Ceci was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico,
and raised in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area around a family of musicians and
talented vocalists. Her father was a
vocalist, guitarist and band leader in the late 50’s and early 60’s, releasing
2 singles independently around El Paso, Texas and the Southwestern parts of New
Mexico. Ceci followed her father’s
footsteps with her father’s direction and support and began to sing at the age
of 10, then soon performing professionally in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area by the
age of 16.
Early Recording Experience...
Once arrived, she soon became a
high-profile performer while at the same time building her reputation as a
prolific songwriter and recording artist. Opportunities ensued to sing on jingles for radio commercials and
finally to pursue her dream to become a major label artist and performer. She was signed to an Independent Label as a
dance music artist and released her first single “Boyfriend” under the management of Sammy Mikel and later Tommy
Quon Productions, which soon lead to a major contract with Virgin Records in the late 80’s, with an EP deal in R&B and
Ceci has toured the country as well as
performed overseas as opening act for many R&B and Jazz artists such as,
for Kirk Whalum, Kenny G, Freddie Jackson, Pebbles, Baby Face & the Deal,
The Mac Band, Lakeside, Yarbrough & Peoples, Stacy Lattisaw, Gerald
Albright, Michael Cooper, and Tony Terry, to name a few.
Ceci continues to collaborate with various production companies in the Dallas area, writing and producing R&B and Jazz music as a session vocalist. She also offers herself as a vocal coach and is a vocal arrangement coordinator in the studio as well as for live stage shows. She performs regularly with various local groups as a lead and background vocalist and has remained prolific as a vocalist in all genres of music with a strong presence in the R&B and Blues Industry to date.