- All Ages
- Two item minimum
Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:30 PM
The Groove, New York, NY
- Ticket Price: $0.00
- Show Type: Jazz
Two items minimum
Heavily influenced by her uncle, Buster Cooper, a ten-year member of the famed Duke Ellington Band, Siobhan has been dancing to jazz tunes well before she could walk. At the age of thirteen she began classical training from voice teacher Dawn Eubanks at The Pinellas County Center for the Arts. During her tenure at the PCCA program, she received numerous awards and accolades, including being named a finalist in the Walker Rising Stars scholarship foundation and being a featured soloist at the National Holocaust Remembrance project in Washington D.C.
After graduation, Siobhan attended the University of South Florida in Tampa and received a degree in Classical Voice under the direction of Dr. Warren Jaworski. She has appeared in 1940's Radio Hour as Geneva Lee Brown, in Platinum Theaters Bella Voce, as Bess in Porgy and Bess, in Inertia the Musical as Summer Breeze, and in New York’s very own Cranky Cabaret. Siobhan has also created her own one-woman show at New York’s famous Duplex Theater, “Siobhan Monique and More.” Always expanding her vocal prowess, Siobhan has been the lead vocalist Duke Ellington alum, Buster Cooper and his jazz band, and she has sung lead for the jazz and funk band, The Groove. Currently, Siobhan is the lead vocalist of her band The Product as well as the current lead in the off-Broadway musical Freedom’s Song, playing the role of Sara.
Her artistic work is also influenced by her favorite singer and activist, Nina Simone who stressed that it is the duty of every artist to reflect the times and speak truthfully on them to help mold a better . Siobhan also lives by the words of her grandmother who told her to always remain gracious and grateful and to remember that who have helped along the way. Such influence and advice has been the catalyst for Siobhan’s growth as a performer.