SAYCON SENGBLOH For Your Consideration: Grammy: Traditional R&B

Saycon Sengbloh is on the 57th Grammy Ballot for Best Traditional R&B Song

Saycon Sengbloh is on the 57th Grammy Ballot for Best Traditional R&B Song

Dear Recording Academy:

Kind thanks to the Voting Members of the Recording Academy for your consideration. Saycon Sengbloh is on the ballot for 57th Annual Grammy Awards in the category of Traditional R&B! First round ballots are due November 5th.

Now Streaming “Be Here” by Saycon Sengbloh for your consideration: Saycon Sengbloh (vocals), Jason Michael Webb (piano), & Jonathan Dinklage (Viola/Violin)

Now Streaming “Everything” by Saycon Sengbloh for your consideration : Saycon Sengbloh (vocals), Jason Michael Webb (piano), Konrad Adderley (bass), Les Cleveland (drums), & Dave Rosenthal (guitar)

Sengbloh on ballot for 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Saycon Sengbloh on 1st round ballot for 57th Annual Grammy Awards

As an independent artist, you may or may not be privy to Saycon’s career in the arts read below to learn more! Sengbloh was previously featured on songs in Grammy nominated recordings listed below:

Motown the Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording

*Saycon Sengbloh is lead female vocalist on “Get Ready / Dancing In the Streets”

Fela!: Original Broadway Cast Recording

*Saycon Sengbloh is lead female vocalist through out the album including “Upside Down” & “Water No Get Enemy”

Hair: The New Broadway Cast Recording

*Saycon Sengbloh is lead vocalist on “Four Score/Abie Baby”

Want to learn more about Saycon visit Official Website or read below:
Saycon Sengbloh was born in Atlanta, GA. to an American mother and Liberian father.  She has been a featured actress and vocalist in the newest generation of contemporary shows on Broadway and off-Broadway, embracing a new sound of pop, rock, & soul music and production including Rent, Oprah Winfrey’s the Color Purple the musical, Disney’s Aida, the new revival of Hair, Wicked, Hurt Village, & also the first Afro-beat musical, Fela! where she starred as the delicious Sandra Iszadore. She was photographed and named one of the hottest up and coming acts in the annual juice issue of VIBE magazine. “Fela!” the musical won several Tony awards! Saycon sings on the Grammy nominated soundtracks for “Fela!”, “Hair”, “Motown the Musical” and also provided backing vocals on the soundtrack for the Julie Taymore film “Across the Universe”. The ever versatile actress brings hip-hop to Broadway in Tupac Shakur production “Holler If Ya Hear Me” including Saycon Sengbloh as a muse and rapper to a new generation of theater fans. She began performing as a kid in plays and musicals at Tri-Cities School for Visual and Performing Arts and attended Agnes Scott College and has been seen in commercials, print ads, and on the cover of the New York Times Best seller: “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Connie Brisco. After numerous productions with the Freddie Hendrick’s Youth Ensemble of Atlanta. She has worked with directors Kenny Leon, Michael Greif, Charles Randolph-Wright, & Tyler Perry among others. She is very proud to have appeared in the films of female directors Julie Dash and Julie Taymore. Saycon Sengbloh has a cult following among New York theatre fans as the first woman of African descent to perform the role of Elphaba the Wicked witch of the West in Universal’s hugely popular musical “Wicked” and as an indie music artist and songwriter she has released several songs available online and music videos including, “Be Here”, “Warrior” and “Possible”.

Watch Saycon live at 54 Below

Check out this video footage of my August 13th Concert at 54 Below! I’m Saycon Sengbloh and I love to entertain, be it acting or singing please enjoy these clips. Scroll down for list of full band and singers below:

I’m Here [From the Color Purple]

Mama’s House / I Can’t Stand the Rain

The Band:

Lead Vocals- Saycon Sengbloh

Piano- Andre “Chez” Lewis,  Vocals- Stephanie Fischer,  Vocals- Christin Amena

Drums- Alex Durant,  Bass- Marcus Reddick,  Guitar- David Rosenthal

Associate: Tim Yates          Assistant: Darius Bradley

 Many  thanks to Eric Perl for video and editing!

