*Vintage Vibes *Melodic Melodies *Timeless Tunes
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Jonnie began singing in the early 1970’s at the age of 17, sitting in with various bands from the French Quarter to the bayous and was influenced by a variety of sounds from jazz, blues, and country – to pop, standards and soul.
Jonnie has an easy and comfortable rapport with her audience, often engaging and inspiring them to enjoy the memories of the songs she covers by legends such as Bonnie tyler, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke, Leslie Gore, Adele, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, the Beatles, and most all of the “girl groups” of the 1950s and 1960’s.
She has had the privilege of singing on stage with Martha and the Vandellas and Florence Henderson and has provided music and vocal entertainment for Congressman Bill Bilbray and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Jonnie’s voice has been described as “sexy”, “sultry”, and “soulful”. She is also the founder and Director of The Magnolia School of Etiquette and Protocol and lives in Rainbow, CA with her husband and son.