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     Maysa Leak

Genres: Rock
Styles: Smooth Jazz, Acid Jazz, Urban, R&B

Baltimore-born and raised jazz-soul singer/songwriter Maysa Leak embarked on a singing career at an early age; by the age of 6 she had already determined that she was going to be a singer, and she spent her elementary and high school days performing in choir and musical theater productions. Maysa majored in Classical Voice Performance at Morgan State University; during her studies there she began writing and recording original material. She also placed second in Baltimore's first annual Billie Holiday Vocal Jazz Contest and auditioned for Stevie Wonder's vocal group Wonderlove. She was accepted into the group but joined only after she had earned her degree from Morgan State.
Upon graduating, Maysa moved to North Hollywood to perform with Wonderlove on the Jungle Fever soundtrack and appeared in live and televised performances to promote the film. To pay her rent, Maysa also recorded jingles on her days off from performing with Wonderlove and worked at local record shops. In 1991, she was recommended to the British funk-jazz group Incognito by producer Steve Harvey, a mutual friend of Maysa's and of the band's leader, Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick.

Maysa moved to London and joined the band in time to record the 1992 album Scribes, Tribes & Vibes, which included the hit single "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing." She also recorded the 1993 album The Positivity with Incognito before returning to Baltimore in 1994 to record her first solo album, Maysa. "What About Our Love," the album's single, reached #52 on Billboard's Top 100 List. In 1997, Maysa returned to Incognito and recorded Beneath The Surface. During this time she began collaborating with the neo-blues group Grainger, and appeared on their album Phase 1; she has also recorded with Rick Braun, Rachel Z, Rhythm Logic and Pieces Of A Dream. Incognito's No Time Like The Future followed in 1999, and her second solo album All My Life (which was produced by Maunick) arrived in the U.S. in early 2000.

- Heather Phares (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.maysa.com Personal website. Biography, tours, links
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maysa_Leak About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maysa_Leak About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Maysa Leak - 'All My Life' - 2000, N2K
 Maysa Leak - 'Maysa' - 1995, Blue Thumb
 Maysa Leak - 'Metamorphosis' - 2008, Shanachie
 Maysa Leak - 'Out Of The Blue' - 2002, Coded Music
 Maysa Leak - 'Tom Jobim Por Maysa' - 2002, Discmedi Blau
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Inner Shade - '4 Corners' - 1999, N2K, AGAT
 Pieces Of A Dream - 'Acquainted With The Night' - 2001, Prospekt, Heads Up
  как соисполнитель ...
 Jonathan Butler - 'Do You Love Me?' - 1997, N2K
 Incognito - 'Tribes, Vibes And Scribes' - 1992, AGAT
 Tom Scott - 'Night Creatures' - 1995, GRP

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