Saycon in Elijah Bland’s “For the Record” Music video

Today is the debut of the music video for Elijah Bland’s single, “For the Record” I’m so excited to share this music video with you! Elijah Bland is an R&B artist who makes that soulful sort of music you listen to with your boo and a nice drink in your hand! Check out the music video for his single, “For The Record” co-starring yours truly, Saycon . Yes, folks I’m a video girl LOL but no worries its a lovely display of black love! Happy to represent. I’ve been back in the lab working hard on my music as well. The Howlin’ peeps will hopefully be pleased when my single, “Everything” is released,  gotta make sure its right and can’t put a rush on the music you know? In the meantime we will be preparing the crowdfunding perks that my contributors are to receive for their contributions to funding my music project! Please keep your eyes peeled for updates via Indiegogo and also in your email boxes as well, don’t want anything to go to your spam or junk folders. Thanks again and please enjoy! ” For the Record” by Elijah Bland. Also see me in Motown on Broadway singing live!

 

 

Saycon Meets Quincy Jones

Saycon greets Quincy Jones after Motown performance!

Saycon greets Quincy Jones after Motown performance! photo by Bruce Glikas

” Mr. Jones its so nice to meet you! Ooooh and you smell good!” yep those were the words I said to a man who has been credited as the king daddy-o of modern jazz, orchestrations, and pop music! “I played Martha Reeves,” I nearly screamed in his ear! “Maaaartha!!!” he responded and laughed with genuine joy and affection. The cast each had their own moments with him as he held court with us for a nice amount of time after our Tuesday night performance. I was thrilled to meet him at this point in my life and career although I met him years ago as a teenage in the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta when our group performed at a birthday party for Jane Fonda. This somehow was much different though. In this incarnation I’ve read his biography, obsessed over his performances as he conducted the Rat Pack concerts in Vegas (I have the DVD box set), and google the fun questions like “Guess who scored the theme song for the hit tv sitcom Sandford & Son?” I’m a little obsessed and totally inspired by the lexicon of music that flows through this man’s mind! From the soundtrack to The Color Purple to Michael Jackson’s Thriller this man’s music shaped so much of the sounds my generation and generations before me have come to know and love. To meet him after performing in Berry Gordy’s Motown was a thrill simply because Quincy Jones, a statesman of music has the rare a true and absolute peer in someone like Berry Gordy. They are the two men who’s influence help to guide one of the most talented performers the world has known, Micheal Jackson. Good times indeed. What a great omen to meet such a great music man on the first day of several studio sessions to come for my Howlin’ project. with less than 48 hours to meet our goal, he was certainly a positive reminder of what a person can do with talent and creativity.

Visit the link below to support my album fundraiser by May 17th:

http://Indiegogo.com/projects/Saycon-Music-Project

Saycon’s Music Project: We Need Your Help

Saycon Sengbloh Indiegogo donation flyer

My name is Saycon Sengbloh. I’m an artist.

http://Indiegogo.com/projects/Saycon-Music-Project

I create art to entertain people, I sing and act night after night to bring people joy! And it is my hope that you can be a part of the new project I’m working on a personal movement that represents where I am in my life as an artist: Howlin’.

All the time people ask me when you gonna do a full album? Are you putting out new music soon?! Well the answer is yes! I’ve embarked on a new music project, with the working title Howlin’. I’m an artist so that title could change but the essence of what I’m doing and the songs are true to my heart, originals written by myself, and my co producer Jason Webb and songs written by some of your favorite popular soul  and blues music icons with special writers to be announced in the future!

Soul music and pop music are close to my heart so much so that I dream in music, I dream of voices singing and that’s no lie! I grew up loving music in Atlanta with my face close to the speaker as Prince’s first album “For You” spun on the record player bringing me to tears, I enjoyed the sensual tender rasp of Sade and as a teenager the Soul fuel hip-hop of Ceelo Green with Goodie Mob and Outcast ( the first hip-hop group to win album of the year at the Grammys) was the soundtrack to my young life. Why am I sharing all of this with you? Because its my hope that you will be a part of my journey. Help me to keep original soul music alive.

Howlin is Popular Soul music.

soaked in Rhythm & blues

washed in Hip-Hop

and sprinkled in Country—

too much to describe as you can see, DONATE NOW to get hear the album and truly see what I mean! Thank you ! Thank You! Thank You!

 

The life of an Artist depends on community!

 

Motown Musical’s Jason Webb: Musician Composer Extraordinaire

Jason Webb Pianist Composer Arranger

Jason Webb is one those people that takes you by surprise, a quiet unassuming presence, a peaceful rock even  in a room full of turmoil. But don’t let that fool you, he is quietly taking the NYC music scene by storm one project at a time and his latest is “Love Lead the Way” presented by the Brooklyn Tabernacle choir. “Love Lead the Way”,  a record he produced just debuted at #5 on the iTunes gospel chart! Jason Webb co-wrote half the album and orchestrated as well.

Click here to download LoveLeadtheWay on Itunes

I’m excited to work with Jason on my first full length album release, Howlin’. My history with him started on Broadway and we are fast becoming friends, (his house parties are amazing) and he has been a part of many amazing shows but I’m  filled with pride when I think of the work Jason Webb has been a part of this year! He has indeed been a part of history read below:

 America’s Inaugural Choir

Proud. It’s certainly not a big enough a word to describe my emotion on Inauguration day 2013, I was preparing for the day ahead, watching the Inauguration ceremony when I looked up and saw Alicia Olatuja, one of NYC’s most  beautiful vocalists, in the middle of my television screen,  her mezzo-soprano voice filled my speakers. I did some recording at her home studio in Brooklyn a while back and had just seen her over the holidays so her bright eyes were a pleasant surprise. But then it all clicked in my head and I remembered the project that Jason Webb, my neighbor and associate musical director of Motown the Musical has been working on. For the last few weeks Jason had been burning the midnight oil  for many days helping to perfect the music that would come to represent the U.S.A.  on one of our finest days.  The 2nd inauguration of our 44th president, Barack H. Obama. As a part of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Jason shines in music production arranging, and vocals  and I’m so proud to know him. I’ve worked with him on several productions including The Color Purple the musical, and also a reading of The First Noel a beautiful soon to be produced holiday musical he co-created as a commissioned work at the Classical Theatre of Harlem. I love working with Jason he is a force behind the keys and in front of the mike bringing out the best in every musician and singer he works with. He’s one of NYC’s up and coming musicians to watch, his hands have blessed a lot of projects from gospel to theatre. Visit his website  to learn more about him.

Click here to download the recording of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” as performed on Inauguration day

 

Click here to Watch the Brooklyn Tabernacle performance again and relive the magic of Inauguration Day