A unique, instantly identifiable vocal sound encompassing both Jazz and R&B. Grammy-nominated, Soul Train Award-Winning Soul/Jazz singer Maysa, celebrates her 29th year as a recording artist and 25th year as a solo artist in 2020.
Her first solo CD entitled MAYSA was released on August 29,1995, on BlueThumb'GRP Records.
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Maysa Leak knew early on that she would be a musician. "I was six years old when my mom took me to see Purlie," she recalls. "When Melba Moore came on stage and sang her heart out, I knew at that moment I wanted to make people feel the way she made me feel."
Maysa's journey took her from singing upon graduation with Stevie Wonder for a year to becoming the lead singer for Incognito in the 90s. In 1995 she recorded her first solo album.,MAYSA which debuted to rave reviews from critics and listeners alike.
Maysa kicks off the summer of 2019 creating her untitled 14th studio album for her brand new record label, BLUE VELVET SOUL RECORDS.
"I am so proud to release this album myself and for the first time in my life I will own my masters, so I will do everything in my power to make this album my masterpiece. It will be soulful, spiritual, danceable and sensual." Maysa states.
Cap Jazz Fest is excited to have Maysa live on stage at Sound Waves in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sept 17, 2022. AC Jazz Fest will never be the same!
Maysa will be playing live at Sound Waves in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sept 17, 2022. AC Jazz Fest will never be the same!
Maysa "Love Is a Battlefield"
From the "Love Is a Battlefield" album.