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Maysa

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, jazz-soul singer/songwriter Maysa Leak embarked on a singing career at an early age. By the age of six, 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 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 number 52 on Billboard's Hot 100. 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 also recorded with Rick Braun, Rachel Z, Rhythm Logic, and Pieces of a Dream. Incognito's No Time Like the Future followed in 1999.

Throughout the 2000s and early 2010s, Maysa was remarkably productive as a solo artist and continued to be appreciated more in the U.K. than in the U.S. The varied All My Life (2000), Out of the Blue (2002), and Smooth Sailing (2004) featured an array of sophisticated R&B, lush deep house, and crossover jazz, as well as covers of songs originally recorded by Sly & the Family Stone, Gil Scott-Heron, and Earth, Wind & Fire. In 2006, she began a lengthy association with the Shanachie label. Sweet Classic Soul (2006) and Feel the Fire (2007) were highlighted by reinterpretations of the Stylistics, Luther Vandross, Commodores, and Evelyn King, while Metamorphosis (2008), A Woman in Love (2010), and Motions of Love (2011) were dominated by new songs written by and with the likes of longtime associate Rex Rideout, Will Downing, Ledisi, and Chris Davis. Maysa considered Blue Velvet Soul (2013), her tenth solo album, to be her best work. She followed it with a holiday album, A Very Maysa Christmas (2014), and Back to Love (2015), the latter of which featured Phil Perry and Mint Condition's Stokley Williams. ~ Heather Phares & Andy Kellman, Rovi
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Track List: Am I Wrong (For Lovin' You?) (Single)

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Track List: Let's Figure It Out (Radio Single)

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Track List: Spend Some Time (Radio Edit) (Single)

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Track List: The Lady In My Life (Radio Edit) (Single)

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I love her she is marvelous..a n d especially cuz she from Maryland and I am from DC
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She's a phenomenal performer. She actually came to our church for a benefit!!! Love ya girl!
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She makes me want to scat she's Nina Simone incarnate as smooth as velvet I like I like I'll have to do a live concert I can't wait
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All of your albums are beautiful. I am VERY impressed. I've listened to Incognito since the 70's and BLUEY'S albums are nice also. You guys are GREAT!!!!
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pahs5042
This lady gets me its as if she is writing and singing for me I love her...I'm a huge fan
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I'm one of the biggest Maysa fans ever seen her twice wit Incognito at the Capital Jazz festival in Maryland and was able to talk and take a pi.cture with her almost lost my mind
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Maysa is the first artist that has ever moved me the way she does. I love her :-)
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She sings as good as she looks, I could listen to her all night long
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sweet sultry soul
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dpayne187
Nicely done! My girl Maysa
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Umm hmm!
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This version is sweet. Yes ma'am..
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IM IN LOVE WITH WITH HER I WISH THAT I COULD MAKE HER MY WIFE LOVE ILOVE YOU MISS MAYSA
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Another cool remake of classic. Her voice suits the song perfectly. Go on girlfriend.
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dimp10
Solid artist. I enjoyed seeing her open for Michael Franks in Detroit a few years back.
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For someone too beat her in a singing contest they got to bad, I mean real bad,because this sister is super
tough with that. GOD given voice.
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Love her voice....soo t h i n g . . .
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Enjoy her unique voice..like no other!
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WONDERFUL
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morgansparad i s e
Nice.....
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Been a Fan for years!!!!- Love Her!!!
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If it wasn't for having XM Radio's Watercolors station in our car, we wouldn't know MAYSA! But she is a phenomenal singer/ songwriter and can't wait to enjoy her concert TONIGHT in Durham, NC! The best wedding anniversary gift we ever invested in so far!
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Such a beautiful song! So chill and laid-back. From Detroit to the whole wide world with PEACE AND LOVE!
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She's a great songstress smooth lovely voice!Dig her slot.She's on point with the vocal!!!
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This is an excellent cover version of Can't Help It by Michael Jackson. Anyone who sings a MJ song must do it right and add their own flavor to the song.
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I'm really feeling this lady.
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I love jazz and I love Maysa!
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Beautiful sexy music...perf e c t for love
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I love her so much seen her up and close at a lounge in Bowie MD, all I can say is wow, what a sultry soulful voice she has, powerful.
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3A.M.
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Man I really love jazz and she is really tuff play more of her music.
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Stone-Cold Super-Badd Super-Star Soul-Sissta
~H-Town~Groo v i n ' ~ W e - D o n ' t - S t o p - T h e - M u s i c
LOVE'S Disciple*978 * ~ 7 m 1 4 y ~
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roseann327
I Really LOVE Maysa !! Very Unique Style and Vocal Prowess !! xoxo
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Just love her voice . Like thick molasses . :)
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azimuthcon2
New intro, beautiful rhythmic presentation , excellent vocals.
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I'm just finding my rhythm in jazz and I love this 1..."Maysa has a beautiful voice"
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That... Swaaaay....H E Y . . . . ' F R I E N D L Y . . .
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I love u Maysa! Toe daddy!
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She was GREAT with Incognito too
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I like her style alot@ her beat @ rhythm
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Maysa has a strong, soulful voice. i love it. a true talent
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I love her beautiful voice! Maysa is a wonderful voice to be reckoned. Original with every note she sings! love it!
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platinum_phi l l i e
Hi Maysa, I always see u when u r in philly. Ur voice is Heaven
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andreabrooks c u m b o
Mays a I love your music... I wish you would come to philadelphia
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I want to see her in concert.
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I Just Love Maysa her music helped me get through the War in IRAQ. Everytime I came off a mission I'd return to my Hooch and pop in some Maysa. Thank You Maysa Much Love!
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jinisisnyne
I can picture me & my godbody on a warm & breezy day dancing in the park with this song vibrating in the background. Ummm,nice.
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You make loving sweet!!! Kisses & Huggs!!!! Thank you for your music!!!!
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MAYSA I LOVE ....SWEET!!! !
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