Tonina is a singer/songwriter, bassist, music journalist, and poet from Saint Louis, Missouri who performs her original music along with her arrangements in Spanish, Italian and English. She began her musical journey when she was nine years old and was trained classically for 11 years, studying with bassists from the St. Louis Symphony and attending various master classes with Grammy Award-winning bassist, John Clayton. She eventually lead the bass sections of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and The Missouri All State Orchestra.
At the age of 17, she was admitted to Berklee College of Music and went on to study bass and Africana Studies. In October 2016, Tonina travelled to Spain to perform at the National Auditorium of Madrid and shortly graduated from Berklee earning two degrees. In 2018, she performed at the Catania Jazz Festival in Sicily touring Italy and Spain. She now performs solo and with her quartet at local venues in Saint Louis. Tonina’s first album, titled King’s Queen, features her Hip Hop material. She has collaborated with producer and friend Dylan Brady, as well as many other St. Louis artists, since 2010. Throughout her career, Tonina has crossed musical boundaries by combining different genres into her own style.
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$10 for WCHOF members, seniors, and military. $20 general admission.
Admission includes one free drink and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.