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.


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]


  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". 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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