Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Troy Qion’Ton and his two older siblings were reared by his mother. During his childhood years, Troy developed a passion for music, frequently singing songs by recording artists The Jackson Five, Blue Magic and The Stylistics, to entertain his family and pass the time as best he could. While music was always a passion, it was never a plan, and it wasn’t until his college days that he decided being a recording artist was what he wanted to do with his life.
Spurred on by the audience’s applause from his very first appearance, a talent contest at Chicago State University, Troy realised that he had the potential to become one of the greats. Troy majored in music under the tutelage of Donald Doig, his voice instructor, balancing his study with his singing and throwing himself into a new world of genres such as jazz, folk, classical, and spiritual music. During his vocal training, he learned to sing in French, Italian, and German, becoming a universal artist with seemingly unlimited potential.
Not one to do the job halfway, Troy also studied just about every other aspect of music, including piano, guitar, music theory, and conducting. As a songwriter and musician, Troy wrote his first single, ‘There Was A Time’, which went on to catch the attention of WGCI’s Radioscope showcase and Billboard Magazine’s Song Contest, where he was awarded a Certificate of Achievement of the top 10% in the pop category.
With a legacy forming behind him, Troy is working harder than ever to bring his unique soul sounds to the world. Troy has unequivocally made his mark on contemporary music in the Chicagoland area, and with a series of new concerts and shows underway, he’s not showing any sign of stopping.
Bringing to the stage a collection of music that artfully explores a modern urban vitality, Troy’s stage shows are built to impress. Forward-thinking and brilliantly soulful, his music pay homage to the classic R&B sensibilities that have made Troy a premiere voice in popular music for decades.
To get a glimpse at Troy’s magical sounds, be sure to make your way to the Paramount/Copley Theater on September 27th this year for a free show that you won’t want to miss.