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About the ArtistWhen asked where she originates from, SELENA proudly boasts, "From The Village of Harlem, by way of Savannah, Georgia, and all over The DMV". An R&B, Jazz & Blues singer described by Washington Post's Entertainment Reporter Mike Joyce as "...a commanding singer...emotionally expressive."
SELENA performs, in her own unforgettable eclectic style, everything from Bobby Cauldwell’s Jazzy “What You Won’t Do For Love”, to R&B/Soul Diva Mary J. Blige’s “Love No Limit”, from “Sassy” Sarah Vaughn’s “My Funny Valentine”, to the queen of Rock‘n Roll, Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary”. SELENA’s versatility even afforded her the opportunity to serve as guest “VJ” host for a series of 12 shows on “Jazzy Vocals”, an hour long video program that used to air on the then brand new “BET on Jazz: The First 24 hour Jazz Channel”.
SELENA has not only shared the stage with some of the “DMV’s” most talented musicians, but also had the pleasure of performing with quite a few of the industry’s “heavy hitters” like Wynton, Branford and Ellis Marsalis,two of Washington’s favorite vocalists Jean Carne and Carl Anderson (“Jesus Christ Superstar” fame), flutist Herbie Mann, saxophonists Kenny G, Clark Terry and Stanley Turrentine, Pieces Of A Dream and pianists Dr. Billy Taylor, Doug Carne and Harold Maybern.
SELENA has performed in premier entertainment settings from New York’s World Famous Apollo Theater, all the way to Madrid, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt, and back to Washington D.C.’s National Press Club, the Watergate Hotel, The French & British Embassies, Fort Dupont Amphitheater, The National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian Institute, The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, Blues Alley, Sweet Georgia Brown’s, The BET Soundstage, the Capitol City’s elegant Odyssey cruise ship, and Baltimore’s famous Bay Lady just to name a few. SELENA thought she’d made history when she performed at the 53rd Annual Presidential Inaugural Ball for then President Bill Clinton, then January 20, 2009 happened, and she performed at one of the “first African-American Commander and Chief of the United States’” Inaugural Balls.
Currently putting the finishing touches on her debut CD "Cry With A Smile", scheduled for a Winter 2010 release (date TBA), will be "a combination of Ole Skool and New Kool, with a little sumthin', sumthin' for everyone".
Touch Me, Feel U", SELENA'S entry into the National and DC Regional Andre Harrell Soul Singer Search Contest, will be the first single from the upcoming CD, take a listen, she promises 4 minutes and 57 seconds of "Eargasmic Bliss"!