute to the legendary R&B singer who Toni holds in high esteem. The fluidity of the vocals unifies with the music divinely, and both flow like hot caramel.
Audiences will hear and see another beautiful expression of her personal repertoire, which is wonderfully translated in visual form in a lively feel-good music video.
She is an internationally known Award winning entertainer; A powerhouse performer, and recording artist. Toni is the recipient 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! A Lifetime Achievement Songwriting Award from the Writers Ball is the latest addition to her accolades. Though regarded as a smooth R & B singer, Redd is an intense vocalist whose style is infused with R & B, contemporary smooth jazz, and classic soul.
“Her Reddness” is her fourth album on REAL REDD Music, and it pleasantly showcases the singers’ versatility and flair. It features several collaborations, including an opening track highlighted by Grammy winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, a brilliant virtuoso who will be the headliner of Toni’s upcoming June 3rd show at the Rialto Center for The Arts in Atlanta, GA. That evening’s event is a part of Barrister Productions “Jazzittude Series”, to be hosted by Derek Harper, of Majic 107.5 - WAMJ Radio.
The smooth and soulful vocalist is routinely featured at various jazz festivals including the Maui Music Festival, and the Atlanta Jazz Festival, to name a few. Music fans are in for a treat when she appears at the Wolfe Creek Jazz Festival in College Park, GA., on September 4, 2016.
Her concert billings have been with highly recognized musicians such as: 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.
Additionally, Ms. Redd is also an 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”.
With a continuing promotion – marketing campaign in full swing, Artist Manager Ms. Daryl M. Donald, Esq, is orchestrating the various facets; Soliciting Bookings, exploring cross-marketing interests, sponsorships, distribution, and licensing opportunities. Looking beyond the present gains here in the U.S, other efforts are directed to build on Toni’s already developing International exposure.
Radio and music Industry website Urbaninsite.com spearheaded the early advertising campaign to bring awareness and visibility to the album, “Her Reddness”, that was featured on SoulTracks.com Listening Room in November and December 2015.
As the growing radio airplay evolves to include a push at Smooth Jazz radio stations, expect to hear more of the Atlanta based songstress near and far. TONI is breaking ground with new fans and getting reacquainted with others.