Tessanne Chin (born September 20, 1985) is a singer-songwriter from Kingston, Jamaica. She is the fresh soulful voice of a new generation of Jamaican musical talent. Her sultry fusion of rock, reggae and soul, mixed with the heartfelt and conscious lyrics she pens herself, create a musical style that is uniquely her own. Her exceptional vocal talent and her exotic looks - a mix of Chinese, White, Cherokee Indian, and African heritage - give her an unmistakable stage appeal.
She is the younger sister of recording artist Tami Chynn. Tessanne was introduced to music at a very early age by her parents. Her mother was the trumpeter/singer in a band called The Carnations and her father was the drummer. Tessanne started her stage career when she was six years old with Cathy Levy's "Little People and Teen Players Club", one of Jamaica's top performing arts schools.
Most of her vocal coaching came from her mother, and also from noted vocal coach, Lecie Wright. Tessanne learned firsthand about cultural diversity when she moved to England at age 12. She devoted a lot of her time to songwriting to express her feelings about her new life, in what was to her, a completely different world. Upon her return to Jamaica, Tessanne joined the Jamaican Rock Band, Mile High and performed for crowds at numerous local venues, including Jazz Fest, Rock Fest, and RETV Unplugged.Make Tessanne Playlist