A unique, instantly identifiable vocal sound encompassing both Jazz and R&B. Grammy-nominated Soul/Jazz Maysa, celebrates her 25th year as a solo recording artist this year. 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. After celebrating her 26th year as a solo artist, Maysa kicks off the summer with her new album, LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, a hand picked collection of Maysa's favorite songs, redone with her own unique soulful twist, solidifying her as the greatest Soul-Jazz singer of her generation-the latest in a distinguished line of singers that stretches back through Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Will Downing, Angela Bofill, Marlena Shaw and more recently, Ledisi and Chrisette Michele.
There is a major shift taking place in the music industry and Alex Vaughn is in the forefront. The singer/songwriter and overall force to be reckoned with, has a wide range of soul and energy that
will leave you wanting more. Her 90’s inspired style and flows make the Maryland native one to keep your eyes and ears on!
In addition to her personal music grind, she has performed alongside notable artists at legendary venues such as The Howard Theatre, SOB's, The Fillmore and The Kennedy Center just to name a few.
In October 2015, the soulstress dropped her debut EP, ‘The 4pm Mix’, which took you on a six track journey through an eventful weekend from 4pm Friday to the recovery on Sunday. Follow-up
singles Good Morning, Gotta Have It and Blessings have all averaged over 75k streams and downloads and its numbers continue to increase daily.
The release of her latest project ‘The Shift’ allows you to see the growth of Alex Vaughn as an artist as well as an individual. ‘The Shift’ documents the evolution young adults go through, as they find
their way to fulfilling their passion and ultimately living out their dreams.
When it comes to ‘feel-good’ R&B, the DMV’s songstress is the artist you’ve been looking for!