Singer/Songwriter Tavonna Miller emerged from Los Angeles performing her heartfelt and soulful songs for large and small audiences alike. With the release of her albums, “Peace, Love & the Lack Thereof” in February 2012 & "The Beauty of Believing" in July 2016 the Indie Alternative-Soul songwriter has contributed bodies of work to the world of music that express her artistic observations.
In her quest to continue creating art that inspires, Tavonna has been blessed to experience her catchy tunes and down-to-earth stage persona be eagerly embraced by music lovers of all backgrounds. Now Brooklyn-based, the Berklee College of Music alumni currently performs for exclusive audiences either self-accompanied on piano or backed by some of the best, local female musicians. “It’s so inspiring to perform and record with other like-minded and skilled women!”, Tavonna says of her all-female collective. “My songs are presented to audiences with a professional polish that I believe is fostered by each player’s individual competitiveness and is nurtured by the warmth and encouragement we share amongst each other.”
Described as having “that voice” by the Boston Weekly Dig newspaper, Tavonna’s vocal ability expands across many styles of performance including Soul, Rock, Gospel, & Opera. Coming from a family background of independent musicians & songwriters, she was motivated at a young age to discover and explore the world of music and craft her own unique sound. SoulTracks recently praised her unmistakable vocal tone as one that "inspires a belief in something hopeful and bright". Tavonna’s sound is influenced by such legends as Oleta Adams, Anita Baker & Nina Simone and also by more contemporary influences like John Legend & John Mayer.
With their inclusion in commercial media catalogues, the albums “Peace, Love, & the Lack Thereof” & "The Beauty of Believing" have taken Tavonna’s music to the UK, Finland, The Netherlands, and throughout America blessing her to be able to return to Scandinavian and European countries every year to perform her music live. “Having an international reach with my music has always been a goal. I’m absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to be heard in other countries besides my own.”
Tavonna's songwriting skills have not been limited to just writing for her own records & her exclusive, national audience. She has also written for sync licensing in TV & Film in collaboration with Emmy Award-winning composer, Brad Hatfield, with their song "Love Will Survive" which was featured in the legendary daytime drama, "The Young & The Restless, Season 46, Ep. 154". "Collaborating with Brad to get my first sync placement truly was a shining moment in my career. I learned a lot and experiencing that win as a team was deeply meaningful for me, as an artist." Tavonna continues to nurture her songwriting process as a personal wellness routine and shares choice songs from her private vault with her exclusive following on Bandcamp. She also happily lends her writing skills to the catalogue of the Brooklyn-based, 7-member ensemble, Hudson Horns Brass, underneath the event company, Hudson Horns LLC.
Tavonna also has a WHOLE OTHER LIFE as a Music Educator which you can find out about here