Serafia pronounced 'sah-RAH-fee-uh' is a highly versatile soul, jazz and blues inspired vocalist with a distinctive rich tone, surgical delivery, and a FOUR and a HALF octave vocal range. Serafia's style is the perfect blend of all three of these genres....all mixed with Serafia's unique artistry. Serafia seamlessly fuses her style and sound in a genre she likes to call, Velvet Smoke; coupled with her poetic and edgy songwriting, she gives a type of class and sophistication reminiscent of music from an earlier era- and at the same time, sounding fresh and new.
Serafia has appeared on National TV on MTV singing back-up for Grammy Award winning Electronic Duo, The Chainsmokers - see link (http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/xowc8r/woodies-10-for-16-roses-live) and has appeared on National and International TV while singing the National Anthem for various major sporting events. Serafia spent her time cultivating her musial artistry in Austin, Texas, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. At age 11, Serafia opened up for the Beach Boys and since then, has shared the stage with CeCe Peniston, Ledisi, Will Downing, Blackstreet, Taylor Dayne, Bilal, BWB and Rick Braun.
This vocal sorceress also possesses an edgy songwriting prowess that has earned her placements on national TV, co-writing the theme song for the reality series, Empire Girls, which starred Adrienne Bailon (current host of The Real)
Her pop songwriting ability has also garnered interested for licensing and placements with major record labels including Sony and Atlantic Records.
As a child, Serafia trained in the finest vocal jazz camps in the U.S., and toured Eastern Europe on a University scholarship. Her love for classic soul, blues and jazz, coupled with her love of modern R&B, pop and hip-hop give Serafia's original music her own personal stamp. Serafia makes her full-time living in music and will keep gaining traction in various facets of the music and entertainment industry!
Jazz, Soul, R&B