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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
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Blue Velvet Soul

1. Beautiful Dreamer

2. Sophisticated Lover

3. Be There

4. Good Morning Sunrise

5. What Can I Do

6. Pouring Rain

7. When Your Soul Answers

8. Put It On Me

9. Inside My Dream

10. When You Touch Me

11. Quiet Fire

12. I Care

13. This Much

14. Nothing But You

15. Love Me Good

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Track List: Motions Of Love

1. Get Wit Me

2. Come Dance With Me

3. Day N Night

4. Flower Girl

5. Have Sweet Dreams

6. Motions Of Love

7. You Won't Find Your Way

8. When It's Over

9. Love Sweet Love (LSL)

10. Hold On

11. I Try

12. When It's Over (Reprise)

13. Your Name's Not On The List

14. Special Place

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Track List: Woman In Love

1. Am I Wrong (For Lovin' You?)

2. Love Theory (Feat. Will Downing)

3. 'round Midnight

4. Spend Some Time

5. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

6. A Woman In Love

7. The Lady In My Life

8. Willow Weep For Me

9. Honey Bee

10. I Put A Spell On You

11. When I Fall In Love

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Track List: Metamorphosis

1. Simpatico

2. My Destiny

3. Never Really Ever

4. Let's Figure It Out (A Song For Bluey)

5. I Need A Man

6. Higher Love

7. Take Me Away

8. Happy Feelings

9. Love So True

10. Walk Away

11. Grateful

12. A Conversation With The Universe

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Track List: Feel The Fire

1. I Can't Help It

2. You Are My Starship

3. Happy Feeling

4. I Don't Want To Lose Your Love

5. Feel The Fire

6. Zoom

7. Send For Me

8. I'm In Love

9. This Time I'll Be Sweeter

10. Ain't No Sunshine

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Track List: Sweet Classic Soul

1. Wishing On A Star

2. Don't Say Goodnight

3. All I Do

4. Love Won't Let Me Wait

5. Come Go With Me

6. Betcha By Golly Wow

7. Playing Your Game, Baby

8. Love Comes Easy

9. Any Love

10. The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face)

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Track List: Out Of The Blue

1. Friendly Pressure

2. Out Of The Blue

3. Spirit (Interlude)

4. Head To The Sky

5. Simple Life

6. Right Here Right Now

7. MSDF (interlude)

8. Mr. So Damn Fine

9. I Want You (Interlude)

10. Blue Horizon

11. Osaka

12. Everything

13. Tailor Made Love

14. If It's Love

15. Thank You (Interlude)

16. Family Affair

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Track List: Maysa

1. Prelude

2. What About Our Love

3. Black Heaven

4. Sexy

5. More Than You Know

6. Can We Change The World?

7. Goodbye Manhattan

8. J.F.S.

9. Let It Go

10. Alone At Last

11. Raindrops

12. Peace Of Mind

13. Goodbye

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Track List: Am I Wrong (For Lovin' You?) (Single)

1. Am I Wrong (For Lovin' You?)

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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 really love Maysa been a fan for over 10 years - Maysa come to D.C.
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Maysa please come to the Sea Breeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, Florida. It happens every year in April!!!! Please!!!
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I love Maysa!!!!!!
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Always LOVING me some Maysa...
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Love listening to her sing!!!
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Does anyone know when she's coming to New York??? I'm obsessed!
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lorenzoken
She is coming to Detroit, Michigan...I ' v e been waiting and listening to Maysa for years...Than k s for blessing my city with your talent!!
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Hi Maysa I love your music it get threw some times Girl love your Blackstock Family Neisy
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A voice as smooth as room-tempera t u r e butter. Love you Maysa....no, I mean literally!
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Maysa, Maysa, Maysa... The timeless, albeit rich, sound of your voice is a balm to my soul. Rock, rock on ✊��
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amazing... don't want to be weak and I don't want to get wet until the rain begins... Such a great song... Made my day Maysa... Rafael Loves you...
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glenjen2
The bio needs to be updated. Miss Maysa is a Grammy Nominee! Been loving this lady's music since Tribes Vibes & Scribes w/ Incognito.
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bluediamond5 8 . g l
Another nice remake.. From beginning to end..
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I've loved her music since hearing her first back in the early 2000's. Awesome octave range! And it doesn't hurt to jail from my hometown...
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Been in love with Maysa Since her days with Incognito when I lived in Seattle back in the 80s. She's one of two females I could listen to daily , and the other is Lalah Hathaway...
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Awesome voice! I am from Baltimore Maryland myself; go Orioles!!!
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tracy.robins o n 1 7
Love...Love. . . L o v e , Maysa...Come back to Charlotte NC PLEASE...
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Love it
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arjames09
I love the groovie mood I'm in while vibing to Maysa's wide range of musical notes put to music. I want to stay on the Maysa Planet forever.
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Love, love Maysa! The is what American musical talent is all about�� R&B, Jazz and Soul!!! All original American music!!!
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Heard her do an Isley Brothers classic and fell in love with her music and her voice. It is soothing and sexy.
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Maysa....voi c e of an angel....lov e all your music
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Beautiful
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Could listen to this fellow Morgan grad all day!
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Ever since I heard your solo album 1996 been in love with your vooce ever since
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I heard of her not long ago,all the time i was listening to her amazing voice..
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Oh ho I love this woman her voice speaks to the core of my SOUL thank you Maysa...
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Love Ya Maysa!! And I Love this song sing it girl!!��
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chood64
Maysa is amaaaazing!! ! ! A Classic voice that will never go out of style!!!!
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Rich and smooth
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Love your music been following recently
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I haven't hear your music.your pretty woman.see you at unsung...
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I love her and I aint gay! She sounds just like het CD that mrans she's talented!
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i love her
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mtheodoris5
Voice like Velvet! Love Maysa!!!
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Ahhhh, yes one of my all old time favs!!!
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Very smooth and nice ;-)
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So soothing.
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'Madame Maysa' I am appreciative of 'your 'Blues~Jazz� � ' mix I am enjoying it much look forward to experience hearing more of your Songs maybe concert? Needing more '�� Jazz Clubs' rather than 'Illicit Entertaining ' zones!!
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Song bird Just a Beautiful voice. Ron Dsvis
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Maysa you voice omg I have no words. God Bless����
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Her vocals take me back to simpler, and more lush time in soul music. A time when a voice could literally "soothe the soul"... Her voice makes me feel taken care of...
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Water for chocolate
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Incredible voice, smooth soft very sensuous, I enjoy all her music, thank you MAYSA!
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I love her voice
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I saw Maysa in concert with Phil Perry it was awesome. The clarity of her voice is like the sound of piano keys. Beautiful lady.
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lesberry04
awesome artist
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love MAYSA one of the most unrecognized greatest female artist
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LOVE Maysa !! I also love all of Incognito w/ her as Lead Vocalist ..Very Blessed, Indeed with a Beautiful voice!! xo
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I been in love with Maysa from tje very start
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