The T Tones
The T Tones is a musical act that stands out as more than three stunning singers and note perfect musicians. Inspired by the artistry of Postmodern Jukebox and supported by decades of theater experience and rooted by infectious grooves, melodies and harmonies, the T Tones have created a musical tapestry that is as unique and compelling to watch as it is fun to dance to. Combining live music, costumes, dance and theatrical staging, we immerse our audience in a post-modern take on the music and dance styles of the various eras of modern music...classic and not-so-classic songs made new!
The T Tones is available for your venue, corporate or private event! We seek to provide entertainment suitable for all ages and demographics and are equally comfortable in concert type situations and party events where nothing beats a full dance floor, and we can be scaled from small combo to 10 pieces to fit your budget and event size. We are supported by a state of the art digital sound and lighting system that guarantees a stunning and crystal clear experience at every show.
We can tailor our show to fit most any event and we excel in themed parties and events. Please check around the site for some of the themed shows we are currently featuring.
Singers and Band Members
Jennifer brings 15+ years of music and theater experience along with 6+ years of classical vocal training to The T Tones. She received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University after completing a degree in music from Lagrange College. While in school, she toured Europe performing with the choir in numerous locations including England, Paris, and Italy, with a special performance at The Vatican. She also performed several musicals and operas in school.
Since finishing school, she has maintained music as a priority passion in her life by performing in local musicals, community theaters, and singing solos in church. Most recently, she was cast to play the lead role in a production of Mary Poppins with the Acting Up Theater Company. She was recently a part of Showtime Singers for 2 years and is now currently singing with the John's Creek Chorale with her equally talented husband. She volunteers for various organizations around Atlanta. She is excited to start this new adventure with The T Tones!
Mezzo Soprano Vocals / Business Manager
Jennifer brings 20+ years of musical theater experience along with 10+ years of dance training in tap, jazz and ballroom to The T Tones. While raising her two sons over the past 15 years, she has kept music as a priority endeavor in her life.
For over 10 years, she has sang with St. Brigid’s prestigious choir, which included a trip to Rome, Italy to sing for Pope Benedict. She was part of a team of 5 women who wrote, directed and produced 3 Cabaret style shows at St. Brigid to raise money for the Music Ministry. She has also sang for 4+ years with Satin Alley Jazz, a jazz choral ensemble, the last two of which she also acted as the business manager. Throughout her involvement with these groups, she has also continued her study in vocal technique, leading to her being accepted as a member of the Johns Creek Chorale where she has now been singing for four years.
She is thrilled to be a part of The T Tones, which was an inspiration from her husband, Mike, who joined her as founding members of The T Tones. After completing the vocal ensemble with two friends from the Johns Creek Chorale, her love of music and theater has come full circle in being part of The T Tones!
Singer and Performer
Cecilia Harrington brings 10+ years of musical theater experience and a lifelong passion for music and singing. While, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from LaGrange College, she maintained a connection to the musical world by becoming a part of the LaGrange College Singers and performing with them in a variety of locations, including England and Paris.
With her academic work complete, she has fostered her love of music and theater by performing in multiple community theater companies, such as Elm Street Cultural Arts Village and Acting Up. Several of her favorite roles she has portrayed have been Golde from Fiddler on the Roof and Mrs. Andrews from Mary Poppins. She is also currently a member of the John’s Creek Chorale. She is honored and excited to now be a part of the T Tones!
Director / Drums / Lighting and Sound Design
Accustomed to wearing many hats, Mike has played with, recorded and staged countless artists in many genres. He has received formal training in music theory, drums and percussion, bass and sound engineering and recording since an early age and through numerous collegiate programs at Old Dominion University, Va Tech and Stanford University. In addition to playing drums with numerous rock and country bands while at Va Tech and Stanford, he also built and ran a successful live sound and lighting company to help support himself. While living in Cincinnati, he was the principal drummer for the Procter and Gamble Big Band for 7 years and played in numerous jazz and rock ensembles. Since moving to Atlanta in 2001, he has been involved in numerous bands, recording projects and cabaret shows. Inspired by his work with Atlanta Plays it Forward and the positive impact the organization is having on the North Atlanta music community, he conceived of the T Tones as a unique and creative project to leverage the theatrical talents of his wife Jennifer and the substantial talents and skills of musical director Tom LaDow. Partnering with some of the areas finest singers and jazz musicians, the T Tones are now a uniquely entertaining ensemble that stands alone in the North Atlanta Community as a postmodern, dance experience.
