Bringing Carolina sass to the Pacific Northwest, Cheryse McLeod Lewis is a Greensboro, NC native who was raised on fabulous Motown music and hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts! 


As the founder and executive producer of The Jewel Tones, Cheryse loves performing for Motown fans of all ages, from toddlers to grandparents. She's the Alto of the trio.

Random Fun Fact: Cheryse is also a professional opera singer who once performed on the 1st National Broadway Tour of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.



Born in San Diego, CA, Elizabeth Galafa is a lover of sun, sand, and shrimp burritos. 


Aside from putting hot sauce on almost everything she eats, she adds spice to The Jewel Tones vocals by singing 2nd soprano on most of the arrangements.


Random Fun Fact: Elizabeth loves to watch Hallmark Christmas movies and occasionally talks her husband into watching them with her.  And her birthday is Christmas Day.




Rachel Nofziger is thrilled and honored to be living her childhood dream of singing soulful, bold jams with two strong women. 


Seattle is her home and she revels in bringing history, joy, and community to life through Motown-inspired shows. Rachel sings 1st soprano in the trio.


Random Fun Fact: When not singing opera or Motown, Rachel is a mother of three, a nurse, and an urban farmer.

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the jewel tones

THE JEWEL TONES are a sparkling homage to the music of Motown, the definitive era of American artistry and soul. This all-female, Motown-inspired vocal trio performs all of the most popular Motown hits and always leaves audiences "dancin' in the street!" With lively choreography, dazzling costumes, amazing wigs and a glamorous style reminiscent of the great 1960s girl groups, the trio engages audiences with warmth and nostalgia and welcomes them back to a time when Diana Ross was queen and brilliant women

ruled the stage. It doesn't get any better than this All-American, Motown playlist that includes hits by The Supremes, The Temptations, The Shirelles, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Martha & The Vandellas, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Ronettes and many more. Audiences love singing along with all of these fantastic songs that have stood the test of time.

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Meet The  Jewel  Tones




The word Motown is short for its Detroit birthplace, AKA "Motor Town".

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