Just a country girl from Florida born in rural Osteen (just outside of Orlando), CeCe Teneal
has since brought her music to over 47 countries as the opening act for Buddy Guy, Joe
Cocker, Johnny Lang, Betty Wright, Cameo, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Jazmin
Sullivan, Fantasia, Maze & Frankie Beverly, and the legendary B.B. King. She currently
tours both her soulful and funky originals as well as a celebration of the music of Aretha
Franklin to tens of thousands annually at performing arts centers around the United States
and onboard multiple luxury cruise lines.
CeCe never envisioned herself as a performer, but having inherited her voice from her
mother, the universe had a different plan. She has been nominated for four Independent
Music Awards and claimed the title for 2011 Best Gospel Song (“I Heard You Prayin’“) and
2011 Best R&B Album (Train from Osteen), as well as 2018 Best Soul/Funk/Fusion Song
(“Danger”). Other accolades include the 2008-2010 Orlando Best Live Band, the 2017
Orlando Music Trailblazer Award, and the honor of being chosen as the halftime headliner
for the 2019 Citrus Bowl. In 2022, Mayor Buddy Dyer and Mayor Jerry Demmings
proclaimed September 17th as Annual Cece Teneal Day in Orlando and Orange County
respectively to celebrate her 20 years of arts and entertainment contributions. In 2023,
Cece was honored by the Orlando Magic as a Diversity Game Changer for her
philanthropic work in Central Florida.
A consummate performer who delivers “whether there’s 5 people or 5,000 in the
audience,” CeCe seeks to transcend cultural and generational barriers with her music, and
audiences can expect a new album later this year to be released on all major streaming
platforms and ceceteneal.com.