LIVE FROM LOEWS, the concert series being launched at Loews destination hotels around the country, will present Billboard chart-topping R&B and contemporary jazz vocalist MAYSA LEAK for a free performance on Thursday, September 15 at the LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL. Taking place in their Solefood Restaurant, the evening starts with local music entertainment and a DJ with Cocktails and Conversation" when the doors open at 5:30 PM. The Maysa show takes place at 7:30 PM with a VIP Meet & Greet with the artist at 9:30 PM. The concert series is produced by Rene' Miller.
MAYSA LEAK was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and knew by the time she was six that she would be a musician. She graduated from Morgan State University with a degree in classical performance, meeting Stevie Wonder while a member of the world renowned Morgan State University Choir . Upon graduating, she moved to North Hollywood to join Stevie Wonder's Wonderlove," with whom she performed for a year, performing on the Jungle Fever soundtrack and such television shows as Oprah" and The Tonight Show." During this time she also met one of her main influences, Chaka Khan. Chaka will forever be an influence. Her power and tone have inspired me to develop my own voice and be unique, sweet and powerful, all at the same time."
In late 1991, Maysa won an audition over the phone to become the new lead singer of the acclaimed British jazz/funk/R & B band Incognito, moving to London for four and a half years. She has appeared on over nine Incognito recordings and continues to appear as a featured vocalist with them. In addition to becoming a popular guest vocalist for many contemporary jazz musicans, Maysa recorded her self-titled debut album for GRP in 1995, following it up with All My Life in 1999, and Out Of The Blue in 2002, Smooth Sailing in 2004 for indie label, N-Coded Music. She then made an impact with her interpretations of classic soul music on two acclaimed albums for Shanachie Entertainment, Sweet Classic Soul (2005) and Feel The Fire (2007) on which she showed her ability to put her own unique stamp on familiar songs from the 1970's era. She continued to record for her Shanachie family when she recorded two 2 more records, both of which were critically and publicly highly acclaimed: Metamorphosis (2008),a CD of brand new music by the songwriter and her friends, and A Woman In Love (2010) a mix of jazz standards with the newer songs. Both CDs debuted # 1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Album Charts the years they were released.
She is working on Maysa: Live at the Birchmere, which will be released on her own record label, The Blue Roses Entertainment Group, LLC.,to celebrate her 20th year in the music industry and will tour with singer-songwriter Angela Bofill and South-African guitarist Jonathan Butler as well as writing and recording her first Christmas CD.
LIVE FROM LOEWS provides Brand differentiating live entertainment experiences in each Loews Hotel. The LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL is located at 1200 Market Street in Philadelphia. For more information, please call (215) 627-1200. The LIVE FROM LOEWS concert series recently launched in luxury properties in Atlanta, Nashville and St. Petersburg, with performances to follow in all 15 Loews Hotels in states by the end of the year, with the two Canadian properties to follow in 2012.
For more information contact Miller Wright & Associates.