"Siggy Davis hat der Soul von Aretha Franklin, das tiefe Gefühl von Billie Holiday, das unsprüngliche Gospel feeling von Mahlia Jackson, der freche Blues von Bessie Smith und vor allem der Swing und die Improvisationlust von Ella Fitzgerald klingen in Siggys Stimme an..."
"Siggy Davis has the Soul of Aretha Franklin, the deep feelings of Billie Holiday, the organic Gospel feeling of Mahalia Jackson and above all, the Swing and improvisational inclinations of Ella Fitzgerald chiming in Siggys voice"
Lothar Krist Musik-Redakteur und Moderation NDR/Leader Hannover Big Band
"Siggy Davis shows a range that,if it continues to affirm itself should take her to the higher heights of her profession. Ms.Davis is an expressive actress whose performance is not just realistic but, riveting!"
The Black American, NYC
"Den absoluten Höhepunkt im Ensemble zum Schluss:Siggy Davis als Sonya... Sie ist der heimliche Star der Show,wenn mit ihrer Operhauser fuellenden stimme Lust und Frust singt... Da schwingt erotik in der stimme,ein vibrato , gaensehaut verausacht."
"The absolute high point of the company is Siggy Davis as Sonya...she is the secret Star of the show.When her opera house filled voice,,,full of passion sings... a eroticism in her voice. a vibrato that bring goose bumps to the skin..."
Musical Magazine,The European Premiere of Cy-Colemans"The Life"
Siggy Davis - Bio
Siggy Davis is an international performing artist who is well established in the areas of Jazz and international Broadway musicals and a product of the National Endowment for the Arts (a US agency for the gifted and talented).
By the time she was nine years old, Siggy had already debuted off broadway (13th Street Playhouse) and toured professionally (Westport Playhouse), as well as studied with Dr. Gitta Honegger (Yale / Columbia University) and Jane Copeland (The Metropolitan Opera). Siggy's artistic training included Project Act, InterArts, Center for Creative Youth, the National Scholar in the Arts program, and Girls State (Connecticut Attorney General) for American Junior Government.
The recipient of a Sterling Brown Talent scholarship and two Owen Dodson Awards, Siggy went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the renowned Howard University under the tutelage of Professor Vera Katz, Dr. Carol Singleton, and Professor Henriette Edmonds.Stevens
After graduation, she went to New York City, where she debuted as "Pokie" in Judi Ann Mason's award winning play A Star Ain't Nothin' But A Hole in Heaven. It was through this production that Siggy met dance legend Dianne McIntyre, who became her mentor. Siggy was featured with such artists as: Olu Dara, Don Pullen, Hannibal Peterson, and Amina Claudine Myers as a young vocalist with Ms. McIntyre.
Also having ventured into the world of film, Siggy took part in Spike Lee's black film renaissance with Do the Right Thing, Mo Better Blues, and several other New York film projects. Siggy's American credits include productions at Circle Rep, the Kennedy Center, Billie Holiday Theater, Studio Theater, Theaterworks USA, Olney Theater, and The Folger Shakespeare Theater, where she became a Shakespeare Fellow under the guidance of Michael Kahn, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, and Philip Goodwin.
Siggy Davis on tour in Poland
Special guest of polish Jazz Great Kris "Puma" PumiakMarch 4th - Zielona GoraMarch 5th - Zielona GoraMarch 6th - MogilnoMarch 8th - KaliszMarch 10th - PrzemyslMarch 11th - Legnica
"An Evening with Dinah Washington" featuring "Master Class"March 19th - Badensche Hof, Berlin
"Dinah Washington", Queen of the Blues"March 29th - Wilde Oscar, BerlinMarch 31st - Wilde Oscar, Berlin
"Motown , die Legende"Soring Tour 2016March 30th - BuchholzApril 1st - FürthApril 2nd - KornwestheimApril 3rd - SchorndorfApril 4th - PlochingenApril 6th - Duisburg-WalsumApril 7th - GifhornApril 8th - Salzgitter BadApril 9th - WahlstedtApril 11th - ItzehoeApril 12th - VersmoldApril 13th - WeinheimApril 14th - TroisdorfApril 15th - RemscheidApril 16th - Tönisvorst - St.Tönis
"Dinah Washington,Queen of the Blues"April 19th - Wilde Oscar, BerlinApril 21st - Wilde Oscar, Berlin
Dürener Jazz Festival - Siggy Davis QuartettJune 1st - Düren
Siggy Davis on tour in Poland
Special guest of polish Jazz Great Kris "Puma" PumiakJune 17th - Ketrzyn/Frankfurt OderJune 18th - BydogszczJune 19th - Sieradraz
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CD ReleasesSiggy has released four CDs:
- Siggy Davis Live in Europe
- Play It By Ear
- Just As I Am
(a collaboration with Jazz great Jean Paul Bourelly)
- I Wish You Love
The newest 2013 release which was co-produced with her music partner, Oliver Gross.
Contact / Impressum
Berlin / Germany
Siggy Davis Ensemble
Management / Warsaw:
Fon: 698 616 907
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In the early 1990s, Siggy toured internationally as a featured vocalist with "Broadway Musicals New York", which played in fourteen countries. While on tour in Berlin, she met Queen Yahna and Januari Watts, who subsequently introduced her to the international music and theater scene. Siggy "cut her Jazz teeth" at Gary Wiggins Blues Cafe in Berlin working with Reggie Moore, Earl Bostick, and Eb Davis, to mention but a few. She was also invited as a house artist at the historic Tränenpalast, where she was showcased by Marcos Herold for fourteen years, garnering such honors as invitations to perform for President Bill Clinton and receiving a painting of herself on the former Berlin Wall.
Siggy has headlined in Europe with such artists as James Carter, Archie Shepp, Nina Hagen, Kim Clark, Omar Sosa, Charlie Mariano, Mari Ann Larsen, and Joe Bowie, just to name a few. Always keeping her foot planted in the theater, Siggy has been featured in productions at the Theater des Westens, Hamburg Schauspielhaus, Theater am Gartnerplatz, and the Deutsche Oper. She has starred as Effie in Dreamgirls, Sonya in The Life, Ella Fitzgerald in Marilyn, and sang Tina Turner / Janis Joplin in the international company in Beehive.
Most recently, she played the lead of "Selica" in the Giacomo Meyerbeer opera "Die Afrikanerin" at the Bodensee Festival in conjunction with the Theater Konstanz. The opera was directed by Jasmina Hadziahmetovic with musical direction by Tobias Schwenke.
To date, Siggy has released four CDs: "Siggy Davis Live in Europe", "Play It By Ear" - The Siggy Davis Quartett, "Just As I Am" (a collaboration with Jazz great Jean Paul Bourelly), and her newest 2013 release of "I Wish You Love", which was co-produced with her music partner, Oliver Gross. Siggy's international formation, The Siggy Davis Ensemble, books out of Warsaw featuring Stefan Gasiniec, Stan Michalak, and Kenny Martin. After forty years on the international stage, Siggy says, "I'm just so blessed by my journey and am so glad to be here." A relevant voice in the international Jazz and music scene: Siggy Davis.
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