Straight from the Heart
Songstress Toni Redd is an internationally known powerhouse performer and entertainer. 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 is 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 the 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, Pieces Of A Dream, Alex Bugnon, Angela Bofill, Rick Braun, Everette Harp, The Yellowjackets, Gerald Austin, Stanley Jordan, Brian Bromberg, Steve Cole, Fattburger, Chico Debarge, Pamela Williams, The Temptations, Warren Hill, Oleta Adams, The Stylistics, Walter Beasley, Steve Laury, Joe McBride, Marion Meadows, 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", and her newly-released sophomore project entitled, "N The Key of Redd", both of which continue to receive rave reviews. Toni is also a featured vocalist on Fattburger's "Fattburger.com" and Bob Baldwin's "New Urban Jazz.com" CDs. Ms. Redd is an all-around performer and actress whose voice can be heard on National Commercial Jingles. Additionally, Toni's live performance mesmerizes and captivates her audience with high intensity and erupting energy.