Sendy is a vocalist with an amazing voice and a warm, personable style that builds instant rapport with the crowd. Her gospel roots serve her well when singing R&B and Pop grooves, lending authentic soul to each song. Her work as a music director and music teacher have elevated her musicianship and professionalism to a high degree. Also, Sendy's many years as a jazz vocalist infuse everything she sings with an exuberant air of creativity in response to the moment - making her a true entertainer.
She first started singing at age five in her father's church in New Jersey, then went on to formalize her music education at Howard University in Washington, DC. Next, Sendy started collaborating with other musicians and singing in local DC jazz venues. "That's when my education really began," she recalls. "I'd sit in with bands or sing at open mikes just to hone my craft and develop my sound."
Sendy expresses this sound on her debut CD, "Secrets of the Soul." A collection of jazz standards reworked with Sendy's style and arrangement ideas, "Secrets of the Soul" garnered international airplay and positive reviews in the Washington Post and other publications. This illustrates the quality of her voice and the caliber of her accompanists.
But what Sendy brings to the microphone that sets her apart is passion. Whether it's joy or pain, love or loss, Sendy puts her heart and soul into each line, lyric and song - making the experience unforgettable. Backed by an incredible ensemble of musicians, Sendy Brown creates a total mood, perfect for the discriminating music-lover who desires to have more than just average background music at their event.
Glenn Douglas: Piano / Keyboard
Walter Cosby: Bass
Wes Biles: Bass
Kwesi Brown: Percussion
Jeff Neal: Drums
Jay Nichols: Drums
Tony Cochran: Guitar
Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Thelonious Monk
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 240 minutes
Audiences will experience the finest in Jazz, Blues, R&B. Sendy's performances feature contemporary and creative arrangements of standard tunes.
Jazz - 'Round Midnight, My Funny Valentine, Angel Eyes, Skylark, In a Sentimental Mood, All Blues, This Masquerade, God Bless the Child, My One and Only Love, Lover Man, What a Difference a Day Made, Don't Explain, Summertime, Afro Blue, Four, Lush Life, The Autumn Leaves, Bye Bye Blackbird, When I Fall in Love, Someone to Watch over Me, Down Home Blues, Don't Go to Strangers
R&B - Just the Two of Us, Somewhere over the Rainbow, Heard it through the Grapevine, Cosmic Slop, This Masquerade, Respect, Too Shy to Say, Supertitious, I Write a Song for You, If You Want Me to Stay, Lady Marmalade, Grandma's Hands,
Past Booked Dates:
09-01-2012 — Gainesville, VA
08-31-2012 — Arlington, VA
08-29-2012 — El Golfo Restaurant, Silver Spring, MD
07-22-2012 — Blair Mansion, MD
07-14-2012 — Private - MD
06-23-2012 — Private, Rockville, MD
06-18-2012 — La Fontaine Bleue, Lanham, MD
06-08-2012 — Wegmans Cafe - Woodmore
06-02-2012 — Private - Washington, DC
05-30-2012 — Renaissance Hotel
05-30-2012 — El Golfo Restaurant
05-11-2012 — Wegmans Cafe, Woodmoore, MD
04-28-2012 — Empress Lounge, Washington, DC
04-18-2012 — El Dolfo Restaurant, Silver Spring, MD
CDs For Sale
Secrets of the Soul
2009: 25 gigs
2010: 20 gigs
2011: 20 gigs
2012: 2 gigs
Available for Your
Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casting Call, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Reunion, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception