Singer-songwriter and bandleader Tina Colón was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She learned piano at an early age, and started singing with her best friend from high school who wanted to be a pop star. Soon enough, she began writing songs of her own. She came to New Haven in 2005 to become a student at Yale University. She picked up the guitar; she sang with the Yale Gospel Choir and the Shades a cappella group; she eventually recorded her first original CD; and she performed her songs for various audiences in and around New Haven (including a brief stint as a jazz vocalist).
Tina now serves as the worship pastor of the Elm City Vineyard Church here in New Haven while also working as an immigration lawyer with Wiggin and Dana. She lives with her husband Josh, who is a pastor, in the Dwight-Kensington neighborhood of New Haven, and she continues to perform and write music. Her original songs are soulful with a justice bent and are infused with faith, hope, and lots of love.