Upcoming Dates

Hot off the heels of a hugely successful debut, Anacostia Arts Center proudly presents another FREE musical season of ALL THE WAY LIVE TUESDAYS! With a varied line up of hip-hop, R&B, funk, soul and more, this series exemplifies the vibrant creative economy of DMV talent. In the words of legendary singer Patti Austin, “[Cecily is] a brilliant, beautiful, and talented young lady—look out!” Cecily is a powerhouse vocalist and sensitive songwriter, studying voice for more than 10 years and graduating from Swarthmore College. With a passion for soul, jazz, and ’90s R&B, Cecily has entertained audiences up and down the East Coast with her impassioned live performances. Her voice has been compared to vocalists such as Brandy and Corinne Bailey Rae.
Cecily celebrates the release of her album "Grow" at her debut concert as an Artist in Residence at the Strathmore.
Vocalist Cecily leads this free workshop which explores the healing capabilities of singing. By getting in touch with your breath and the vibrations moving through your body, you have a unique opportunity to strengthen awareness of your body and emotions. Through breathing and vocal exercises, improvisation, and group singing, participants learn tools for healing that can be both meditative and energizing. This workshop is intended for those with an interest in singing, however all levels of singing experience are welcome.
May 23, 2018
North Bethesda, MD
Cecily performs her final concert at The Strathmore as an Artist in Residence. She will premiere her new commissioned work.

Past Dates

Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series” is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists for only $10?
Cecily will be opening for Grammy-Award winning singer and songwriter Jon Carroll, formally of the band Starland. “Jon Carroll is a one man band, a poet, a songwriter, a singer of every kind of song and above all, a musician’s musician...and I can also attest to his being a not-to-be-missed performer.” ~Mary Chapin Carpenter
Feb 24, 2018
Washington, DC
Join Cecily and her band for a night of soulful original music and classic jazz standards. There is no door charge. Table reservations are encouraged. Visit http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/live-music for reservations and more information.
Feb 14, 2018
Washington, DC
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Come enjoy fine dining and delicious cocktails with a soundtrack of love songs provided by Cecily and her band: Eliot Seppa (bass), Zachary Cutler (guitar), and Tyler Leak (drums). No cover and no reservation required.
Bethesda Blues and Jazz teams up with Daryl Davis Presents to honor Black History Month with a presentation of some of the most legendary and soulful music artists in the world who were born or lived in WASHINGTON DC, “Chocolate City.” Critically acclaimed vocalist, Cecily will perform songs by Chocolate City dwellers such as Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Patsy Cline, The Clovers, Gil Scott-Heron and many others. Cecily will be joined by the ever soulful & brilliant Kenny Wesley for some unforgettable duets! Kenny is a songwriter, pianist, vocalist with a range spanning more than four octaves, and a linguist who speaks five languages. His name is Kenny Wesley. With three acclaimed projects, numerous accolades, collaborations, compilation features, and high-profile performances under his belt, including a win as a finalist as the USA representative for the 2013 Montreux Jazz Festival’s Shure Vocal Competition, Kenny has firmly placed his stamp on the burgeoning modern music movement. His songs, fusing elements of electronic, jazz, funk, classical, folk and gospel, have been prominently featured on radio, film and TV – including the FOX series So You Think You Can Dance. He has shared the stage with numerous artists: ‪Kurt Elling‬, ‪Sheila Jordan‬, Rachelle Ferrell, Maysa, Klazz Brothers, Vinx, et al. Band members include Zachary Cutler (music director for The Impressions), Dante Pope (music director for Crossrhodes Project), Eliot Seppa (Raul Midon Quartet), and Colin Chambers (Mr. Henry’s house band). Tickets available at http://bbjlive.com/
Cecily will be a special guest at Mystical Waters, a performance by multi-instrumentalist Saleem Waters. He blends a mixture of Jazz, Caribbean, World Beat, Spiritual, Blues, Classical and Neo Soul.
Dec 15, 2017
Silver Spring, MD
Private Holiday Party
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Dec 11, 2017
Los Angeles , CA
Sofar, also known as Songs From A Room is an-RSVP only intimate, acoustic house concert series featuring 4 performers each show. Cecily will be performing with guitarist Zachary Cutler. To attend, please click the ticket link and enter the code ARTISTFRIEND-93287
Nov 29, 2017
North Bethesda, MD
As a 2018 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, Cecily will join her fellow classmates for "Fresh AIR," an evening of cross-genre collaboration featuring all 6 Artists-in-Residence and our mentors.
Cecily performs an evening of music and storytelling dedicated to Washington, DC and its musical contributions to the world. Enjoy music by Duke Ellington, Gil Scott- Heron, Roberta Flack, Me’shell Ndegeocello, and more. Followed by a panel discussion on the arts & gentrification in DC.
Oct 21, 2017
North Bethesda, MD
Join us as we come together for a swinging celebration of dance and music, featuring Strathmore Artists in Residence performing works by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and Ella Fitzgerald. Proceeds from Cabaret benefit Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program, High School Summer Intensive, Strathmore Children’s Chorus, and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. Through these vibrant programs, Strathmore stewards the artistic and professional development of more than 700 young artists every year.
Oct 14, 2017
Washington, DC
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Cecily will be performing during The Wharf's Kickoff Celebration Weekend. This event is free and all-ages. This performance will be on the Sutton Square Stage from 4PM - 5PM.