Maysa - 10pm - 8/26/17Saturday, August 26 2017 9:30 PM Doors / 10:00 PM Start
- Front Premier
at City Winery Chicago
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 in 1990 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 in 1991.
Maysa, a Grammy nominated, Soul Train Award winner, is now celebrating her 12th solo album and in 2016 will celebrate 25 years in the music industry. Maysa has one child, her son, JAZZ.