credit: Austin Macasieb
Tonina, the accomplished vocalist, bassist, and songwriter hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, weaves a rich tapestry of musical influences spanning Jazz, Classical, Folk, and Rock genres. With a background blending Black and Sicilian heritage, her initiation into Upright bass at the age of 8 marked the beginning of a remarkable journey. She has graced stages in Italy, Argentina, Spain and cities throughout the U.S. Tonina's diverse experiences have bestowed upon her an unparalleled musical scope. Her performances, marked by innate rhythm, captivating melodies, and extraordinary vocal prowess, have taken her across the globe, earning recognition from NPR and even a spot on former President Barack Obama's top songs list. Today, Tonina, along with her band, continues to captivate audiences in Los Angeles, showcasing not just her exceptional talent but also a deep-seated passion for music that transcends conventional boundaries.
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