April Tini Quintet

April Tini, Vocals
Dale Grisa, Piano
John Barron, Bass
Jeff Trudell, Drums
James Hughes, Saxophone

April Tini is a vocal educator and solo artist. She recently completed her eleventh year as an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Wayne State University. She has also held faculty positions at Berklee College of Music, Northwestern University, Western Michigan University and Oakland University, where she taught voice and directed jazz and show choirs as well as musical theater productions. April has worked as a clinician, adjudicator, guest conductor and performer throughout North America, Europe and Japan. April is currently the director of choirs and musical theater at Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

April has sung on national television and radio commercials and with the symphony choruses of Boston and Chicago. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Western Michigan University, where she directed Gold Company and GC II. April is also a clinician on the staff of Show Choir Camps of America. April continues to perform in jazz groups, and she is active as a writer, director, performer and clinician in today’s vocal jazz and show choir movement.

“April Tini’s body of work as both a vocalist, and a jazz educator speaks for itself. She shares her vast musical knowledge generously, and makes even the most difficult concepts more approachable with her down to earth, yet motivational style.” -Meri Slaven, professional vocalist and past workshop member


Feb 10 2024


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 10 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm




Jazz at Shield's
Shield's of Southfield 25101 Telegraph Rd, Southfield, MI 48034