High Heels & SneakersHIGH HEELS & SNEAKERS The conviction of Tess Henley"s voice ensures this [is] her tale. SoulTrain.com Tess Henley is a soul sister. Her voice sounds it off... [From The Get Go] is stunning, and smooth. Examiner Henley goes where her heart leads her, and her vocals and lyrics will have listeners wanting to follow. Soul Tracks Remarkable maturity and focus draped in luscious harmonies; [Henley] is all about craftsmanship, commitment and true musicality. Soul, Jazz & Funk Seattle-based singer/pianist Tess Henley releases High Heels & Sneakers, a dazzling 14-track collection of piano pop and hip-hop influenced neo-soul from the gifted songwriter and musician. The album is produced by Grammy-winning artist/producer Dice Raw from The Roots and Grammy and Emmy-nominated producer/arranger Khari Mateen (The Roots, Jill Scott, J*DaVeY). The winner of numerous songwriting competitions including the Budweiser Superfest Contest, Soul Tracks International Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award for Best R&B Song, and top three honors in the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition, Henley has honed her live skills as an opening act for Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton and as a solo performer. A Suzuki trained pianist who started studying at age three, Henley grew up in a house filled with music. Her mother and brother are both professional musicians and her record-collecting father turned Tess on to myriad musical influences from early childhood, exposing the budding songstress to everything from classic rock to Motown soul to R&B and beyond. The results can be heard throughout High Heels & Sneakers a powerful fusion of voice and vision much like the artist herself.