… my life with the great ladies of song​

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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In 2012 she sang the role of Selica in Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera “Die Afrikanerin” at the Bodensee Festspiele at the Theater Konstanz.

In 2013, Siggy played the role of “Queenie” in the Bad Hersfelder Festspiele production Of “Show Boat” under the direction of Melissa King. Most recently she starred in the European premiere of “Dinah Washington, Queen of the Blues” (“Dinah Was”) commissioned by Felix Bloch Verlag from William Morris Literary Agency, NYC Musical Direction by Steven L. Gross. Siggy and creative collaborator James Edward Lyons Co-produced “Dinah” and are currently in production for her new One Woman show, “Sirens” featuring Jazz Legend Reggie Moore.

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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Siggy Davis presents her fantastic one-woman-show „Sirens“​

Accompanied on piano by jazz legend Reggie Moore, Siggy conjures up some of the greatest female songwriters of our time – as only Siggy can!

Siggy Davis‘ expressive vocals combine soul and jazz elements in a unique way. She is a grandiose storyteller in the blues, soulful in jazz and soul ballads, virtuoso in jazz songs. Born as an army brat in Nuremberg and raised in New York, she has been on stage since she was a child. She studied at Howard University and excelled in musical and theater productions. Her film work includes roles in Spike Lee’s „Do the Right Thing“ and Mike Nichols‘ „Regarding Henry“.

Siggy Davis came into contact with the German theater and music scene on an international theater tour. She played leading roles at the Theater des Westens, the Bad Hersfeld Festival and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, among others. At the 2012 International Lake Constance Festival, she took on the role of Selica in Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera „Die Afrikanerin“ at the Theater Konstanz. As a jazz singer, she has performed with Nina Hagen, James Carter, Archie Shepp, Kim Clark, Omar Sosa, Charlie Mariano, Mari Ann Larsen and Joe Bowie, among others. With her jazz band, The Siggy Davis Quartet, she tours throughout Europe and is a regular guest of the Hannover Big Band, the Hessian Radio Orchestra and others.

Her new solo program „Sirens“ is a magical journey, a tribute to legendary jazz women, to some of the greatest singers – sirens like Judy Garland, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington. Siggy Davis evokes these great women in her new autobiographical show, backed by jazz legend Reggie Moore on piano. Join us for an evening of music, theater and memories on a journey to the Island of Sirens.

Press reviews

„Siggy Davis has the soul of Aretha Franklin, the deep feelings of Billie Holiday, the gospel feeling of Mahlia Jackson, the cheeky blues of Bessie Smith and above all the swing and improvisational joy of Ella Fitzgerald.
This is what characterizes Siggy’s voice…“ 

„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 joy of Ella Fitzgerald in Siggy’s voice“ Lothar Krist Music Editor and Presenter NDR/Hannover Big Band Director

„Siggy Davis shows a range that, if she continues to prove herself, should take her into the higher spheres of her profession. Ms. Davis is an expressive actress whose performance is not only realistic, but captivating!“
The Black American, NYC

„The absolute highlight of the ensemble is Siggy Davis as Sonya. She is the secret star of the show when she sings with passion in a voice that fills the opera house. There’s an eroticism to it, a vibrato that gives you goosebumps…“

„The absolute highlight of the ensemble is Siggy Davis as Sonya…she is the secret star of the show…when she sings with passion in a voice that fills the opera house…eroticism resonates, a vibrato that gives you goose bumps…“
Musical Magazine,The European premiere of Cy-Coleman’s „The Life“

Events and upcoming dates

2. + 3. February 2024

Siggy Davis & Puma Band

Klub muzyczny W12 Opole
Wapienna 12
Booking  506057072

Start: 19:00

15. March 2024

Siggy Davis

w/Master Class

Badenscher Hof
Berlin

25. May 2024

Siggy Davis – HOME

ART Stalker – Kunst + Bar + Events
Kaiser-Friedrich-Straße 67
10627 Berlin

A musical journey through 30 years of jazz, soul, blues and Broadway, a little gospel and a lot of love

Start 8 pm
Admission 7 pm
Ticket 29 €
If tickets are still available, there will be a box office. We recommend using the advance sale.

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