Tenya is a pure-toned vocalist whose sound and style harken back to the likes of Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae. Her vocal stylings are born from a homogenous fusion of Mississippi Blues and Traditional Jazz. The sultry of mauve and indigo meets the pink of Flamingos flying to places near and far. Tenya is a two-time Regional Artist Grant Recipient and has been featured on numerous digital and social media platforms including my Spotlight Artist Podcast Series. She leads her own jazz ensemble that performs as a duo, trio or quartet and has become a local and regional favorite headlining at festivals, art galleries, coffee houses, house concerts, churches, and other special events.
Tenya’s in love with the art of vocal expression, a love that can be heard in every note she sings. She opened for saxophonist Donald Harrison, toured with the renowned Jim Martinez Quartet and has graced the stage with award winning jazz greats such as pianist Cyrus Chestnut.
Join me for jazz and international music that I so lovingly design to soothe the soul and stimulate the mind followed by a chat with Tenya Colemon at 4:00pm this Wednesday.
Voices From The Community, hosted by Bridget B., airs Monday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org or CLTCRadio.org. Feel free to ask a question of our hosts and/or guests while you listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio.