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Toni Byrd

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Born: March 24, 1969    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Toni Byrd

Toni Byrd has definitely established herself as one of Atlanta’s unforgettable and versatile premiere vocal artists. This singer/songwriter is continually drawing fans locally and has established a worldwide fan base with her smooth and mesmerizing vocals. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Byrd has made Georgia her home since the year 2000 and has worked with some of Atlanta’s finest artists from the host of Atlanta’s longest running jam session at Churchill Grounds, Danny Harper, to jazz trumpeter, Joe Gransden. In addition to singer/songwriter, add actress to her status. Byrd was cast in a primary role, playing the character, “Ida Belle”, in the movie, “Lawless”, opening in theaters August 29, 2012, starring, Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pierce, and Gary Oldman....
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”Atlanta, GA – Jazz 91.9 WCLK marked 35 years of offering the Atlanta community eclectic music, inclusive news, information and quality broadcasting on Friday, April 10. To kick off “35 reasons to celebrate” - a compilation of live music, community outreach, and fund raising activities, on Friday evening Jazz 91.9 WCLK lead a New Orleans style Second Line parade featuring the Jambalaya Band on city streets in downtown Atlanta. Following the Second Line parade, Jazz 91.9 presented a 35th Anniversary Jazz Concert hosted by Actor and Humanitarian Danny Glover featuring 10 time Grammy Award winning Sextet Take 6 along with The Peachtree Jazz Edition featuring Toni Byrd in Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Arts. “ - WCLK JAZZ 91.9 (Apr 10, 2009

”Come join us for the first gig of the night at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. A fresh sound Toni Byrd who is a new face to the Atlanta music scene. Her influences span singers such as Nancy Wilson, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Karen Carpenter, Betty LaVette, Kellye Gray, Billie Holiday, Barbara Streisand, Doris Day, Patti Page, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Sarah Vaughn, Bill Withers, Patsy Cline and Natalie Cole.” - What's Hot In Atlanta (web news) (Jun 03, 2011)

”The Southern Crescent Chorale makes its eighth appearance at the Villages Amphitheater with “toe tapping music” at our concert Dancin’! Special guest soloist will be Toni Byrd, a local favorite who appears all over the Atlanta. Toni has performed in many venues in and around the Atlanta area. Byrd opened for Take 6 at the Rialto Theater and for Wycliff Gordon along with her big band family, The Peachtree Jazz Edition. She currently performs weekly at The Georgia Shrimp Company in Peachtree City, Georgia ,Founder's Restaurant and Bar in Senoia, Georgia and at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint in downtown Atlanta. “ - Submitted by The Citizen, The Citizen Newspaper (May 03, 2011)

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