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Tonia Hughes Kendrick


Tonia Hughes Kendrick is notably among Minnesota’s most gifted artists, acclaimed for her transparent delivery that leaves audiences with a poignant electricity. Being ever willing to take on a challenge, and having an openness to engage in culturally diverse, what she calls “unusual” collaborations, has catapulted her career. Fusing her rich gospel background with the folk singing of Larry Long or the world-class trumpeting of Charles Lazarus with the Minnesota Orchestra or with a Flamenco at The Lab Theater defies categorization and is a further testament of her genre-bending talent. 

With five CD recordings under her belt and a new project slated for 2023, Tonia is an unstoppable musical force challenging audiences from churches to theaters to concert halls to stretch beyond perceived musical limitations and embrace the beauty of coming together: one heart at a time, one note at a time.