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About Tenya...


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'Mississippi Born - Jazz Bred'


Tenya, is in love with the art of vocal expression, this love can be heard in every note she sings. Beginning her professional music career in Charlotte, NC, Tenya has performed in Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Washington, DC, Los Angeles &  Pasadena, CA.


Colemon leads her own jazz ensemble which performs as a duo, trio or quartet. Tenya has opened for national headliners such as jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison and has graced the stage with acclaimed jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut. Tenya has also toured with the renowned Jim Martinez Quartet.


Tenya has become a local and regional favorite, headlining at festivals, art galleries, coffee houses, house concerts, churches and other special events.



Tenya performed as one of our opening “prelude” artist on our Summer Pops series last year. Although we had not worked with Ms. Colemon before, her performance was first rate and very polished. Her strong vocals and song selection made for a great opening for our concert. Tenya is a highly recommended performer!!!


                 - Bud Simmons, Director of Operations & Pop Program @     

                   Charlotte Symphony Orchestra


Ms. Colemon displayed elegance & grace much beyond her years and her music selections were very much on point and an asset to our event. Her vocal accomplishments are evident from the first note. We cannot wait to host another event to have her back! A rising jazz star!


                    - Denise Torrance, Assistant Director & Event Coordinator  

                      @ Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, NC


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