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Tonina is a singer/songwriter, bassist, music journalist and poet from St. Louis, Missouri who performs her original music along with her arrangements of covers in both Spanish and English. Tonina grew up participating in multiple music programs in the St. Louis area, eventually leading the bass sections of both the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. Tonina performed at Carnegie Hall in 2009 & Lincoln Center in 2012 with her high school Symphonic Orchestra. At age 17, she was admitted to Berklee College of Music & went on to study bass performance and Africana Studies. In 2014, she studied bass performance at the Berklee Valencia campus in Spain, where she met & worked with Grammy Award-winning producer & songwriter, Javier Limon. In October of 2016, Tonina travelled to Spain to perform at the National Auditorium of Madrid. She also performed her first showcase on March 30th, 2017 at the Ellas Crean music festival in Madrid and shortly graduated from Berklee College of Music earning two degrees. In January of 2018, Tonina opened for Grammy-Award winning artist, Lalah Hathaway in St. Louis. In April 2018 she performed at the Catania Jazz Festival in Sicily touring Italy & Spain. She was named one of NPR’s favorite new artists of 2018 & then listed as one of NPR’s top 10 artists of 2018. Her interpretation of “Historia de un Amor” was placed on president Barack Obama’s top songs of 2018. She now performs solo & with her quartet in St. Louis & around the world.