Tina has been singing since the age of 3. She joined the all adult choir at the age of 8 and became the choir’s directress and teacher at the age of 13. Her voice has been compared to great artists such as Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughan, Vickie Winans and Gladys Knight. She has recorded and performed with Gospel Artists such as the Chicago Mass Choir, Saundra Crouch, Percy and Gerald Gray (Grayboy Productons), Michael Houston (Tyscot Records), Jesse Dixon and is currently performing with the legendary Barrett Sisters of Chicago and Tecora Rogers and the Chicago Spirituals.
Tina has travelled extensively throughout Europe in countries such as Sweden, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Copenhagen as back-up vocalist and lead vocalist for various Gospel tours since 1993. She was discovered during an appearance for the Chicago Gospel Festival pre-show and became a concert vocalist touring throughout various venues in Switzerland since 1999.
In 2004, Tina gained an interest in the theater and made her acting debut with Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater production of “Somebody Say Amen” which gained her a nomination from the Black Theater Alliance for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical”. This production allowed Tina to tour throughout the United States and Trinidad 2004 - 2006. She continued her theater journey in such productions as: “The Phyllis Hyman Story” which also went on tour in 2007, “Porgy and Bess” 2008 and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” presented by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater (2007 and 2009). She was recently given her first starring role as “Sis. Margaret” in James Baldwin’s Classic (The Amen Corner) 2009.
No matter where this musical journey takes her, Tina continues to sing the music that guided her childhood – Gospel Music- the true music of the Soul.