Piano / Keyboards
As one of the most sought after jazz pianists in North Atlanta, the smooth and innovative stylings of Tom LaDow can be heard accentuating an astonishingly diverse array of Atlanta bands and ensembles including (Jazz - Jazz Jones Legacy, Divas of Swing), (Big Band - Reflections, Atlanta 17) and (Dance - Atlanta Dance Party). He was classically trained from an early age and became immersed for many years in the Birmingham jazz scene. He played regularly with all the great Birmingham players, among them many Alabama Jazz Hall-of-Famers including trumpeter Bo Berry and bassist Cleve Eaton of Count Basie fame.
Tom was the house pianist for several years with Bo’s club on 18th street where the group would often back-up and jam with the great international headliners as they came through to jam after a concert. “It was electrifying to back up the likes of Winton Marsalis and Grover Washington, Jr. among many others for hours into the night”, said LaDow of this experience, adding “It was the best proving ground for learning the jazz trade.”
Tom also regularly performed at Birmingham’s City Stages each year often backing up national and international jazz greats. One especially notable experience was performing with the late great Eddie Harris.
Sax / Clarinet / Flute / etc
Scott was born and raised in New Orleans. He started playing the clarinet in the 4th grade. While in middle school, he started messing around with his younger brother’s flute. He picked up the alto sax in high school when he started playing in the stage band. While in high school, he started playing with dixieland and wedding bands, and started picking up the soprano, tenor and baritone saxes.
At the University of New Orleans, Scott played in the Marching, Concert and Jazz Bands, and in the Wind Ensemble. Scott also joined some fellow UNO musicians to play in the Foot Long Po-Boy Jazz Band dixieland group.
From 1984 to 1995, Scott played in one of New Orleans’ premier oldies dance bands, Bobby Cure and the Summertime Blues. They were a fixture every year at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and had a regular house gig at the 1984 New Orleans World Fair. The group also performed in and backed up performers in many oldies shows and concerts. Scott had the privilege of sitting in with and backing up Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Huey Lewis, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Frogman Henry, Jean Knight and Ernie K-Doe. The group also opened shows for Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Sha-Na-Na, Gary Puckett and Little Anthony. They were also a leading back-up band at talent shows and for Elvis impersonators.
Scott continued to play music in church and around New Orleans until his family was forced to evacuate due to Hurricane Katrina. In the spring of 2006, Scott and his family ended up in the Atlanta area. He currently plays in the orchestra at North Metro Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. He plays regularly with the Metro Jazz Club big band, and the Leonard Blush blues band. He has also filled in with the Capitol City Express big band.
Musicians Frequently Appearing with The Tones
Darrell started playing trombone at an early age and perfected the craft in high school and college ensembles. He now remains active in numerous Atlanta bands including Little Big Band Atlanta.
With 40 years experience playing bass and counting, Peter maintains involvement with The GA Philharmonic, Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, After Hours Jazz Ensemble and others.
With degrees in jazz guitar performance and music education, Anthony leverages his skills to propel numerous Atlanta acts including Spectrum, The Momentum Party Band and others.
Guitar / Vocals
Leveraging a degree in music education from Carnegie-Mellon, Bill has found work with a host of notable artists including Francine Reed (Lyle Lovett), and Chris Brayman (Maynard Ferguson) among many others. He currently plays with numerous Atlanta acts and assists with music programs at the middle school and high school level.
A graduate of Berklee School of Music, Marty brings an exceptional brilliant mastery of trumpet. Also appearing regularly with The Ruby Reds, his rich gravelly voice and stage presence is always a crowd pleaser.
Sound and Light Production
Technical Production by JennEvents, Inc
The T Tones recognize that even a brilliant musical performance can be ruined by "technical difficulties". Our sound and lighting system is a digital, state-of-the art production that consistently delivers a crystal clear audio visual experience at volume levels appropriate tailored for any size venue or audience demographic. You never have to worry about The T Tones over-powering a subtle event or under-powering your concert or dance.
Our production system and technical team, owned and operated by JennEvents (managing director, Mike Natchus), is contracted regularly to support numerous festivals and concert series in town. JennEvents has accordingly worked with and been praised by some of the highest profile events and bands in North Atlanta. Click below to learn more about JennEvents and how they may be a good fit to support your series or event.