Lemonade Jones aka Tanya Reed

Lemonade Jones aka Tanya Reed

Official Biography (courtesy of Tanya Reed)  

Tanya Reed's richly cultivated voice captivates the souls of her listeners.  Through the universal language of music, Tanya has found her redemption and mean of contributing to the positive evolution of our culture.  Tanya's time is now; emerging as a solo artist on the music scene 10 years as the premier jazz/ soul artist; she is taking the entertainment world by storm.

Tanya's love for music ignited as a young child under the guidance of jazz organist Melvin Rhyne.  At the age of 11, she, along with her two sisters and her mother, founded a vocal jazz trio, "The Reed Sisters."  In 1993, the sisters' musical career took flight when they developed a musical bond with jazz legend Dr. Betty Carter.  Betty Carter discovered the budding artists singing in a hotel lobby lounge in their hometown, Milwaukee , WI .  Instantly, Tanya and her sisters were invited to participate in Dr. Betty Carter's annual program, "Jazz Ahead."  Year after year, under the mentorship of Dr. Carter, "The Reed Sisters' wooed sold-out audiences in New York 's Majestic Theater and Washington D.C's Kennedy Center . In July 1998, Tanya and her sisters were featured with Dr. Carter in Italy 's world-renowned. "Festival of Two Worlds."

Tanya has performed at prestigious venues such as The Apollo Theater, Blue Note (NYC), Jazz Showcase (Chicago), The House of Blues (Chicago), 651 Brooklyn Academy of Music Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center (D.C.), SOB's (NYC) and Joe's Pub (NYC) with artists like: George Benson, Karriem Riggins, Geri Allen, Jacky Terrasson, Mel Rhyne, Jack Dejohnette, Ari Brown, Nate Smith and more.  Her independent release "Tanya Reed Live in Chicago-The Debut" was a success with over 20,000 units sold. "A Taste...Tanya Reed," the sophomore CD/EP is the sonic musical flavor that delights all taste buds. 

Tanya has been the focus of diverse press coverage, including articles in Jazz Times, Down Beat, New York Times Magazine, and Midwest Jazz Magazine (cover story).  She has also been featured on "CBS Sunday Morning," and BET on Jazz" television programs.

Tanya began her professional career singing jazz standards, however, this charismatic vocalist continues to innovate music with original compositions and recordings.  Fusing soul with her jazz roots, this vocalist embarks upon a distinctive new sound of music.

Tanya Reed consistently captures audiences with her unique voice and charm.  This bright, vibrant singer continues to explore higher heights of creativity.

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