Considered a Vocal Prodigy, Tonette Jeanine began singing in church at the tender age of 5. While attending J. O. Ford Elementary School in Richmond, CA, Tonette sang her first public "solo" performance at the school's Christmas Concert at age 7. At age 13, Tonette auditioned for Tommie Sue Anderson, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Although Tonette was young, Ms. Anderson felt that she had an "exceptional" gift and agreed to take her on as a voice student.
Upon entering high school, Tonette auditioned and was offered an invitation to be a part of the A Capella Choir, which was the "premier" vocal group at Richmond High School in Richmond, CA. Upon acceptance of the invitation, Tonette soon learned that no 'underclassmen" in the history of that choir, had ever been invited to audition for this ensemble. Notably, the A Capella Choir was traditionally reserved for Sophomores, Junior and Seniors. While attending Richmond High School, Tonette started her first R&B band called Breezin and she also represented Richmond High School in district functions and yearly commencement ceremonies. Upon graduation from Richmond High, T.J. received the Bank of America Award in Music - Outstanding Vocalist. She then went on to attend the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, in Stockton, CA, where she studied Opera and Vocal Performance.
The Quadraphonics: Name of Band
Jan Martinelli: Bassist
Greg Reginato: Musical Director / Guitar
Kenny McElroy: Drummer
Joseph Kaline: Guitar / Saxophone
Tonette Jeane (aka T. J.): Vocalist
I consider myself to be very "eclectic" so my music is an extension of who I am. I sing a mixture of Jazz, Pop, Gospel and R&B.
My Song List is very diverse which gives me the ability to market myself to various audiences & diverse cultures.
My song list includes songs by some of the following performers: Marvin Gaye, Alicia Keys, B.B. King, Katrina & The Waves, Ruby & The Romantics, Etta James and Beyonce.... just to name a few.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 240 minutes
I encourage Dancing / Interaction with the Band
P. A. System
Vocal Mics (x2)
Carpet - for placement under the Drums
Easy Accessibility to Performance Area & Restrooms
Combination of Instrumentals & Vocals
Past Booked Dates:
04-21-2012 — Oakland, CA
02-24-2012 — Concord, CA
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Parade, Private Party, Restaurant, Reunion, Sporting Event, Trade Show, Wedding Reception
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