Tonina's second album St. Lost is here! And for the first time ever, her music is now available on special-edition vinyl.
Tonina's music has always flowed seamlessly between seeming contrasts: English and Spanish, jazz and hip-hop, personal story-telling and daring musical choices.
With custom 7" singles, Tonina's biggest fans can now fully customize their own 45rpm single: select your Side A and Side B tracks, customize with personal touches, and experience Tonina like no one else!
Sample Tonina's music below:
Every record is custom-made, a unique creation hand-cut by Tonina's partners at Vinyl Exclusives. That means your record is created only after you order, and will ship within 1-3 weeks.
The Vinyl Exclusives team met Tonina at a Chicago concert in early 2019 and has not stopped listening to her music since!
Tonina Saputo is an independent singer/songwriter, bassist, music journalist and poet. She was named one of NPR’s top 10 artists of 2018, and her interpretation of “Historia de un Amor” was placed on former president Barack Obama’s top songs list of 2018.
Her family of music lovers exposed her to many music styles, from funk, soul, and jazz to classical music. She was born in San Diego, California but raised in St. Louis, Missouri from black and Sicilian backgrounds. All these components have given her an unparalleled musical scope playing many different genres yet making each her own. Her sense of rhythm, melody, and her extraordinary voice and song interpretation, make her performances a thrilling experience for all listeners.
Saputo began her musical journey at nine years old, training classically for 11 years; participating in music programs in the St. Louis area; and studying bass performance, songwriting, and African Studies in both the US and Spain via the Berklee College of Music. Tonina has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and played with such luminaries as Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Javier Limon and Grammy Award-winning bassist John Clayton.
For more information on Tonina, please visit her website at www.iamtonina.com.