A world class vocal recording artist of jazz and gospel, song writer, TV and movie actress and singer and now Roswell favorite, Toni Byrd opened the very first season of the Music on the Hill series. In addition to winning numerous awards including “Best Female Jazz Record” for 2014, “The Velvet SongByrd” has made a name for herself touring through Europe as well as the United States, thrilling audiences singing with her Big Band. A 2016 tour included a command performance at the Whitehouse. Originally from Memphis, Toni Byrd’s latest CD release, Toni Sings Natalie featuring Toni and her Big Band’s tribute to Natalie Cole, is now available. The Toni Byrd Big Band is managed by Big Band Contractors, LLC.