JWP Agency / Jim Wadsworth Productions

CeCe Teneal -
"Portrait of a Queen"
A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

CeCe Teneal sings with the same authority and royalty as the Queen herself.   CeCe Teneal deserves to perform the music of Aretha Franklin!  She’s that good.  The audience will be dancing in the aisles. 
 - Darryl Bey / Producer / BlueBird Productions

CeCe Teneal - Portrait of a QueenThe Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin taught us how to “Think” and demand “Respect” – while “Ridin’ on the Freeway!”  Portrait of a Queen, featuring the Voice of the Century Cece Teneal, is a dynamic musical production that will have you on the edge of you seats from start-to-finish. This show will energize you with the many life lessons imparted through Aretha Franklin’s 50+ year musical legacy.  An award-winning songstress, Teneal will take music lovers on a trip down memory lane with stellar hits from Aretha Franklin’s musical catalog like: “Chain of Fools,” “Natural Woman,” "Think", “Bridge Over Troubled Water" and of course "Respect" 

In fact, Cece says, “as a child singing along with Aretha’s records taught me how to skillfully use my voice as an instrument, appreciate the art and science of creating a musical experience, and exuding excellence in musicality.” This show is a tasteful tribute that allows Teneal and the band to offer their interpretations of the music made popular by Franklin, who passed away in August 2018. Cece says, "It's my pleasure to produce a full concert with Aretha’s music. I want to keep giving the people something they can feel!"

CeCe has travelled the world with her talent, gracing the stage before Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, Johnny Lang, and the legendary B.B. King, to name just a few. Her own original sound has attracted the attention of fans across the globe, and her first music video, “Eleanor Rigby” was exclusively premiered on the Huffington Post. She has been nominated for three Independent Music Awards and claimed the title for 2011 Best Gospel Song (“I Heard you Praying”) and Best R&B Album. Her other accolades include the 2015 Touch the Mic “Muse” Award, and 2017 Orlando Legacy Award. After touring as the leading lady for B.B. King’s Blues Club musical production on board Holland America Cruise Lines, CeCe produced and performed this tribute to Aretha Franklin entitled “Portrait of a Queen”.


"When you hear an artist like CeCe Teneal, you get the real deal! She is respectful of the music, yet simply bears her soul on the stage. There is no one I'd rather hear sing Aretha's music. CeCe's a stellar young lady...on and off stage!"
 - Karl Lewis - Owner - Real People Real Music Event Production Agency

"This show forces you to feel and connect with emotions you didn't know you had. Just a spectacular show!“
 - Lavon BracyDavis -Senior Director -Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts

Significant performances
Halftime headliner for 2019 Citrus Bowl, Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts, Marietta Theatre in the Square, Bonita Springs Performing Arts Center, The Venice Blues Festival, Orlando Blues & BBQ, Lake Eola Fine Arts & Music Festival, Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center, The Palladium Theatre, The Sunrise Theatre

Group configurations
Large group: CeCe, keyboard, bass, drums, guitar, two back-up vocalists, three horns (10-pieces)
Medium group: CeCe, keyboard, bass, drums, guitar, two back-up vocalists (7-pieces)
Small group: CeCe, keyboard, bass, drums, two back-up vocalists (6-pieces)

Educational Clinic
"BLOOM" is an informative, inspiring and empowering clinic for girls and young ladies. To bloom means "to come into or be in full beauty or health and to flourish." During this session, CeCe references the songs, quotes, and teachings of Aretha Franklin to motivate and educate attendees on the principles of the entertainment (or any)  business, as well as how to survive without losing "respect" for yourself. CeCe opens the dialogue with the students and gives them the opportunity to have candid conversations about specific relevant topics, such as bullying, body positivity, and the #metoo movement. She is relatable and builds an instant rapport with the students leaving them with memorable tools that last a lifetime.


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