California, United States
Soul / Contemporary Gospel
At 9, she was touching people lives and exciting audiences both young and old. She moved from Arizona to Los Angeles and started attending Andrae Crouch's church in 1998.
Seeing something very extraordinary in this young Latino girl Andrae and Sandra took her under their wing exposed her to various styles of music from Gospel and funk to European and Rock, as well as singing on his Christmas album.
Tess was given the position as Youth Choir Ensemble director, at Andrae's church, with previous being director Olivia McClurkin, she had big shoes to fill -- she shaped and motivated the choir members and developed an outstanding praise team.
During that time she started working on her own project Isaiah 61, opening for such acts as Crystal Lewis, Angelo & Veronica, Out Of Eden, and Marcos Barrientos.
Continuing to lead worship and build worship departments for various churches, in 2003 she formed GiG Productions with business partner platinum producer Jeff Arcio.
Together they formed the Indie label New Vintage Records,The in 3 years the company has grown and boast a stable of talented artists all under the experience musical direction of Tess and Jeffs business experience.
She has performed with numerous artists which include Michael Jackson, Andrae Crouch, Crystal Lewis, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Graham......
She has written songs or produced for Warner Bros artist Paul Rodriguez, CanZion Productions artist Vincente Montano and Gamaliel Ruiz as well as other gospel Latin artists.
Currently she is working on her own project of both English and Spanish songs of positive/spiritual music that has been accepted well by both secular and Christian audiences.
Her sound has been described as blend of Gospel and Latin jazz. Her title track Changes reflects our uncertain times and expresses hope to all.