2014 The Tena Wilson Experience! 

   We expect this to be a pivotal year for Grand Times.  

                                         Meet The Tena Wilson Experience!

     Always prepared for Ceremony, Theatrical and Spiritual Music, we present our band, The Tena Wilson  Experience.  LaDonna & Tena team up with drummer, Rich Sarris, and multi-instrumentalist  Mike Cogan (contrabass, guitar, banjo, flute, soprano and tenor saxophone).   As a big party needs a full band, we augment into a full blown jazzband, featuring piano, bass, drums and…

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2013 Jazz and Blues, Spirituals 

The year 2013 found Tena and LaDonna branching out into new repertoire.  We began expanding on and exploring jazz combinations more deeply, adding a drummer and woodwinds to our jazz trio. In addition, we were regular musical providers for the transition at Unity of Birmingham, and collaborated with others in providing the sacred Special music and leading the Sunday Services.   We also performed special services at Beloved Community Church in Avondale,  Tena was featured at Jazz in the Parks, and ended…

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The Wilson Family Christmas Album 

 The Wilson Family Christmas Album!   (CD) 
     This is something you do not want to miss.  Tena comes from  a family of amazing artists and outstanding talent.  In this new release, LaDonna has produced some of the best of the Wilson Family's Christmas repertoire!  This album is varied and diverse, featuring rousing family Gospel quartets, the sisters and neices wailing Jesus, What a Wonderful Child to the crisp and punchy gospel piano of Brother Pat Wilson.  Featuring all the Ave Maria's by solo…

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Highlights 2011-2012 

     As always Grand Times' events are a highlight for anyone lucky enough to be present at the party!  Here is a sampling of the various kinds of events that we performed in the  2011-2012 year period:

"Jazz Brunch at Oscars,"  Birmingham Museum of Art,   March 20, 2011

"Tena Wilson Experience" at the Rucker Place in Southside  May 18, 2011

"Fourth of July Celebration" -  The Club, Birmingham, Alabama  July 4, 2011          
      Tena sings a variety of Patriotic Songs, along with standards from her jazz…

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The Trailways Convention 

In March, 2010  Grand Times entertained the International TRAILWAYS Convention at the Renaissance Hotel at Ross Bridge.  The theme for the evening was Moonlight and Magnolias.  We set up around the grand piano in the lobby area of the ballroom, for the happy hour gathering, surrounded by beautiful Magnolias, and many items that were being displayed for silent auction, as guests mixed and mingled, looked and listened. 
Grand Times was happy to present the theme-song for the event, Stars Fell On Alabama

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Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Market 

Perfect wedding music for a perfect wedding day

 It's all about you and what you envision for the most creative ceremony of your life.  
Grand Times,
...the beauty of the voice! the piano!  a duo, or a trio with violin, your song selections! Making your ceremony sparkle!  That's what we are all about!

    This year, on February 28th, Grand Times  took part in the PWG Bridal Market hosted by "Engaged." 
The event took place at the Winfrey Hotel in Birmingham. LaDonna, dressed to the 9's in a gold-pleated…

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Grand Times Summer Activities 

The golden voice of Tena Wilson teaming up pianist LaDonna Smith, on any grand piano,
creates a collaboration that is as elegant and smooth as it is free and exciting.  If an acoustic
grand piano is not available in your chosen space, no worry. We'll bring an excellent quality
electric grand piano. Music just floats effortlessly from the keys, the voice, and the heart strings.

Grand Times loves to make the perfect music for all occasions. Whether in Concert, or in your private living room, or elegant…

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