Sonya Robinson

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Sonya Robinson
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born (1959-07-29) July 29, 1959 (age 58)
Hometown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Occupation Violinist
Title(s) Miss Black America (1983)

Sonya L. Robinson (born July 29, 1959) is an American musician and songwriter.

Background[edit]

Sonya Robinson is a graduate of Nicolet High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In 1983, she was crowned Miss Black America.[1]

Recording Artist[edit]

In 1987, she released her first CD, entitled "Sonya" on Columbia Records. It was produced by Jean-Paul Bourelly.[2]

Miles Davis once compared her violin playing to Stuff Smith and Ray Nance.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jazz violinist wins raves for beauty, talent, [Milwaukee Sentinel], 1995-02-06, Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  2. ^ Credits for Sonya album, [Allmusic], Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  3. ^ "Bio Time". SonyaRobinson.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03. The late great jazz trumpeter Miles Davis said Sonya’s playing is reminiscent of Stuff Smith and Ray Nance, two of jazz’s legendary violinist’s. Robinson is a gutsy player with a beautiful sound and a fluidity that displays her technical finesse. 

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