Nia Savoy, the muse of Songbook South and our first regional Michael Feinstein Songbook Academy winner, has won another major competition Friday, March 23rd at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C. Sponsored by The National Society of Arts and Letters and The American Pops Orchestra, Savoy was one of 10 finalists, chosen from hundreds of applicants, who performed with a Jazz combo before a live audience judged by a variety of entertainment industry luminaries: Jim Caruso (Birdland Jazz Club), Baayork Lee (Tony-winning Broadway Legend), Kelly d’Amboise (Signature Theater and APO Resident Director) and Robert Pullen (Emmy nominated Producer and owner of Nouveau Productions). Savoy treated the audience to stunning performances of “Solitude” by Duke Ellington and “Cash for Your Trash” from the musical Ain’t Misbehavin’. With her first place win, she received a $500 cash award and has been guaranteed a mainstage performance in the 2018-19 American Pops Orchestra season.
Miss Savoy is not new to the national winner’s circle. In 2015 she won the national Young Arts Jazz Vocalist award that led to her being selected by Mikhail Baryshnikov to appear in a production he directed in New York City.
In 2014, Savoy won the national Great American Songbook Inspiration Award at the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative Vocal Competition held at The Palladium Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.
Miss Savoy’s convincing and expressively forceful performances continue to bring her considerable acclaim from industry professionals that have led to a flood of performance opportunities still pending as of the writing of this notice.
Shreveport's Own Soon To Be Broadway Super Star!
Exciting news brewing for our favorite Broadway belter, Bridget Winder! She is making a deal on a huge new bi-coastal project! You'll be so excited for her, once we can tell you all about it..........and yes, it involves singing! She can't stop raving about Naz Edwards and Daryl Kojak, since working being introduced to them at our Songbook South Inspiration Weekend; she is still working with Naz and intends to use Daryl once she becomes a full-time New Yorker. Meanwhile, we have one more time to see her in action before she makes her move to NYC! Tuesday, April 17th 6-8:30 p.m. with the Bill Causey Big Band singing some Music Theater and Songbook Standards at the Margaritaville Resort Casino! More info on the concert and her successes will be forthcoming!
You can view her amazing art work and hear some of her vocal talent at her website
We couldn't have been happier when our first Songbook South High School Vocal Competition winner February of 2017, Caleb Freeman, went on to win 2nd in the nation (The Songbook Celebration Award) at the Michael Feinstein Songbook Academy High School Vocal Competition in Carmel, Indiana in July of 2017.
He returns to Shreveport next month to sing with the Bill Causey Big Band on May 22, 2018 at the Margaritaville Resort Casino 6-8:30 p.m.
We can't wait!
FROM OUR STAGE TO LA!
Isabella Fowler is making her mark in LA and coming to big and little screens near you! Here she is giving us some Coco Chanel "realness". (No, seriously, she is playing the famous designer, Coco Chanel, in her new movie Famous Little Girls.)
She's also been filming many commercials, modeling and working on various other projects while she has been away from her dear home of Shreveport. No surprise. We always knew she was fabulous!
We will keep you posted on all of her new projects!