Saycon Sengbloh Single “Everything” Available CDbaby, iTunes, & Amazon

Download Everything by Saycon online now

VINTAGE POP SOUL w/ SAYCON @ 54Below in NYC Aug 13th

What a year its been so far! What a journey, I’m excited to share some new music with you all as I prepare my concerts for my 54 Below debut. Earlier this year I was  seen in the show  Holler If Ya Hear Me which featured the music of Tupac Shakur  and Motown the Musical in the heart of Times Square on Broadway. Also I’m featured along with the cast of Fela the Musical in the Sundance documentary, Finding Fela Any of you who may want to see more of me get to know the voice and personality behind the actress, come out to hear me sing some of your favorite songs in my own way and some just as you like them( lol). Songs from my theatrical career and songs I wrote as well, with a tasty meal or drinks and desserts to boot! My Instagram moniker is VintagePopSoul and I decided to name the show that because they all exist within me. Thanks for all the well wishes on this year’s success I remain grateful! Mark your calendars now Gmail users!

Saycon at 54 Below Aug 13th and Aug 29th

Excitedly, I have also released the 2nd single from my forth coming album, the song is called “Everything” and you can download it on iTunes and Googleplay !Download Everything by Saycon online now

*photos by Kat Hennesey
*Cd cover graphics Mojo Visual

Saycon Sengbloh Covers I Got Next Magazine

 

Saycon Sengbloh covers I Got Next Magazine

Saycon Sengbloh covers I Got Next Magazine

“I Got Next” Magazine cover photography by Preston W. Dugger

Saycon Sengbloh performing live at DROM December 2013

 

Saycon Cast of Motown

Saycon Sengbloh & the Cast of Motown rehearse in their coats: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo: courtesy of Joe Perrotta

Saycon Sengbloh & the Cast of Motown rehearse in their coats: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Photo: courtesy of Joe Perrotta

Saycon Drom Dec 16th

OMG We’re going to be on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! You’ve got to watch us doing it up in the frrreeezing cold! Honey, my Mom is up to visit and all my Motown the musical people have been getting ready! So here we come!

ALSO, did you know I am going to be performing December 16th at Drom?

Visit www.DromNYC.com to learn more about it!  In the meantime watch us on the Macy’s Day Parade!

xoxo,

Saycon

 

The Jam with Daniel J. Watts featuring Saycon

 

Check me out at the Canal room September 9th 2013! 8pm show with Daniel Watts and many more!

Check me out at the Canal room September 9th 2013! 8pm show with Daniel Watts and many more!

September 9th is gonna be Funky!  Monday September 9th at the Canal Room 285 West Broadway 8pm Show Doors opening at 7:30 I hope to see you there!!I will be performing in the hottest show put together by wordsmith, Daniel J. Watts! He will do his poetic word spitting rhyming thing and feature some talented cats Derrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher, Grasan Kingsberry, Ephraim Sykes are going to be gracing the stage as well!We will grace the stage for a night of poetry, music, hip-hop and satisfy your ears! Come on out and enjoy us! The Jam! To purchase tickets click here!

 

Visit Wattswords.com or call 866.601.6730 for more information!

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!

 

Saycon Sengbloh appears as Martha Reeves in Motown the Musical

Finally, finally, I can officially say that I am performing the role of Martha Reeves in Motown the Musical. Martha and the Vandellas are a superstar girl group of the Motown era. You may not know it but every time you sing “Heatwave” or “Dancing in the Streets” you are singing a Vandellas tune. This Atlanta girl, this College Park, Georgia native is pleased to represent Miss Reeves! I met her years ago in Detroit and look forward to meeting her again. We all have big shoes to fill playing these real life music heroes in Motown the Musical and speaking for myself I definitely don’t take this lightly. We had an invited rehearsal in the studio for press and reporters to come in and check out our process and see a few scenes from the show. I really can’t wait for the audience to see our show!

Martha and the Vandellas

Martha and the Vandellas

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